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The STAR acronym stands for:
Following the STAR technique enables you to give employers a clear, concise and informative response which outlines a situation and the part you played. It tells them how you approached the task and the results of your actions. This gives credibility to your claims.
So how does it work?
Situation: Give an example of a work situation you were involved in with a positive outcome. Briefly outline the situation and your role.
Task: Describe the tasks involved. What were your tasks, duties or responsibilities? What needed to be done? What obstacles had to be overcome?
Action: Describe the action you took to address the situation. What did you do? What steps did you take to complete the task? What was the allocation of resources and/or people involved?
Result: Describe what resulted from your actions. What was the outcome? What were the improvements or benefits? How did the situation end?