Why do I babble during interviews and how can I stop it? I know and use the STAR format, I have great experience, but someone starts asking me interview questions and my brain is like: here are all the words spoken very quickly and I’m super enthusiastic and please, hire me, please because impact. The interview ends and then my brain is like: those were not cogent answers that addressed the questions with polish and depth of knowledge you are capable of showing. Where were you 20 minutes ago?!

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STAR is a good approach, and I recommend you map out a few stories ahead of the interview so you have them ready to go if/when you hear a question that they fit. This can practice can help you be concise! Practice responding to the questions is also helpful- ask a friend or mentor to conduct a practice interview (you can find sample questions online). Like any skill, the more you do it the better you will get, so don’t be shy about pursuing possibilities- don’t wait for your absolute dream job when submitting applications.

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I literally write down all of the potential questions I can think of and what to highlight. I also practiced how I would say and answer them. For my last interview, I had the doc up with the interviewer screen. Honestly even when I got questions I didn’t prep for, this helped a lot with confidence.

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Thank you, A2.

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😅😅😅 you are me.

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I feel this deep in my spirit. And keep getting rejected 😔

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This is all of us.

Not really.

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