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JK90 · 30/07/2020 23:34

How would you answer this;

Describe a time where you have successfully led a team to improve performance and meet business objectives.

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YinuCeatleAyru · 31/07/2020 06:53

well I would answer it by describing a time when I have successfully led a team to improve performance and meet business objectives. The details of which are obviously irrelevant to anyone except me.

the acronym to remember with questions like this is STAR.

S = situation - describe this in a couple of sentences

T = task - what was your role in this, what were you asked to achieve and what parameters were you set - maybe also what barriers to success were you facing

A = action - what did you personally do. beware of using the word "we" here, the interviewers need to know what you did as an individual so stick to I not We.

R = result - describe the outcome.

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HollyBollyBooBoo · 31/07/2020 06:57

How can we answer this in a way that will support you? Surely it'll be different for everyone?

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Glendaruel · 31/07/2020 07:01

When prepping for interviews I find it useful to think about a couple different events in my career then when they ask for example of something I can adapt the item I've been thinking about and bring out the points they want.

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WeAllHaveWings · 31/07/2020 14:02

Agree with using the STAR template to give structure to your question.

Also make sure you answer the question they are asking when you "led a team". So try to focus your answer on the challenges/successes of leading the team (delegating, conflict management, performance management etc) and not just the actual task.

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