When preparing for the BDI, we recommend applicants familiarize themselves with the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) technique. Each event description should include:
- a situation or task;
- a response (i.e. actions or feelings); and
- an outcome or results.
It is very important to prepare and practice responses to anticipated interview questions.
Tip: Document examples or experiences that demonstrate the six competencies in a positive manner. The interviewer will assess an applicant’s response to stressful conditions and how well the example demonstrates the competency.