This technique will help you nail that next job interview

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Works! shares an interview tip that could help you get that new job or promotion.

Corinna Peterson, Communications Manager at Michigan Works!, says all you need to do is use the STAR technique. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result. It can be used when answering some of the most common interview questions, like "Tell me about a time you had to complete a task under a tight deadline," "Describe a time you had to interact with a difficult client. What was the situation and how did you handle it?" and "Give an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work."

S: Situation. Briefly describe the situation and actual problem you faced. Be specific. This should be 10 percent of your answer.

T: Task. Describe your particular role in the situation. This should be 10 percent of your answer.

A: Action. Explain the actions you took to solve the problem. This should be 60 percent of your answer.

R: Result. Describe the outcome of your actions, emphasizing what you learned and any accomplishments.

Peterson recommends being as specific, yet concise, as possible when answering.

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