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20 TOP TIPS FOR GREAT JOB INTERVIEWS

Recently I have gone through a couple interviews and definitely will say I was rusty. One I felt happy about with my performance and another not so much. Either way I stumbled on this post and really liked the 20 strategies mentioned. I also strive to continue to learn and this post was enlightening especially about scoring a success in the first 5 minutes. I also have found I have used the STAR method quite often in interviews to success and here it is as food for thought:

Situation: Describe the situation that you were in or the task that you needed to accomplish. You must describe a specific event or situation, not a generalized description of what you have done in the past. Be sure to give enough detail for the interviewer to understand. This situation can be from a previous job, from a volunteer experience, or any relevant event.

Task: What goal were you working toward?

Action: Describe the actions you took to address the situation with an appropriate amount of detail and keep the focus on YOU. What specific steps did you take and what was your particular contribution? Be careful that you don’t describe what the team or group did when talking about a
project, but what you actually did. Use the word “I,” not “we” when describing actions.

Result: Describe the outcome of your actions and don’t be shy about taking credit for your behavior. What happened? How did the event end? What did you accomplish? What did you learn? Make sure your answer contains multiple positive results.

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