2 Presentation Overview IntroductionWhat Shell Looks for in its EmployeesShell’s Recruitment ProcessSample ExercisesDegree and Career MatrixQuestions?
3 What Shell looks for in candidates Academic RecordYour academic record is one key factor in the assessment of your applicationSkills & AchievementsExtra-curricular activities and achievements are strong evidence to help aid our understanding of the type of person you areTechnical SkillsTechnical skills are both essential and highly valuedCARCapacity, Achievement, Relationships
4 What Shell looks for in candidates CAPACITYThe ability to analyse data quickly and learn fast, basing judgments on fact not sentimentAnalysing outside existing boundaries to identify implications and learn from othersThe creativity to propose innovative solutions and manage uncertainty within complex environments to produce workable solutionsIn other words, your analytical ability to place problems in a wide but relevant perspectiveFacilitator should broaden this topic if needed.
5 What Shell looks for in candidates ACHIEVEMENTThe drive and enthusiasm to set themselves and others challenging unambiguous targetsThe resilience to deliverThe courage and self-confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems and go against the crowd when necessaryIn other words, your ability to get things done
6 What Shell looks for in candidates RELATIONSHIPSGenuine respect and concern for people and valuing everyone regardless of culture or statusDemonstrating honesty and integrity in all their actionsCreating trust by open and direct communicationsPersuading others by the inspiration, sensitivity and clarity of their argumentArranging clear means of communication and decision makingIn other words, your ability to work efficiently with others in a team
7 Shell’s Recruitment Process Candidate profile atStructured interview on campusShell Recruitment Day or Second InterviewJob offerStart
8 Application Application Forms Applications should be completed online (www.shell.com/careers)Attach copies of required documents (resume and transcript)Submit Candidate Profile to receive notification of future opportunities matching degree and interestsOffer any additional/Personal advice you can at this time – anacdotal evidence etc.
9 Application Resumes Tailor resume to the job/organisation Do not have unexplained gaps in work historyInclude achievements – both academic and non-academicKeep it short – preferably one to two pagesBeware of exaggerating achievements
10 The Campus Interview Why Use a Structured Interview? Shell follows an interview process that is intended to explore candidate qualities that are directly related to excellent performanceCreates more valid selection decisions
11 The Campus Interview Introduction by Shell Interviewer Life Questions Achievements, RelationshipsAnalysis of a contemporary topicCapacityQuestions
12 The Campus Interview Benefits for the Applicant Provides applicants with the opportunity to elaborate on experiences, qualifications and skillsProvides a fair and robust process of evaluating all applicants by the same criteria
13 The Campus Interview Interview Tips Be yourself Speak clearly Ask for clarification if you do not understand a questionDon’t be afraid to ask for time to thinkKeep your answers relevant to the questionAsk questions – be sure to leave the interview having covered all areas you are unsure about – training, job locations, when you should expect to hear the outcome of the interview
14 The Shell Recruitment Day What Is It?Final stage of the selection processGlobal process across the Shell Businesses for determining and assessing individual performance and behaviourSeveral candidates participate (usually 6-12)Involves a variety of tasks, both individual and group exercises
15 The Shell Recruitment Day No competition between participantsShell’s objective is to look for reasons to hire (not reasons to reject)Evidence-based assessmentObjective criteria with graded levelsEnsures consistency in selection methodsCriteria tuned to gauge potential success in Shell’s work environment
16 The Shell Recruitment Day Benefits for the ApplicantEnables individuals to learn more about the specific business in Shell where they may be workingProvides further insight on what a Shell career offersAllows applicants to interact with diverse Shell managersFacilitates decision-making for the individual on the fit with the companyProvides the opportunity for an applicant to showcase their skills and capabilities in a team environment
17 The Shell Recruitment Day The first evening – Shell welcomes youBriefing and Dinner hosted by new Shell employeesThe Shell Recruitment Day6-12 candidates and 4-8 Assessors (Shell Staff)ExercisesProposal/ScenarioCase StudyGroup DiscussionInterviewClose/Wrap up
18 The Shell Recruitment Day NEXT STEPSResults availableMax within 5 working daysOfferIdentification of first assignmentGet to know you meeting (site visit)
19 Second Interview/Site Visit In some cases, candidates may be invited to a second interview/site visit in lieu of a Shell Recruitment DayBenefitsCandidate may have the opportunity to demonstrate technical skills, by delivering technical presentation or in interview with managersEnables individuals to learn more about the specific business in Shell where they may be workingGain introduction to current technologies onsite
20 Sample Exercises INTERVIEW PRACTICE In groups of 3 assume the following roles:InterviewerIntervieweeObserverIn turn, practice your interview skills benefiting from the observations made by your peersGive the groups approx 20 mins.5 mins for each to practice being the interviewee and a few minutes for the observers to make their comments. Tell them when it is time to swap roles.Walk around the groups picking up any interesting comments you can mention once finishedYou may want to hand out the next 3 slides for the participants to crib from while participating in the exercise
21 Sample ExercisesINTERVIEWER - Probe the interviewee for evidence of their achievements and relationship skillsCan you give me an example of leading a team of people?How did you motivate them?How did you manage conflict?What was your biggest challenge?Can you give me an example of when you have demonstrated significant resilience to achieve your target?What obstacles did you face?How did you overcome them?What could you have done to prevent obstacles?
22 Sample Exercises INTERVIEWEE Think about the question and your answer Remember what evidence the interviewer is looking forFocus on what YOU didBe enthusiastic about your achievementsKeep your answers relevant to the questionGive sufficient background information to set the scene, but be careful not to digress from the question
23 Sample Exercises OBSERVER Listen to the interviewee Were their answers relevant?Did they digress?What did they do well?What could they improve upon?Make notes during the interview and give constructive feedback to the interviewee