S.T.A.R. Answer: Creativity

This post is one of the series of posts in my S.T.A.R. Answers Series in which I response to behavioral interview questions from my experiences.

Question:
Describe a time when you came up with a creative solution/idea/project/report to a problem in your past work.

Situation

A University updated their daily annoucements and events manually to the website front page through their Web Manager.

Task

To skip this tedious process and allow multiple co-workers to add announcements and events to the website front page instantaneously.

Action

Created a Twitter account and embeded it’s feed in the main page using JavaScript and CSS which allowed all office members to add their content at anytime.

Result

The University saw an increase in applications and a 13% increase in student enrollment the semester after it was implemented. But most importantly, it gave more flexibility and time efficiency to the office workflow.