Using the 'STAR' Method for Answering Interview Questions

September 2, 2017

Gary Vroegindewry, DVM, MSS, DACVPM, director of One Health at Lincoln Memorial University, explains the two types questions you will be asked during a job interview.

Gary Vroegindewry, DVM, MSS, DACVPM, director of One Health at Lincoln Memorial University, explains the two types questions you will be asked during a job interview. Often, interviewers will ask technical questions — about your personal background and experience — along with behavioral-based questions — about specific past experiences and specific scenarios you were in.

Just remember 'STAR' next time you're asked a behavioral question: situation, task, action and result. The interviewer is asking you these situation-based questions to see how quickly you can think on your feet and find out whether you are a learning adaptable person.