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1. Alcoa seeks to hire those who are up to date on the industry. Our industry is a competitive one with policy changing frequently. How do you keep up with industry trends and policy changes?
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  1. Alcoa seeks to hire those who are up to date on the industry. Our industry is a competitive one with policy changing frequently. How do you keep up with industry trends and policy changes?
  2. In your opinion, why is our industry a fundamental one?
  3. At Alcoa we understand that our industry can be a volatile one. In your opinion, what is the outlook for the metals and mining industry in the next year?
  4. At Alcoa we put safety first when it comes to our employees and the handling of our products. How important is safety to you?
  5. At Alcoa we take every step possible to be a leader in our industry. In your opinion, who are our competitors and what sets us apart from them?
  6. At Alcoa we have many strong competitors. In your opinion, what sets us apart from the others?
  7. What do you know about corporate governance practices in the metals and mining industry?
  8. Alcoa is committed to transparency, whether that means full disclosure to our board, the government, or audit committee. Do you consider yourself a transparent and honest individual?
  9. Social responsibility is important to us. In your opinion, what is the best environmental effort Alcoa has launched in the past 3 years?
  10. Every step counts for a successful project so at Alcoa we prefer to hire those who come highly trained. Do you have any post-secondary education related to project management or environmental affairs?
  11. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
  12. Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.
  13. Tell me about the most competitive work situation you have experienced. How did you handle it, and what was the result?
  14. We are looking for a long term fit at Alcoa. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  15. Alcoa likes to bring out the best in our employees. What type of manager brings out the best in you?
  16. Strong communication skills are important for any role with Alcoa. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.
  17. Considering your background is in an industry different from Alcoa, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this industry?
  18. We believe in giving Alcoa employees honest, open, and regular feedback. What feedback did you receive at your last job?
  19. How often do you discuss work with your colleagues in order to think up new systems and styles of working?
  20. When you have a problem at work are you one to carefully consider what is at stake or do you jump in and hope for the best?
  21. At Alcoa, we value education. What was your biggest take-away from your post-secondary education?
  22. Integrity is a key value at Alcoa. When have you shown great integrity at work?
  23. How do you define success?
  24. Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader.
  25. When have you made a mistake delegating tasks to your team members?
  26. What is your personal mission statement?
  27. What steps do you take when you have to make an immediate decision and you do not feel you have all the relevant or necessary information?
  28. What is your current salary?
  29. If you had a co-worker call in sick and you were asked to take over their project requiring overtime from you, how would you react? Where do you draw the line when it comes to being a team player?
  30. Are you applying for any other jobs?
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Alcoa Information
Alcoa is headquartered in New York, NY. The company has been in operation since 1888 and has yearly revenues of 27 Billion with approximately 62,000 employees. Alcoa is a publicly traded company, trading under the symbol AA. Follow Alcoa on Twitter at @Alcoa. Read about the company culture, corporate mission, and discover any job openings at Alcoa, by visiting their Career Page. If you need help finding more information about Alcoa, visit their Website.
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