Situation-Action-Result (SAR) Grid

Key Tips for Behavioral Interviews

  • Use the SAR Template to develop “stories” that showcase your accomplishments.

  • Keep your stories short (under 2 minutes).

  • Use “I” language (versus too much “we” language) to describe your actions and value-add.

  • Whenever possible, quantify results and give specific outcomes.

  • If you can’t quantify results, try to qualify them by mentioning any awards, recognition, or promotions that.