Tips for Preparing for the Interview
At Campbell Arnott's we are creating and building a talent culture, so we utilise the best practice recruitment process of behaviour based interviewing. We take a candidate centred approach which means we want to see you succeed in the recruitment process and feel supported at all stages along the way.
Our interviews are designed to ensure we are able to identify the best person for the job based on the match between job requirements, organisational and job fit, and candidate background.
Here are some tips on how best to prepare:
- Spend some time reviewing our website and any other sources of information you can find, to develop your understanding of our business and brands.
- Prepare for "behaviour" based questions (those that require you to give examples of prior experience). The best way to prepare for these questions is to go through your resume to refresh your memory about your work history and experiences you might like to draw upon. The questions you will be asked are specific to the position you have applied for.
- You may wish to answer behavioural based questions by giving the interviewer the situation, the action you took and the outcome. It may also be appropriate for you to outline what you learnt from the experience.
- Appearance - unless otherwise indicated please dress formally according to the position you have applied for.
- We will allow you time at the end of the interview for you to ask us any questions, so please consider these in advance. You may wish to write these down and bring them in with you.
- Be prepared to discuss your strengths, but just as importantly your areas for development. We all have them so donít be afraid to discuss them.
- Nerves - interviews can be quite stressful and we make allowances for the fact some people may be feeling nervous. Take the time to relax beforehand, arrive in plenty of time and prepare as much as possible. And remember the interview is a two way process, itís just as important for you to feel comfortable about the role and working for us.
Sample Interview Questions:
The following are examples of behaviour based questions which relate to the key competencies of the Campbell Leadership Model.
Tell me about a time at work when you objectively considered others' ideas, even when they conflicted with yours
Describe a time when you recommended a plan of action in response to business/market trends. What information did you use to make your recommendation? Was the plan executed? What was your role?
Drive Organisational Alignment
Walk me through a situation in which you asked a lot of questions of several people to get the information you needed to make an effective decision. How did you know what to ask?
Build Organisational Vitality
What are the most effective techniques you use to help another person develop his or her skills and abilities? Give me an example of a time when you used one of these techniques.
Execute with Excellence
Have you taken any steps to make your job easier/more efficient/more productive? Give me an example.
Produce Extraordinary Results
Tell me about a key achievement in your current role?