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Engineer In Training Interview

Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Accepted Offer
Difficult Interview


I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Imperial Oil (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in November 2010.


Imperial interviews using a behavioral question process. This means primarily questions with the format: Describe a time when X happened to you? What actions did you take (lets call them Y) when X happened? What were the results of you doing Y? They like your answers in the StAR's format: Situation, Action, Result. The interview process typically follows: Resume screening - Up to 30 candidates whittled down to between 5-10 Initial Interview - Candidates receive a screening interview with someone not necessarily related to the job they are applying for, this interview is simply to check if you are a good 'company fit' 2nd round interview - Between 2 and 5 candidates are interviewed before final selection. You will travel to the corporate offices and partake in 3 separate interviews with people you will work with if you are selected.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time when there appeared to be too much work to accomplish with too limited a number of people to accomplish it. What did you do?   1 Answer
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