Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Research and Development Engineer Interview
I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Caterpillar in February 2012.
Got a call for an onsite interview at Caterpillar's Mosville research and development center, after applying online on their website. There was no phone interview. It was a direct call for an onsite interview based on online application. The position was in combustion group.
Since they were interviewing me for a research position I was expecting the focus would be on technical aspects. But, to my surprise it was completely behavioral. This was a complete "Targeted Selection" interview. It was a panel interview with 3 people. All of them had similar questions, and were asking questions by reading their printouts. The questions are mainly aimed at giving specific examples from your previous experiences in dealing with different scenarios.
- 1) Describe a challenging task that you had to accomplish? And how did you accomplish it?
2) Tell us about a skill that you did not have and the process you went through to acquire them?
3) Describe a scenario where you were doing something in a wrong way and later corrected it?
4) A scenario where you evaluated gains and risks about doing something and at the end decided not to do it Answer Question
- 1) A scenario where you had to focus on attention to detail
2) An example of working in a group
3) Hostility with a coworker and how you resolved it?
4) Any experience with putting in place safety and operation procedures
5) What contributions are you leaving behind at your previous work place? Answer Question
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