C.A.R. Interview technique in 4 EASY steps:
1. Interviewer asks a question. Eg. “Tell me about a time when you led a team.”
2. Candidate starts the answer with…
C for Context.
Eg. What your role was and where you worked, at the time.
3. A for Action.
Eg. Explain how you led a team. (Your Action demonstrates your hard or transferable skills).
4. R for Result.
Eg. What was the outcome of leading a team in the way that you did.
My consultancy adds an “L” to C.A.R. for “negative” questions, as follows:
L for Lesson Learned.
Eg. If asked: “Tell me a time when you managed a project which failed.” You would use C.A.R.L. to demonstrate what you learned from the failure. ALL interview questions should be answered with C.A.R. or S.T.A.R. (Situation, Task, Action, Result) technique. I have said this a million times, but once again….. PREP for interviews!!
You have amazing qualifications, experience and skills. If you want the interviewer to hire you, demonstrate with C.A.R. why they should desire you! Anything to add, please?