Shell Telephone Interview
I've just had my interview for Graduate Program at Shell Netherlands.
It was a long one - around 1,5 h.
There were 3 parts:
1. Behavioral interview (give me an example of the time when you ....). Be prepared to answer questions about Capacity, Achievement, Relationship.
2. Why oil company? Why Shell? What would you like to do with us?
3. My questions.
My interview did NOT include a part where you have to choose a topic to talk about.
To all of those who went through the interview - how long did you have to wait for the results?
this thread has been really helpful and I had my telephone interview today for Shell for a non technical role,
the lady who interviewed me was extremely lovely, she put me at ease straight away and explained everything fully, therefore it was very conversational
the first part of the interview was based on achievements that put me out of my comfort zone, I was asked
"name me a time that you had to change your approach in order to reach a goal"
"name a time when you had to plan something and see it to the end" (this is paraphrased as I can not remember the exact question"
the next topic was relationships, I was asked
"name a time when you had to build a relationship with someone that you did not know in order to achieve a goal"
"name a time when you had to be convinced of something that you did not agree with, what did you learn"
I think there may have been a few other questions but remember you need to know your examples inside out as they probe
also there was no capacity...
The final part of the interview revolved around
"why you want to work for and energy company"
"why you want to work for shell"
"what have you done in order to research shell"
"what you can bring to the table"
"what are your long term career goals"
then there was time to ask her questions about the job
she also spent a lot of time talking about what shell expects and what working for shell entails, it was a really positive experience so do not worry,
i was told i would find out in 10 working days or before if i have got through to the next stage,
so fingers crossed!
just be yourself and be positive
hummmm! dat sounds interesting, thanks for the info will contact you if I av any other questions
I just had my telephone interview with shell and it was slightly different to what everyone else had gone through.
The whole interview was about the competencies. They asked me 6 different questions which i really wasnt prepared for and they wanted new examples for each one. So be prepared with atleast 6 different examples that you can use.
The questions that i can remember were:
1. Biggest Achievement
2. Tell a time when you had to be sensitive towards someone approach
3. A time when you had to work with different people from different backgrounds and cultures
4. A time when there were different opinions and how you influenced others to get your point across
5. Example of a time you encountered a problem and how you solved it
and another one that i cant remember sorry,
And they ask a lot of follow up questions just to see if you know what you are talking abt so be ready...
Hope you guys have better luck than i did
Wish you a good luck...and I have the same here, I got no response until now :D
Hi Mech.Eng - Just typed a full on message there and it got deleted! arhh ... quick answer is no but I told them to be quick as I got job elsewhere for drilling contractor - will let u you know as soon as I do
I had my telephone interview for UK yesterday - I gave good responses (she did however tell me to speak slower!) ha.
I would say to remain on the exact topic as its quite easy to wonder off it slightly lol
It was on biggest achievement, worked in team, and changed my approach to solve problem - asked me how I could have done it differently, and why the approach I done was important. Nothing on capacity this year. I will find out within 10days, interview lasted 45mins.
I will keep you posted on progress, and if you could provide tips for SRD if I was to progress, that would be appreciated to enable me to best prepare.
Enjoy your weekend and good luck!
Great. Yours in all likelihood will be before mine because I have an email saying I'll be notified of a date. I am applying for a technical role - HSSE & SP. I haven't prepared as yet myself but have been through this thread so that's a start I guess. The capacity bit could be tricky but I'd recommend having a clear structure in your head before beginning to answer - everything should fall in place hopefully. Any heads up will be greatly appreciated and I'll do the same if somehow my interview came before yours.
Cool, well Good luck! - What position you applying for?
When is your phone interview? If mine is before you I'll give you a heads up...
Not done much prep yet but will set a few days aside next week at some point, I have notes from previous interviews which can be used regarding competencies, so just this capacity section which will be quite tricky!
I am UK so will be London/Aberdeen/Netherlands I believe IF I was to be successful! lol
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