In this section, we present some example competency based question responses, which
address the specific competency of the question. These example responses are designed to
highlight the structure, format, and content of competency based question responses,
giving you an idea of how best to answer similar questions using your own experiences. The
responses follow the popular STAR method or responding to competency based interview
questions, i.e. try to cover:
Situation – describe the situation you are talking about
Task – explain what it is you had to achieve
Action – tell the interviewer what you did to achieve the objective
Result – what was the outcome of your actions and your evaluation of your actions?
This section should not be considered a list of ‘model’ answers as countless other responses
may also be effective. The important factor when responding to competency based
questions is to have evidence to present from your own individual experience. That being
said, how you present that information is of vital importance, and will ensure that your skills
and abilities are well represented in the interview.