Wednesday’s Career Aviators Job Search Engineer is a weekly blog post with quick questions and answers about job search
Melissa has written in because she has been to three interviews but not landed a second interview or a job and wants to know how to do better at answering questions.
Melissa, First of all congratulation on getting interviewed for 3 positions. That is an achievement
I am going to give you 1 suggestion in this blog post but keep watching for more ideas in future posts
You want to answer most of the questions in the interview using the STAR method
S for Situation:
“While working at the ABC Bank”
T for Task:
“I spent a summer helping clients to do financial plans so that they would not outlive their savings”
A for Action:
“I built such strong relationships with clients”
R for Result:
“that 70 % of these clients made new investments using our bank’s products.”
Your answer put together would be
While working at the ABC Bank, I spent a summer helping clients to do financial plans so that they would not outlive their savings. I built such strong relationships with clients that 70 % of these clients made new investments using our bank’s products.
You want to go into the interview with a STAR story for every possible qualification and core skill that you can identify
STAR lets you demonstrate your skills and that is so much more helpful to the interviewer than a text book style answer which anyone can do.
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