The STAR Method

When interviewing or reviewing your own performance, it's good to have a framework that will pull the important parts of your experience to the surface. You want to show how you behave in certain circumstances, and what the results of those behaviors are.

The STAR method is one way to turn an experience into a story that will give the details your interviewer or manager needs.

S — Situation

Set the scene and give the necessary details of your example.

T — Task

Describe your scope and responsibility in that situation.

A — Action

Explain in detail what steps you took to address the situation.

R — Result

Share what outcomes your actions achieved.