The interview was held with two senior executives who asked me many competency questions and tried to get a gist of my technical skills and techncial experience. It was a 15 minutes interview and was focused on extracting the problem solving skills, communication skills, confidence, leadership, team working skills which will be required for any role at GE on a regular basis due to the nature of the teams.
Most difficult question
Tell me about a project that failed and how did you go about making it a successful project in the end?
Don't worry if you don't do well on one part of the assessment center, concentrate on what is left and give your best. I believe its based on the marking system, so it will all add up and you will still have a good chance if you do well on the rest.
Experiences at the assessment centre
The assessment centre that I went to was from 8:30 to 2:30 (including lunch) and I think we started at 9. It consisted of 8 potential ITLP's and we were split in 2 groups of 4 each. We then went through the following (The order may vary):
1: Presentation about GE and life as an ITLP. (30 minutes approx.)
2: Interview (15 minutes)- As explained above.
3: Group Exercise (30 minutes)- This is where four of the people were sent to solve a problem and come up with a solution (there is no right or wrong answer). The team then had present the proposed solution in 5 minutes to the senior executive team who will negotiate on why you chose this to be the solution and not the others. So they were looking for skills such as persuasion, negotiation and decision making and ability to cope with pressure.
4: Presentation (10 minutes each) - My greatest achievement.
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