Be a STAR!
Being able to showcase your skills is vital if you want to prove your flexibility and adaptability – it makes you highly attractive to potential recruiters.
The STAR technique below demonstrates, brilliantly, how to present any setbacks you may have faced as part of a story you can tell with confidence and conviction!
|Step||What to do||Example|
|S – Situation||Define what happened and your position||“I left my old job to start up my own business, but just as I was about to begin, the funding fell through and the business folded.”|
|T – Task||Identify what you needed to do||“I needed to find new work quickly to make ends meet, but I didn’t want to take a step backwards in my career.”|
|A – Action||Describe what you did to fix things||“I took on a temporary job that wasn’t in the right area and used my free time to get more training in technical skills, as this is where my real interest lies.”|
|R – Result||Show what you achieved||“I was then able to apply for jobs that required more technical expertise and I’m now working my way back up the ladder in the right field.”|
Be the STAR in your own movie and never listen to anyone who says you can’t do it!!