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Application Process & Interviews at Cochlear
- Average rating for Recruitment, based on 9 reviews7.8 / 10
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Detailed questions, expectation of knowledge for technical aspects. Interested in attitude and ethics.
Psychometric evaluation and then in person interview.
Phone interview for internship. Presentation and psychometric testing for graduate position.
Interview (phone and face to face), psychometric testing, presentation.
I was not interviewed as such, I completed a placement through a university program, and was assessed by my manager after this placement. I then completed a presentation explaining what I did and what I learnt along with other interns at the end of the placement.
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Broad questions about leadership, what my goals were for my career, and also technical questions (e.g. what material would you use for this application?).
Lots of technical questions, particularly asking what i was currently learning about at uni, what projects I had worked on, what decisions I made on those projects and why. Some basic electrical circuit questions like how to fix a basic LED schematic.
About products, experiences and what I expected in the role.
Generic questions about (a) previous experience (b) challenges (c) self-assessment (d) contribution capability (e) expectations (f) company knowledge/culture
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Be calm but keen when delivering your responses; nerves are not a good look, but neither is bored disinterest. Prepare by reading the company website and knowing the products and how they work together.
Know the basics of your field really well, and be prepared to talk about something you have worked on in as much detail as you can. Showing a good understanding of the basics and also that you can dive into a topic to learn about it when you need to.
Be enthusiastic. Show your desire to help people. Demonstrate your leadership capabilities. Show you are collaborative.
Prior diverse experience (work, university, extra-curricular). Confidence and interpersonal skills. Alignment to company values
For the summer student interviews (which is a process I didn't go through), I'd definitely recommend talking about extra-curricular activities, and how they taught you something or how they show you can approach difficult problems or situations.