Behavioral-based interview questions are very common - use the STARR
method to respond to questions that begin with "Tell me about a
time when..." or "Give an example of a situation..."
Situation: set your story up with details that are
relevant to the question
Task: identify any tasks related to your story
Action: this is the meat of your story and should
address the behavior you’re being asked about
Result: how did your story end?
Reflection: connect your story back to what you are
interviewing for; what did you learn, how does it apply?
Situation: My student organization was struggling with teambuilding
during the pandemic. Most of our meetings were virtual, and we
realized our meetings were becoming task oriented.
Task: We needed
to figure out a way to connect with each other and still live out our
philanthropic values that were core to our membership.
leadership team collaborated with the Community Service Learning
Center to identify virtual and outdoor volunteer opportunities within
out local community. We participated in food drives, completed yard
work for healthcare workers, and were virtual pen pals for
Result: As a result, our members completed over 100 hours
of community service in the fall semester.
experience taught me the importance of being resourceful and creative,
which I think will align well with the lead teacher position at the YMCA.