Master STAR (and the extra ‘R’) to get the best out of interviews
If you’ve spent any time involved with interviews – on either side of the table – you’ll probably know about STAR. It is the recommended approach to responding to interview questions and, when done well, delivers concise, relevant and relatable answers. Current trends in interviewing use “competency” focused questions where the objective is to explore how the candidate would behave in particular situations. This is usually done by asking questions of the type: “Tell me about an occasion when…” If you are not well prepared, this can potentially become a stressful interview.