Formula for Answering Behavioral Interview Questions

 

What is a Behavioral Job Interview?

Behavioral based interviewing is interviewing based on discovering how the interviewee acted in specific employment-related situations. The logic is that how you behaved in the past will predict how you will behave in the future i.e. past performance predicts future performance.

Formula for Answering Behavioral Interview Questions

When answering a behavioral interview question, use the STAR technique. This is a useful strategy for answering interview questions in which you must answer with an anecdote. There are four steps to answering using the STAR technique: situation, task, action, and results.

 
  • (S) Situation. Describe the situation in which the event took place.
  • (T) Task. Describe the task you were asked to complete. If there was a particular problem or issue you were trying to solve, describe that here.
  • (A) Action. Explain what action you took to complete the task or solve the problem.
  • (R) Results. Explain the result of your actions. For example, if your actions resulted in completing a task, resolving a conflict, improving your company’s sales record, etc., explain this. Try to focus on how your actions resulted in a success for the company.