How to prepare for an interview using the Star model☺️great tool for behavioural interviews and to come up with some situations.

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A great tool indeed! Thank you for sharing.

Pro tip for those interviewing: A significant part of one's response to any STAR-type question should be the "Action".

Do not spend much time explaining "Situation", "Task" and "Result". Interviewers are more keen to know how you went about tackling the scenario.

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Anyone else really bad at interviews but exceeds as an employee? I feel like saying, “Can you hire me and I’ll just show you?” I feel like someone who’s great a BS’ing would get a job over me but I would be the better worker. Obviously I know this is not the way things work… just curious.

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As a former recruiter I would also encourage you to not only pick the situations that had positive results - being open and honest about projects or situations gone sideways, what you learned and implemented to mitigate that in the future is also incredibly insightful.

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While the STAR method sets a great foundation for an answer, it can deteriorate quickly if the example isn’t very deep. You know when someone has rehearsed the STAR answer as it’s pretty short and missing lots of key details. It’s easy when you control the narrative, but if it wasn’t something you knew the ins and outs of, it can get exposed. In 45 minutes of interview time, I think I average just over 2 base questions (tell me about a time when). I love knowing why you made certain decisions, not just the fact that you made them. Results sometimes are the least important thing and what you can’t control.

TL:DR — STAR is a fine framework to give an answer but pick the examples you are excited to talk about and you’ll impress.

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