If you’re not already using the ‘STAR’ technique to evidence your skills, it’s time to get amongst it.
STAR stands for Situation + Task + Action + Result. The technique’s major benefit is that it gives you a simple structure to provide strong examples of your skills whilst succinctly providing context. This is important, because it gives your skills more relevance, value and tangibility. You can use STAR to structure both a single sentence or a whole paragraph.
Here’s an example of where the STAR technique has been used to evidence key ‘Employability Skills,’ in response to the question ‘describe a situation where you’ve had to lead a team to complete a project.’