Yesterday, I mentioned the following (SARRS) as an alternative to the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result).


Depending on how you frame an answer, the ‘Task’ can be rolled up into the situation.

What I love about the acronym below is that it makes the candidate take lessons and an associated strength/s from each story or occurrence, which if addressed correctly can be used and introduced into any answer or value proposition.


I have set out some additional points for the acronym below.


S – Situation

Pretty self explanatory, provide the context for what occurred, the task may be rolled up into this also. What did you need to do to fix or address the issue?

A – Action

Details of the rationale and steps of what you set out to do and why.

R – Result 

What happened after the steps taken? Did you have to adapt , change course, what was the outcome of these?

R – Reflection

Looking back, was there anything you could have done better? What did you learn from the occurence?

S – Strengths

How does the story illustrate what you are good at, what traits do you possess that make you good at what you do?


Tomorrow we look at the framework and set out an example of this technique.