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Westhill Consulting Career & Employment Australia: Interview question tips for offshore oil and gas jobs

Posted April 21, 2014, at 11:28 p.m.

Staring with the general information and basic tips. Show up on time and be at your best by dressing up for the position. Meaning a smart, clean suit, shiny shoes and clean nails and hair will play a big part of being hired. See to it that the colors stay on the appropriate side of coordinated and get rid of any superfluous jewelry or objects that will probably provide the interviewers with an unwanted interruption. The point of the interview is to be judged on general demeanor and quality of answers. Prior to your interview, check the interview location, and provide as much of time to get there, you may call the agency a day or so in advance to make sure of the interview details. Read up on the soon-to-be employers ahead of time and think of some interesting questions to ask. Warning! Check job ads and requirements once more, since there are a lot of scams on the internet, and be certain to be able to elucidate how they are met through previous work or other experience.

For further information for offshore oil and gas job candidates, here are some tips. At the same time as the types of oil and gas offshore roles are broad, interviewers will be searching for some of the key qualities that are common to successful applicants. Applicants have to establish that aside from the academic ability to carry out the required employment related study but moreover the personal skills required. Successful Offshore employees will be team players, will be responsible to decide on conflict that occur with colleagues in a calm and sensible way, and be organized about their lives and work. Candidates are required to know how to take responsibility for their work, and communicate clearly with others at all levels.

Offshore oil and questions

• What do you see as the key challenges faced by oil rig employees on a day to day basis?

• What do you think the most important attributes of offshore workers are?

• What kind of career related qualifications would you like to gain?

• What attracts you about a career offshore?

• Have you spoken in depth to anyone who has worked offshore before?

• Have you ever worked a twelve hour shift before?

General interview questions

• What appeals most about working for us?

• What do you see yourself doing in five years’ time?

• What are your key strengths that would apply to this career?

• Why should we employ you and not any of the other candidates?

• What do you think are your weaknesses in the workplace? How are you addressing those?

Scenario interview questions

• Can you talk me through a work or educational experience where you had to work closely with a group of colleagues to complete a task? What collaboration strategies were most effective?

• How would you deal with a disagreement about a health and safety issue when doing a job on a rig?

• Can you describe to me a situation you have dealt with which best demonstrates that you have the key skills required for this role?

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