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Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
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Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Unilever (Mumbai (India)) in April 2013.

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Stage 1. Pre-Screening Interview

It all begins from the time that you apply for a job. Some employers have begun to include pre-screening elements in the online application form itself. In addition to asking for your resume and possibly a cover letter, an employer may also require you to:

• Rate yourself in terms of specific skills or knowledge
• Answer “open ended” questions (such as “How have you proven your leadership qualities in a work situation?”)
• Respond to a Personality Survey or Skills Assessment

Another pre-screening tool might be an initial phone call that you receive from the employer. It could be one of their Human Resources people wanting to ask you a series of questions that will help them determine if you are the kind job seeker they want to bring in for an interview. So be alert and on your best behaviour when your phone rings.

Stage 2. Formal Job Interviews

After you make it past the pre-screening stage, it’s on to the first-level job interview, which is generally conducted in person. Often this meeting is held on the employer’s premises, though more and more they’re taking place in coffee shops across Canada. On occasion the interview may actually be done over lunch, breakfast or dinner at a restaurant.

The objective of the employer here is to see how you behave face-to-face. They’ve already read your resume and pre-screened you, so what they are looking for is enthusiasm, professionalism and your ability to think on your feet.

Many times employers use the first-level job interview to do further screening: that is, they try to narrow down the list of potential applicants to a “short list,” which consists of the top three to five applicants.

Candidates who are short-listed get invited back for a second round of interviews. Possibly a third round too, or fourth and beyond the higher up the position is that you’ve applied to.

Your goal during formal interviews is to impress the employer with your knowledge, and with the way that you speak about your experience and achievements. Answering behavioural questions effectively may be part of your task. Following up with Thank You notes is important as well.

Stage 3. Reference Checking and Negotiating The Job Offer

An employer may decide to check your references before making an “offer of employment” to you. Therefore you’ll want to prepare your key references in advance. It’s a good idea to try and have the following people available: your previous boss or supervisor (better yet, your current one, if they’re supportive of you moving on); a co-worker who is familiar with your recent contributions; and a personal reference – possibly a friend, relative or a professional such as an accountant, teacher, lawyer - who can vouch for you.

As for negotiating the job offer, it is generally advisable to get it in writing so that both you and the employer are clear about the terms being presented. Start date, salary and benefits, job title, probation period (if any), holiday entitlement, should all be clearly spelled out. This is especially true if you elect to negotiate some of these terms. You will want an accurate record of the final agreement.

Keep Your Guard And Spirits Up During the Interview Process

The stages you will go through in a job interview process will depend on an employer’s practices and the level of position that you are applying for. Keep in mind that at each point in the flow of things, you are expected to be at your best.

This means that you should try to maintain your enthusiasm and professionalism at all times. Treat every person you deal with during the interview cycle with the same level of courtesy and respect. Then follow up in a timely manner. This will create the strongest impression possible, and reassure the employer that they’ve made the best choice in offering to hire you

Interview Questions

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    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Unilever (Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais (Brazil)).

    Interview

    O processo foi organizado pela Cia de Talentos. Todas as fases foram bem organizadas, contemplando uma dinâmica de grupo e 2 ou 3 entrevistas.

    Interview Questions

    • Você já tentou convencer alguém de algo? Como fez?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (5)  

    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Unilever (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)).

    Interview

    Extremamente exigente. Demanda horas de treino e preparação. Os testes online são rápidos, mas há uma segunda fase de painel eletrônico, é formado um grupo de candidatos que devem criar conteúdo sobre um assunto. Dura uma semana, você é avaliado pela participação, ou seja, uma semana trabalhando. A ultima fase presencial dura 8 horas. É extremamente cansativa e estressante. São diversas tarefas, algumas simultâneas, várias simulações de reuniões e diversos gestores. Por mais que o ambiente seja descontraído seja nas roupas, ambientes de descanso, sorvete de graça e linguagem o processo, e acredito que a rotina, seja pesado demais.

    Interview Questions

    • Não foi bem uma pergunta, foi um cenário: você é um porta voz da Unilever e vai entrar em uma conferencia com a imprensa a respeito de um desastre ecológico supostamente causado por um fornecedor da Unilever (ou seja, se confirmado, a Unilever será responsabilizada pelas intoxicações causadas). Você está na sala com gestores (que fazem papel de impresa) e eles agem como a imprensa: interrompem sua fala, questionam e desdenham do seu posicionamento, de tal forma que perguntas como "O que a Unilever tem a dizer? Vidas foram perdidas com a contaminação, a Unilever tem que se posicionar" "quem é você, como mandaram você para falar com a imprensa?!". Resumindo, não foram perguntas em si, mas um cenário buscando testar a resposta do candidato em um cenário de estress.   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Unilever (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)).

    Interview

    Organizado com louvor pela cia de talentos porém da porta pra dentro confuso. Muitas vezes ficávamos sem atividades de formação. Pouca preparação para assumir primeiro cargo.


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    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Unilever.

    Interview

    As fases online foram rápidas. Na Entrevista Digital, foi colocado situações da área que escolhi (MKT). Como não tinha o pré-requisito de experiência na área (visto que é um processo trainee), tentei responder da melhor forma possível no tempo dado. Contudo, o feedback que recebi dizia que esperavam uma performance mais elaborada. Se é assim, então que colocassem a experiência no setor como 'diferencial', porque não foi analisada a ideia proposta de alguém de fora da área, mas como de uma pessoa que já sabe como reagir com certos procedimentos. Totalmente frustrante. Não senti como se tivessem avaliado meu potencial/capacidade, mas roboticamente procurado por respostas padrões. Dessa forma, não vão conseguir inovar e continuar competindo no mundo atual.


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Unilever (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)).

    Interview

    Ótimo.
    Rápido e objetivo.
    Pessoas diretas, não querem saber da sua vida pessoal e sim da sua vida profissional e como você pode aportar valor para a empresa.

    Interview Questions

    • Fazer case na hora em um tempo curto   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Não é negociável


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Unilever (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)).

    Interview

    Excelente processo seletivo, dá muito conforto ao candidato. Porém alguns pontos ficaram não tão claros, como por exemplo a etapa online, que não serviu para métricas de avaliação no momento das dinamicas, contrário do que haviam dito no momento da inclusão da dinamica online.

    Interview Questions

    • O que vc espera conseguir na unilever?   1 Answer

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