📆 This Month in History
In September 1920, the first radio news program was broadcasted. This revolutionized the way people received information, much like how targeted interviewing and the STAR method have changed the landscape of job interviews.
🤓 Trivia Question
What does the acronym STAR stand for in the context of job interviews? (Answer at the end of the article)
🔍 Common Mistakes in Targeted Interviewing
Targeted interviewing aims to assess a candidate’s past experiences to predict future performance. However, candidates often make the mistake of not preparing adequately for the types of questions asked. They may give vague answers or fail to provide concrete examples, diminishing their chances of success.
Inspired by: Indeed’s article on Targeted Selection Interview, updated June 9, 2023. The article defines targeted selection interviews and lists common questions with tips and examples.
📊 Adapting the STAR Method for Remote Interviews
The STAR method, which stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result, is a popular technique for answering behavioral questions. In remote interviews, the STAR method can be adapted by focusing more on communication skills and remote collaboration tools. This ensures that the candidate not only answers the question effectively but also demonstrates their ability to work in a remote setting.
Inspired by: MIT’s article on Using the STAR method for behavioral interviews. The article breaks down the STAR method formula and provides tips for behavioral interviews.
🤔 Really Good Questions
- How can you prepare for targeted selection interviews?
- What are the key elements to focus on when using the STAR method in a remote setting?
- How can one avoid common mistakes in targeted interviewing?
🐰🔗 Down the Rabbit Hole: Fun Links and More Related to the Content
- STAR Interview Method Guide: Examples and Tips for Interviews – Highlights your skills and work experience through clear and positive real-life examples.
- Using the STAR method to interview candidates – Provides context to help you understand the source of a challenge or goal.
📣 Call to Action
Ready to ace your next interview? Start by understanding the nuances of targeted interviewing and adapting the STAR method to your needs. Preparation is key, so start now!
🧩 Answer to Trivia
The acronym STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result.
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Signing off with a STAR—Stay Tuned, Always Ready!