Let the STARs tell your story and win you the job

Achievement statements are the most interesting and convincing way to describe your skills to a prospective employer. And STARs can be the brightest lights in the achievement statement constellation. I have written about STARs in the past, but usually just to demonstrate how a candidate meets just one of the selection criteria. Because STARs tell a complete story this could result in a fairly long application. As the economy recovers from Covid restrictions, employers are facing a deluge of applications and are demanding shorter applications. This article discusses how to use STARs to demonstrate skills across a range of criteria and yet to be equally convincing and interesting.