Competency Based Interview Techniques

The S-T-A-R Approach is a one of the most common Competency Based Interview Techniques (CBI).

Competency based interview questionsThe acronym STAR stands for:


Situation or Task – Describe the situation that you were confronted with or the task that needed to be accomplished. With the STAR approach you need to set the context.

Action – Here you will need to demonstrate and highlight the skills and personal attributes that the question is testing then you need to explain what you did and why.

Result – How it ended, what you’ve accomplished and what you’ve learned in that situation.

Competency Based Interview Techniques will help with your interview preparation, an interviewer will interpret your answers and use it to and assess your level of competence.

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