Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Answering questions using the SAR method, part of Acing Your Interview (2013).
In this video, we'll be looking at answering a question using the SAR method. …In the following scene, Eric will answer the interviewer's question by describing …the situation, explaining his actions, and letting his interviewer know the results. …Let's see what this looks like. >> So tell me about a time when you …managed a project with team members from other departments and faced a challenge. … >> Okay, let's see well, when I was with my former company I managed a …project that involved representatives from sales, marketing and an outside agency.…
our goal was to increase the market share for one of our existing products. …So I used the project plan that I built into a spreadsheet that listed all the …tasks and the time frame for when those tasks were due. …And I also listed the people who were responsible for each task. …And then, I set up semi-weekly meetings for the project team to review all action …items that were due. Now as far as challenges, wow, that's …that's a good question. Well, there was one member of the sales …
- Understanding interview formats
- Anticipating questions and preparing answers
- Researching potential employers
- Establishing good body language in the interview
- Reviewing your performance
- Answering questions using the Situation-Action-Result method
Skill Level Intermediate
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Q: This course was updated on 6/05/2013. What changed?
A: We added new videos on handling tricky and possibly illegal interview questions, what your body language says about you, and how to answer questions with the SAR (Situation-Action-Result) method.