Behavior Based Interview Questions

Interviewers really like detailed examples when they ask interview questions.  Here is a successful format for answering interview questions and developing examples to create concise, poignant answers.  Practicing using this format will help you stay on point and tell your story in a compelling way.   


S-situation: describe the situation. 

T-task: communicate the task you had to do or challenge you were faced with.  

A-action: describe what steps were taken and be specific about your role. 

R-results: communicate what the results were, or how you overcame the challenge, and when possible try to quantify the impact of your actions (i.e. ‘this resulted in a $1,000 decrease in cost’) 

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