Prep for a stellar interview with our STAR technique template

Practice with STAR method examples to land your dream job, then wow your new coworkers with action plan and storyboard templates from FigJam.

STAR diagram templateSTAR diagram template

STAR template

Source interview questions and craft the perfect Situation, Task, Action, and Result for each answer.

Shoot for the stars at your next interview

A STAR method interview preparation guide can help you nail that first impression—no matter which side of the desk you’re sitting on.

Make your answers count: Learn to give concise, relevant responses to all sorts of interview questions.

Demonstrate progress: Ground your answers in real-world examples to showcase your professional growth from past experiences.

Dream up the ideal applicant: Use a STAR method worksheet as a hiring or team manager to pinpoint what a star performer looks like.

two boxes with different letters and words on themtwo boxes with different letters and words on them
STAR diagram with FigJams collaboration toolsSTAR diagram with FigJams collaboration tools

Bring the whole galaxy on board

Your sit-down interview may be a solo endeavor, but your preparation doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re asking the questions or crafting the responses, you can invite others to comment, chat about prompts, and react to 5-star answers with emotes.

Stay lightyears ahead with STAR

Anticipate any interview question and structure your answer with ease. Need more organizational aids before the job interview? Check out other templates from our Community.


The STAR technique is a framework for job interviews that encourages detailed, organized answers. STAR is an acronym that represents the four parts of a well-rounded response: situation, task, action, and result.

Ultimately, a STAR technique template prepares you to provide context and concrete examples in an interview setting.

With the STAR method, questions and answers follow the four terms that make up the acronym. These steps tell you how to answer STAR interview questions:

1. Situation – Briefly introduce the setting of the example you’re about to give. What is your work experience? What was your role?

2. Task – Describe what was expected of you in that situation.

3. Action – Explain in detail what you actually did.

4. Result – Summarize the positive outcome of your actions and clarify what you learned.

Most of the time, STAR method interview questions are situational. Example STAR interview questions and prompts could include:

  • Can you tell me about a time when you made a challenging decision?
  • Describe a situation when you worked as a team leader.
  • What is a mistake you made in a past role? How did you fix it?
  • Share an example of a time when you had to meet a difficult deadline.

Here’s another question for you: Are you using FigJam templates to help with your interview preparation? With votes, sticky notes, and audio features, you can create a mock interview and receive infinite feedback from your network—all without leaving your web browser.

Other templates you might like

Explore 1,000+ templates on the Figma community

Explore even more templates, widgets, and plugins—all built by the Figma community.

Figma communityFigma community