One Housing Interview Questions & Answers
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Graduate Project Management Scheme (Architecture Technology Grads)
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Interview processThe application process started with a CV and cover letter upload; I was then contacted via email about a month after to do a psychometric test, which then two weeks after passing was invited to an assessment day at their HQ in London. It was a group interview with just 4 of us there for one role.
Most difficult questionThe negotiation tasks- haggling prices and timing.
Interview tipsThe cover letter is what gets the managers attention so really express your knowledge of the company and their discipline; also practise the psychometric test and especially touch typing as it comes up!
Experiences at the assessment centreIt was a very small group being interviewed- just 4 people, all of which were highly qualified candidates. The day started with a short presentation about the company and their work; the role was then described in detail which was within the pre-construction team for this interview.
There was a series of tasks throughout the day- it started with a group task to build the tallest possible structure to a budget from materials provided, this was more about how you work in a group but a knowledge of basic structures and loads would be helpful. During this each candidate had a manager watch how they interacted with the team and contributed, this was the most difficult task of the interview.
There was then one-to-one interviews with senior managers with 6 very easy basic questions ( why this role? why this company? what you tell us about you we can't get from your CV? biggest disappointment? best achievement? ) only about 15 minutes long and laid-back atmosphere.
There were two different data analysis tasks to be done alone- one to review the company's progress reports and make recommendations for improvements; another was a series of mock emails to prioritise including calculating costs, customer complaints..in which half way through you were given more and then asked to re-assess your order of priority.
The most difficult was a mock negotiation with a manager acting as a building contractor, in which you had to negotiate price and time frames for an over-run project.
The day lasted from 11.30am to 4pm with a short lunch break; overall it was one of the more enjoyable interview processes and the team are very friendly and encouraging.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
My telephone interview followed passing a CV screening and verbal reasoning tests. This was conducte
My telephone interview lasted for half an hour and was with a lady from the Learning and Developing
There were three tasks on the day, after meeting and mingling with other candidates we were split up
I initially applied to be a Customer Service Rep on the phones, so went to the first stage of that.
My interview had been arranged after my CV/Portfolio had been sent to the head of the architecture d
My initial telephone interview was with a member of their recruitment team which lasted 30 - 35 minu
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