day 2870: Situation…Task…Action…Result

“No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.”

Situation…Task…Action…Result.  These are the four areas that if you are interviewed by Amazon, that you can expect to have probed as a line of questioning.   Provide me a situation.  Tell me what was needed to be done.  Take me through what you did.  What results came from this?  It’s a pretty simple way to get to what we used to call behavioral interviewing.  Too many times though, we don’t follow this, or any line of standard interviewing and then we wonder why we get random outcomes in our hiring practices.  Like anything else, interviewing takes discipline and practice.  Oh, and not everyone is actually good at it, so we might want to make that assessment as well and keep those who are not so good, away from the candidates.  But, we if are diligent, rigorous and practice, we can become skilled enough to make a good, or at least the best, decision we can.  BTW, Amazon’s Situation…Task…Action…Result process, they believe produces S.T.A.R.s.

Just like in the interviewing process that takes discipline, we need to be disciplined in our the way we conduct our lives.  Discipline is not fun, but it is part of training.  And without training we don’t strengthen ourselves.  One can not come without the other, so when we feel the pain or the rigors of discipline, we can know that it is making us better.

Reference:  Hebrews 12:11 (New Living Translation)