Star Method Resume (2022)

The STAR method is a framework to help interviewees when answering interview questions. In this post we’ll do a deep dive on the method and include examples.

Phil from 4 day week


When it comes to finding a job, the first step is making sure your resume is up to date — or even potentially creating a new one. According to a recent study, only 2% of sent resumes result in an interview. This highlights the need for a resume that can stick out above the rest.

But creating the perfect resume isn’t easy, and can be quite stressful. You want to make sure your resume is concise, accurate, and interesting to a prospective employer. Getting the balance right can be tricky, but by using the STAR method to build your resume, it gets a lot easier!

What is the STAR method? At 4 day week, we’ll answer that question and take you through all the steps you need to create your perfect STAR method resume that will ultimately help you achieve your career goals. Having a formula to fill in takes some of the stress out of creating a resume and you’re safe in the knowledge that it will impress the right people. So, let’s get down to it!

What is a STAR method resume?

The STAR method is a four-part structure to help interviewees as well as interviewers when it comes to answering interview questions. It is helpful for interviewers as they can get a better idea of your skills and knowledge, and how these can be adapted to real-life work situations. They are also beneficial to the interviewee as they provide an easy-to-follow structure to help form answers to interview questions.

As well as being a beneficial framework for answering interview questions, you can also build your resume using the STAR method. This method makes it simpler to fill out the necessary fields in your resume as you have a formula to fall back on. Not only will you save time when creating your resume but you know that you’ll be displaying your skills in a way that is easy for the hiring team to understand.

Another way to think of the STAR method is an accomplishment-based approach — you are showcasing real scenarios that you have faced and how you managed them. These can serve as practical examples for prospective employers to gauge how well you would fit into their company. This is a great time to highlight both achievements and challenges that you…