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FUEL YOUR CAREERShell Interview Skills Presentation

Presentation Overview Introduction What Shell Looks for in its Employees Shells Recruitment Process Sample Exercises Degree and Career Matrix Questions?

What Shell looks for in candidates Academic Record Your academic record is one key factor in the assessment of your application

Skills & Achievements Extra-curricular activities and achievements are strong evidence to help aid our understanding of the type of person you are

Technical Skills Technical skills are both essential and highly valued

CAR Capacity, Achievement, Relationships

What Shell looks for in candidatesCAPACITY The ability to analyse data quickly and learn fast, basing judgments on fact not sentiment Analysing outside existing boundaries to identify implications and learn from others The creativity to propose innovative solutions and manage uncertainty within complex environments to produce workable solutions

In other words, your analytical ability to place problems in a wide but relevant perspective

What Shell looks for in candidatesACHIEVEMENT The drive and enthusiasm to set themselves and others challenging unambiguous targets The resilience to deliver The courage and self-confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems and go against the crowd when necessary

In other words, your ability to get things done

What Shell looks for in candidatesRELATIONSHIPS Genuine respect and concern for people and valuing everyone regardless of culture or status Demonstrating honesty and integrity in all their actions Creating trust by open and direct communications Persuading others by the inspiration, sensitivity and clarity of their argument Arranging clear means of communication and decision making

In other words, your ability to work efficiently with others in a team

Shells Recruitment Process Candidate profile at Structured interview on campus Shell Recruitment Day or Second Interview Job offer Start

ApplicationApplication Forms Applications should be completed online ( Attach copies of required documents (resume and transcript) Submit Candidate Profile to receive notification of future opportunities matching degree and interests

ApplicationResumes Tailor resume to the job/organisation Do not have unexplained gaps in work history Include achievements both academic and non-academic Keep it short preferably one to two pages Beware of exaggerating achievements

The Campus InterviewWhy Use a Structured Interview? Shell follows an interview process that is intended to explore candidate qualities that are directly related to excellent performance Creates more valid selection decisions

The Campus Interview Introduction by Shell Interviewer Life Questions Achievements, Relationships

Analysis of a contemporary topic Capacity


The Campus InterviewBenefits for the Applicant Provides applicants with the opportunity to elaborate on experiences, qualifications and skills Provides a fair and robust process of evaluating all applicants by the same criteria

The Campus InterviewInterview Tips Be yourself Speak clearly Ask for clarification if you do not understand a question Dont be afraid to ask for time to think Keep your answers relevant to the question Ask questions be sure to leave the interview having covered all areas you are unsure about training, job locations, when you should expect to hear the outcome of the interview

The Shell Recruitment DayWhat Is It? Final stage of the selection process Global process across the Shell Businesses for determining and assessing individual performance and behaviour Several candidates participate (usually 6-12) Involves a variety of tasks, both individual and group exercises

The Shell Recruitment Day No competition between participants Shells objective is to look for reasons to hire (not reasons to reject) Evidence-based assessment Objective criteria with graded levels Ensures consistency in selection methods Criteria tuned to gauge potential success in Shells work environment

The Shell Recruitment DayBenefits for the Applicant Enables individuals to learn more about the specific business in Shell where they may be working Provides further insight on what a Shell career offers Allows applicants to interact with diverse Shell managers Facilitates decision-making for the individual on the fit with the company Provides the opportunity for an applicant to showcase their skills and capabilities in a team environment

The Shell Recruitment Day The first evening Shell welcomes you Briefing and Dinner hosted by new Shell employees

The Shell Recruitment Day 6-12 candidates and 4-8 Assessors (Shell Staff)

Exercises Proposal/Scenario Case Study Group Discussion Interview

Close/Wrap up

The Shell Recruitment DayNEXT STEPS Results available Max within 5 working days

Offer Identification of first assignment

Get to know you meeting (site visit)

Second Interview/Site Visit In some cases, candidates may be invited to a second interview/site visit in lieu of a Shell Recruitment Day Benefits Candidate may have the opportunity to demonstrate technical skills, by delivering technical presentation or in interview with managers Enables individuals to learn more about the specific business in Shell where they may be working Gain introduction to current technologies onsite

Sample ExercisesINTERVIEW PRACTICE In groups of 3 assume the following roles: Interviewer Interviewee Observer

In turn, practice your interview skills benefiting from the observations made by your peers

Sample ExercisesINTERVIEWER - Probe the interviewee for evidence of their achievements and relationship skillsCan you give me an example of leading a team of people? How did you motivate them? How did you manage conflict? What was your biggest challenge?

Can you give me an example of when you have demonstrated significant resilience to achieve your target? What obstacles did you face? How did you overcome them? What could you have done to prevent obstacles?

Sample ExercisesINTERVIEWEE Think about the question and your answer Remember what evidence the interviewer is looking for Focus on what YOU did Be enthusiastic about your achievements Keep your answers relevant to the question Give sufficient background information to set the scene, but be careful not to digress from the question

Sample ExercisesOBSERVER Listen to the interviewee Were their answers relevant? Did they digress? What did they do well? What could they improve upon? Make notes during the interview and give constructive feedback to the interviewee

Business Matrix

Technical Matrix

Any Questions?