Every application is different - I looked at linked to see the general background of who I was being interviewed by.
Be yourself. Be honest. Read about WSP and what they are about. Try also to recall your college topics, it'll help during the assessment.
Company research, linked in mgs employees in similar roles. practice your behavioural questions!
Experience speaks louder than your bachelor's degree paper.
find your passion and show case them in your interview. it really helps with making you stand out. know exactly why you want to work at WSP. I choose to work here because WSP is transport focused and it was aligned with my passion.
For a graduate position, everyone is at the same level in terms of qualifications. Everyone applying has a degree (or is about to), otherwise they wouldn't be applying. Be a real person, and show your human side. Don't be afraid to talk about hobbies outside of work, and show that you have a sense of humour and are a person who your potential future team members would be happy to spend 37.5 hrs. per week with.
Have a recommendation from a friend - not very helpful, but that is how I have my friend working with me.
I have multiple tips for graduates: 1. Ensure there are no spelling/grammar mistakes in your cover letter and resume. 2. Use key words that let the managers know that you understand what the business is about. 3. Prior to going to interviews, put yourself in similar interview situations where you're talking to someone you've never met before. This will help you talk more fluently about yourself and help you calm the nerves.
I would say firstly be yourself, highlight what makes you universityque and special and what you can bring to the team - you want to stand out from the crowd. Get a really good understanding of the WSP values and guiding principles and know how you fit into them . Do some research of projects the company has worked on and think about what types of projects you want to work on.
I would say show passion about the industry that you are going into. Research topical issues going on. I would also not be afraid to reach out on LinkedIn or any other methods for the company.
Interview is quite relaxed, they're more looking for people who match culture/personality.
Know about the company and what projects that team do if possible. The benefit of knowing someone in the team, means you can quiz them about what they do and link this to what you have enjoyed doing at university.
Know what you want, and do your research. It's very easy to tell when someone is genuinely passionate.
Know Your Resume And Cover Letter Very Well Because They Will Go Through Each Point In Detail. Know How To Explain Through Illustration (There Are Whiteboards In The Room And We Were Allowed To Use Them).
Reach out even if there is no job ad and tell them you are interested in being a part of the company. Be motivated and willing to learn.
Research the company values and note down how/if they align with your own - Depending on your hiring manager, you may be asked technical questions related to concepts taught at universityversity; if you know the answer - great, otherwise, be honest rather than
Research the interviewee - LinkedIn is great for this. There may be some areas which you both have interest. Ask questions - it is best to prethink about these however they might come in the moment.
Review the WSP values and recent projects on the WSP website. Being familiar with the company definitely helped me throughout my interview.
Show your passion, your commitment to becoming better, show your innovative ideas. Get some real experience. The graduate program is only an Learning and Development initiative. I had experience working in corporate marketing, and these skills were easily transferable to my current role. but straight out of university, with only retail or hospitality experience isn't going to cut it. Do a summer internship in a Communications/marketing or business company, so you can show real experience and maturity in your writing and business development skills.
Smile, Take your time when answering the questions, eye contact.