The perfect response to a behavioral interview question involves a three-step process.Â This answer, which is almost a â€œformulaâ€ for excelling in your answer, and giving you the best chance of performing well on that question, is referred to as the â€œSAR Responseâ€
SAR is an acronym for 1) Situation, 2) Action,3) Result/outcome
Using the SAR method of answering a question, you will provide the in-depth, logical information which will allow you to score well with the interviewer during the evaluation process.
So, when you are asked to â€œDescribe a situation whenâ€¦â€¦â€, you can start your answer by describing a situation, task, or problem that you have faced in the past.Â Next, you can describe what action you took to handle or solve the problem, task, or situation.Â Finally, you can state what the result of your actions accomplished.
If you approach every question asked by answering using the SAR Response, you will be giving the interviewer the in-depth answers he needs to evaluate you, and your chances of impressing this individual will be greatly increased.
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