If you have an interview soon, you’ll be interested in today’s post.

Organizing your work experience in the STAR format will help build your confidence before an interview and effectively communicate your story during an interview.

Read the first comment to see how the STAR format works.

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STAR Format explained:

1. Make a list of 5-7 experiences from your work history that focus on functions AND behaviors you possess that will translate to success in the role.

2. Use the STAR format to describe your experience:

- Situation: describe the problem or scenario you faced.

- Task: what task did you need to perform?

- Action: what action did you take?

- Result: what was the outcome of your action?

3. Write out all 5-7.

4. Review and refine each one.

5. Practice saying them out loud to another person —> this step is critical to building confidence before the interview and will prevent you from stumbling over words when speaking about your past work.

6. Repeat 4-5 until you are happy with the language and can recite each experience fluidly and confidently.

Following this process before every interview will ensure:

🔥 You have go-to answers at hand for any interview questions.

🔥 You feel calm and confident during the interview.

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