Situation, Task, Action, Result, Reflection. S.T.A.R.R.
Have you ever been asked an interview question that went something like “tell me about a time when…”? You were expected to answer in a very specific format, and may have been counted off for not doing so, even though you didn’t know!
We highly recommend creating a list of behavioral interview questions and writing down your STARR format answers. You should practice these questions and answers with a partner and by yourself until you can provide the answers without referencing the sheet.
Download our question bank and write down answers to each question using the STARR format.
Print out the questions and answers and read them often.
When you feel that you are comfortable with your answers, print out a copy without the answers and practice writing your answers down and compare with the printed version until each answer matches.
Give the questions and answers to a friend and have them ask you a question and then write down the answer you give to compare to the original.
Contact a concierge and schedule a mock interview to practice in a formal setting.