Star Interview Method
Know your strengths and weaknesses but avoid canned answers such as, “I’m a perfectionist” or “I work too hard”. It is better to paint a picture of what the circumstances surrounding the particular situation were and how you handled it. If there were lessons learned, cite those lessons. It is just as important to discuss a failure and how you rebounded as it is to discuss a success.
For example, “When I was working on the XYZ project at ABC Company…”
What was the situation?
What needed to be done?
(What was your thought process?)
What did you do about it?
What was the result?