The Middle — Brainstorm Experiences and Adapt to Fit the Questions — Three “PAR” Anecdotes
“Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” Hannah Arendt
Your interviews are as memorable as the stories you share. Many people have fascinating experiences but forget them when they’re on the spot.
To remedy this, review the key skills, attributes and experiences needed for the role.
Consider questions that are likely to uncover these.
Then have Three Anecdotes ready for each and base them on the following simple “PAR” format:
- Problem — What was the situation?
- Action — What did you do to solve it?
- Result — What changed afterwards?