How to pass job interviews like a STAR

Posted on March 13th, by Dr Rob Yeung .

Imagine an interviewer asking you questions such as “Are you a good team player?” or “How would you rate yourself as a manager?”

It’s all very well answering by saying “Yes, I’m a good team player” or “I rate myself as a very inspiring and motivating manager.” But if you really want to impress an interviewer, you should answer by providing an example – a short story – explaining why you’re a good teamplayer or manager.

The STAR framework is a classic method for constructing answers that should help you to persuade interviewers that you have what it takes to do the job. I was interviewed for this article and contributed heavily (but didn’t write it). The article was aimed at candidates wanting to work in banking, but the principles apply to any job. Click the article below twice to bring up a larger version which you can also download and save.

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