At Downer our hiring process is an important part of our culture. Our inclusive and diverse workplace begins with finding the right people for the job.
We know that applying for a job can be daunting. We want you to feel comfortable so that you can put your best foot forward.
Your experience may include a phone or video initial screen with a Recruitment Business Partner, an online assessment, a competency based interview with the Hiring Leader and Recruitment business partner. There might a second hiring leader as part of the interview process or a second interview, this helps us to ensure we have a diverse decision making process.
Depending on the position for which you’ve applied, we might hold an assessment centre. If this is applicable to the position for which you’ve applied, a recruitment business partner will provide you with all the information you need to prepare.
Interviews at Downer include a mix of traditional interviewing techniques and behavioural interviewing techniques.
The below information will assist you in understanding both interview techniques and provide you with sample questions to assist with your preparation.
Traditional interview questions tend to focus on your beliefs, professional or management style and how you interact. The interviewer will ask broad, open-ended questions.
Behavioural interviewing is based on the assumption that past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour and performance. This style of interviewing is also known as competency-based or situational interviewing.
We recommend you use the STAR (situation, task, action and results) technique when answering behavioural interview questions:
Remember, an interview goes both ways. This is your opportunity to determine if the role, the team and the business is right for you.
If you come prepared with a few good questions for the manager, you will quickly learn if the job is the right match for you.
Post interview follow up is a critical step in rounding out the interview process and making a lasting impression. After your interview, we recommend the following steps to set you up for success.