Be a STAR!
The STAR technique can help you to demonstrate your skills and experience to employers on application forms or interviews. It is particularly useful for questions that ask you to give an example of how you have demonstrated a particular skill.
STAR stands for SITUATION, TASK, ACTION, RESULT
- Situation - Put the example into context - for example, did it take place at University, in the workplace?
- Task - What was required from you? What did you need to achieve?
- Action - Give details about what you did. If this was a team activity be sure to focus on your personal contribution to the team
- Result - Give specifics about the outcome. How did the action you take influence the result?
If you need further help with using the STAR technique then book an appointment with one of our advisers.