This stage was awkward with the interviewer also asking questions that I found out of place, such as " Do you consider yourself a Geek? "
After our chat which took 30-40 minutes I heard back within 3-4 days. I was invited to their group interview/ assessment day.
There were seven candidates, with the exception of myself the intake was mainly recent graduates in business/ management related degrees. The ratio was two female to five male candidates.
The assessment was ruthless and involved a cull at lunch time. The stages up till lunch involved watching an introduction video about the company. A Group exercise and an individual presentation. They allowed one hour preparation for the presentation.
I felt everyone in the group was highly capable and skilled.
After the half way point the assessors ( 5-7 in total) choose one or two final candidates, who then would have been interviewed.
Most difficult question
Go all out stand up and really shout about how great you are, I guess in the end this is about you showing that extra grit, this seemed to be their style. Speak up and stand up.
Experiences at the assessment centre
My advise her would be to be aggressive. one candidate stood up and started drawing on the board and this appeared to go down well.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group exercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions