There has been a huge growth in competency-based interviews in recent years. The theory of the competency-based interview is that one well-told story should have the impact of persuading an interview panel of a candidate’s expertise in a particular area.

The long-established building block of a competency-based answer is the STAR method, and at Slí Nua Careers, we have added a T at the end to make it START. This acronym stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result and Them.

In this series of articles, we elaborate on all five elements of the START method to help you prepare good examples for upcoming interviews.

  1. S for SITUATION
  2. T for TASK
  3. A for ACTION
  4. R for RESULT
  5. T for THEM