The STAR interview technique – video

A lot of interviewers favour competency based questions as an interview technique particularly for technical jobs such as an IT job in the life science, waste or chemical industries. The STAR interview technique is a great way to provide structured coherent answers that include the information needed to impress the interviewer.

This stands for:

  • Situation – This sets the context for your story
  • Task – Illustrate what was initially required of you
  • Activity – Explain what you did to accomplish the task
  • Result – Show how well the situation played out

Watch Natasha’s video below to find out how to use the STAR interview technique in your IT job interview:

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