The Best Way to Answer “Tell Me About a Time You Demonstrated Leadership Skills” in an Interview

Interviewing is an integral part of the job search and graduate/professional school application process. However, that doesn’t mean it is easy to do. In fact, according to Muse career coach Steven David, owner of Renaissance Solutions Inc, “Even if a job isn’t a managerial role, “companies might be looking for someone with leadership skills because they want a person who can grow in a position and within the company. So it’s a good idea to have your future employer think of you as a leader or potential leader from the start.

Here are the three tips recommended by The Muse article and we, at the Career Center, 100% agree. 

  1. Define What Leadership Means to You
  2. Choose a Story to Share
  3. Structure Your Answer using the STAR technique

Want practice? The Career Center can help with these interview prep resources and tips.

Full article from The Muse



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