4 results you may refer to in the STAR technique


If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know I’m a massive advocate for the STAR technique for teachers answering competency-based questions. In competency-based interviews, interview boards are checking to see if you are competent in certain skills which are necessary for the role and their school.

For example, I may decide that a teacher in my school has to be a team player because we do a lot of in-class support, run various committees to move subject areas forwards and I need to see evidence of the fact that you can work in a team.

Going through the STAR technique the results may look different depending on which competency they were looking for and which question you were asked.

Here are a number of ways you can outline effective results:

  • Use numbers: As a result, 25% of my clients went up 2 Stens in their Micra T results

  • Use observations: This meant that my pupils completed the task easily because of the clear directions given.

  • Use conclusions: As a result of my emotional intelligence and communication skills the conflict was resolved with the parent and she went home happy that the situation was dealt with effectively.

  • Use outcomes: The tricky situation was resolved with my colleague and we continued to work well together from then onwards.

If you would like to learn more about how to use the STAR technique in your interviews you can follow me on Instagram @orla.dempseycoaching. See you there or find out more about coaching with me here.



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