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…”

Situation:
What was the situation?

Task:
What needed to be done?
(What was your thought process?)

Action:
What did you do about it?

Result:
What was the result?