ROVworld Subsea Information
Unique Newsletter for the whole industry involved in the submarine cable market.
 
 
•  Home  •  Downloads  •  Your Account  •  Forums  •
 
 
Search ROVworld

Enter Search Term Below

Custom Search
Site Navigation
 
Site Info
Last SeenLast Seen
Server TrafficServer Traffic
  • Total: 72,292,864
  • Today: 14,014
Server InfoServer Info
  • Aug 21, 2014
  • 10:10 am GMT
 
Books & Video's



ROVworld Subsea Information: Forums

ROVworld :: View topic - telephone interview advice please
 Forum FAQ  •  Search  •  Memberlist  •  Usergroups   •  Register  •  Profile  •  Log in to check your private messages  •  Log in

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Message Author
PostPosted: 14:51 Fri 11 Jan 13  

So after sending off a billion CVs I have had an email stating that I am to be given an interview by a member of an ROV project management team member, over the phone, for a potential trainee position.

Now I'm confident in my ability to speak to people face to face, but I have never been interviewed over thwarting phone. So could anyone here give me some advice as to what might be asked of me and how best to prepare for this please?

Thanks in advance

Mick[/b]
 

Teamonkey



Member

Joined: Oct 17, 2012

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 15:24 Fri 11 Jan 13  

Mick,

You will need a telephone mate.

Andy
 

andyrose



Member

Joined: Feb 13, 2007

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 15:28 Fri 11 Jan 13  

More seriously though.

As a trainee you are not going to be expected to know specifics.

I would guess that it will be more about your previous work experience and what you know generally, your abilities and how that could help you in the ROV industry and more specifically what you can offer the company.

It may be a good idea to go online and research the ROVs the company use and show that you have taken an interest in the company beyond just trying to get a job etc.

Good luck

Andy
 

andyrose



Member

Joined: Feb 13, 2007

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 15:58 Fri 11 Jan 13  

Andy,

Thanks for the reply, not easy typing on a smart phone and walking a spaniel after a night shift!

What you said is exactly what I was hoping to hear, and I had naturally planned on researching the companies ROV types. Just to to hope I can sell myself when the time comes.

Final question: would it be too forward of me to get back to the company and find out exactly when the call will come so I'm as prepared as possible?

Mick

On my phone.......
 

Teamonkey



Member

Joined: Oct 17, 2012

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 17:33 Fri 11 Jan 13  

Definatly find out when it gonna happen.

I did one a few years ago for a job application.
It was conferanced at thier end and they had a HR girly there.

Make yourself comfy, with what everelse you need, in a quiet area.
But most importantly, if using a mobile, make certain its charged up.
Then its just like a normal interview.
As Andy said, Trainee's are not expected to know ROV's, so its your experience they are looking for and usual HR type questions.

Good Luck
Paul
 

diases



Member

Joined: Mar 14, 2011
Location: sleaford

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 17:40 Fri 11 Jan 13  

Mick say

Final question: would it be too forward of me to get back to the company and find out exactly when the call will come so I'm as prepared as possible?


its a joke? Very Happy it s a bit too pushy.

after a billion cv send ,be ready, thats all.
 

scrambler



Member

Joined: Jan 04, 2010

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 18:21 Fri 11 Jan 13  

Also don't be surprised if the person doing the interview knows very little about ROVs! Especially the HR person, they won't have a clue.

The interview is not about what you know about ROVs - you are a Trainee, you cannot learn about ROVs until you get a job IN ROVs.

This is about what is in your CV (anyone can write BS in that), about your work experiences, to see how you come across. Certainly worthwhile finding out about the company, what they do, what equipment they use, their vessels, big contracts etc. as that does show you have gone to the bother of finding out.
 

rayshields



ROVworld Webteam

Joined: Dec 26, 2003
Location: Scotland

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 02:54 Wed 20 Feb 13  

Team monkey did you ever get the phone interview?
 

Rugbymad



Member

Joined: Jan 07, 2013

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 02:59 Wed 20 Feb 13  

unfortunealtey not

i emailed back weekly letting them know when i was free to talk as i am not supposed to use my personal phone at work

i even told them that if they let me know when the call was going to be i'd take time off work

but after 6 weeks of emails and updates from me to them, and them promising me it would be happeneing soon, i got an email saying they had reviewed their manning and were not taking on any more

still, just another little setback, at least i was shortlisted for this one, and i'm not letting it get to me, 14 years armed service means i dont get knocked back by much, just shrug it off and keep pushing on

Mick
 

Teamonkey



Member

Joined: Oct 17, 2012

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 03:28 Wed 20 Feb 13  

That's exactly what happened to me. I think it will be the same company, I've since found out that they're not expecting to take on any this year, ow ever I do know that there training course s are full. Angola people I'm on 23 yrs service. Good luck. I'm not giving up.
 

Rugbymad



Member

Joined: Jan 07, 2013

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 03:34 Wed 20 Feb 13  

you too mate, if i hear anything or get somewhere i'll be sure to let you know, share and share alike etc
 

Teamonkey



Member

Joined: Oct 17, 2012

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PostPosted: 03:57 Wed 20 Feb 13  

Will do.
 

Rugbymad



Member

Joined: Jan 07, 2013

View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:       
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2001 phpBB Group

Version 2.0.6 of PHP-Nuke Port by Tom Nitzschner © 2002 www.toms-home.com
 
 
Page Generation: 0.21 Seconds
 
 
:: fiblue3d phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::