How to use The STAR Method to get a job


Are you struggling to get your message across on your CV and at interviews?

If so, you are not alone as many people struggle with this which is why I am going to show you how to use the STAR method to get a job. This is just one of the many tools I use to help clients to sell themselves confidently and it is one of the most effective ways of getting your message across to potential employers whether in your resume or at interview. In addition, when used correctly, it can also make your job search more effective.

The STAR acronym stands for:

Situation

Task

Action

Result

So how does it work?

Situation: Give an example of a project at work where you played a key role and which produced a positive result.

Task: Describe the tasks involved and the challenges you faced.

Action: Describe what it was that you specifically did to complete the task and state what people and resources were involved.

Result: Describe what the outcome was and what the benefits were.

 

By following these 4 steps you can quickly and effectively tell a prospective employer not just what you did, but how you did it and the resulting benefits which straight away gives you credibility and will make you stand out.

Now take a look at your current CV and see if you can improve it by using the STAR method.

I use it and know that it works!

If you are struggling to sell yourself confidently on your CV and at interviews, contact me to find out more about how I can help, anne@power-to-change.eu

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