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  1. 1.

    Tell me about a responsibility in your former or current position that you really enjoyed.

      Were you asked to take on a particular task, project, or responsibility that gave you a strong sense of enjoyment? Talk to the interviewer about this specific task and what it meant to you.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "In additional to my regular responsibilities, my previous employer also asked me to be the head of our social committee. This ask was very exciting for me because I love to have a workplace where people know each other, are comfortable having a meaningful conversation, and where everyone can let loose now and then. I planned four social events per year, and the turnout was always wonderful. Employee engagement went up, and some powerful connections were made."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I would say that my favorite responsibility in my current position is the on-boarding and training of new employees. It's great to see their excitement for what's to come, and their passion for the industry. "

  2. 2.

    Do you have more experience working within the public or private sector of transportation? Which do you prefer?

      Take a few minutes to bring your resume to life for the interviewer. Once you have highlighted the bulk of your experience, you can discuss some of your favorite projects or areas of interest. Avoid talking yourself into a corner when it comes to your preference of public vs. private projects. Be as diplomatic as possible by highlighting the pros of each.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "For the past four years I have been working with ABC, in the private sector. Some of my favorite recent projects have included X, Y, and Z. With that said, I also bring public sector experience from earlier in my career. That experience was also helpful because it taught me a lot about process and navigating the red tape associated with government projects. I have learned a great deal from both public and private work."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I have a balance of experience between public and private transportation. I have three years' experience in public transport and four years' experience in private transportation. The two sectors bring their challenges, so it is difficult to choose a preference. If I had to commit to just one, I would say that private transport brings me fresh challenges daily, which is exciting to me."

  3. 3.

    What is your current salary?

      A potential employer will often base their offer on your current salary. You should be transparent about your most recent earnings and be prepared to back up any salary requests.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I am currently earning a base salary of $78,000 plus a car allowance of $900/month and health benefits. I am looking for a competitive salary in my next position."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I am currently making $100,000 per year with two bonus opportunities. I am looking for compensation that is aligned with the role and provides an opportunity for growth."

  4. 4.

    Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?

      Are you the individual who prefers to know what the routine will be, or do you thrive on the challenge and excitement of unpredictability?

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I prefer working in a more predictable environment because I can be more effective in my tasks. With that said, I can certainly work in an unpredictable environment from time to time."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I am accustomed to working in an unpredictable environment and tend to prefer that pace. It's fast and makes every day different. I certainly enjoy the challenge!"

  5. 5.

    We have many opportunities for career growth at DP World Limited. Where do you see this position leading to in the next 5 years?

      Onboarding new employees is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor for any employer. Assure the interviewer that you see long-term career potential with DP World Limited. Research the company online to discover any opportunities for future growth. Perhaps they have multiple departments or locations. Where do you see yourself growing within DP World Limited? Be enthusiastic when you discuss your long-term career plans!

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "My interest is to have a long-term and successful career within transportation infrastructure. I feel that this role with DP World Limited is a perfect next step in my career right now, but I also see room for future career growth here. You have a few leadership opportunities posted online. I read through the job description for those and am interested in working my way into a role like that with DP World Limited one day."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I am looking for a long-term career opportunity within the transportation industry. I feel that this role with DP World Limited is a perfect step in my career now, and for the future. I see that you have operations management positions open. My dream would be to earn a leadership role with DP World Limited down the road."

  6. 6.

    Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?

      Career progression can be a touchy subject, especially if you feel that your career hasn't progressed as well as you would have liked. Talk to the interviewer about your career progression and what you would like to see in the future.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Overall, my career has progressed a touch slower than I would have liked. I have held a couple of positions that didn't offer the growth and learning that I was expecting; however, I have bounced back nicely. I feel that this particular position would take my career exactly where it should be."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I have been meticulous when paving my career path. Things have gone very well for me so far, and I am thankful for that. This position with DP World Limited will be a perfect compliment to both my short and long-term career plan."

  7. 7.

    How do you respond to feedback?

      Receiving feedback from a manager or supervisor can be tough. You can't always predict what they may say, and you also can't always predict how you might feel in response. Learning how to respond when given a performance review or negative feedback is essential.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Even though it can be difficult to hear criticism, I always pause before I respond and take time to think about it first. If it's something that catches me by surprise, I usually ask for clarification. I want to grow and improve so the more specific my supervisor can be, the more helpful it is."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I greatly appreciate constructive feedback. I am a firm believer in the idea that feedback should be implemented quickly after it's given. It's important to be able to professionally give and receive feedback."

  8. 8.

    List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

      You have likely gained many valuable skills in your career. Share with the interviewer which skills you value the most. Be sure to include capabilities that will potentially benefit this potential new employer.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "In the past few years I was able to upgrade my education while still working full time. The biggest skill that I gained was my ability to multi-task as I worked the dual role of employee and student. I also have strong skills in a variety of Microsoft programs such as PowerPoint and Excel."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Here are some transferable skills that you may have acquired along the way:

      - Leading a team
      - Intricate problem solving
      - Particular software experience
      - Organizational training
      - Time management
      - Self-motivation
      - Listening skills
      - Written communication
      - Verbal communication
      - Giving presentations
      - Training new hires
      - Hiring or on-boarding
      - Research"

  9. 9.

    DP World Limited puts a large emphasis on workplace safety and the health of our employees. How important is workplace health and safety to you?

      The interviewer wants to know that, if hired by DP World Limited, you would enthusiastically contribute to their safety-focused workplace environment. Discuss the importance of safety, and what it means to you. You should also mention any health and safety related training you have taken. Any current certificates and tickets are helpful to bring with you to the interview.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "Workplace health and safety are critical topics to me. Without a healthy work environment, morale will be low which creates an environment that fosters accidents and low productivity. I have multiple safety-related tickets including X, Y, and Z. In my current position, I have had zero accidents in 3 years. If hired at DP World Limited you can be assured that I would exceed your safety expectations."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "Without safety in the workplace, there would be complete chaos. For that reason, I believe that it's the most important factor to consider when building a team, and creating workplace policy."

  10. 10.

    The transportation infrastructure industry is ever-changing. At DP World Limited we seek to hire individuals with a keen interest in what we do. How do you stay up to date on related current events?

      The interviewer would like to confirm that you have a genuine interest in transportation infrastructure. Perhaps you read infrastructure related magazines, follow particular engineering journals or subscribe to an industry-related blog. Briefly share with the interviewer how you stay up to date on current events related to DP World Limited.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I am always interested in learning more about this industry and the changes that are taking place. Most frequently, I read Pavement Publications. There are also a couple of blogs that I follow including Transport Data and Transport Now."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "It is a challenge to stay up to date on the transportation industry, with policy changing on a regular basis. The most reliable source that I utilize is 'Transport Topics.' With that said, I love to learn about new resources. Would you mind sharing with me your favorite source for transportation-related news?"

  11. 11.

    What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

      There are many options for communication software and messaging applications. Give the interviewer a brief overview of the apps you have experience using and assure them that you can learn their internal system, should it be new to you.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I have used a variety of team-based messaging applications. I am best versed in Brosix, AOL Instant Messenger, and Freedcamp. No matter which system you use I am sure that I can pick it up very quickly."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "My current company does not utilize any team-based messaging applications, but I am familiar with the team and project-based management programs such as Trello and Wrike."

  12. 12.

    We have many competitors in this industry. Why do you specifically want to work for DP World Limited?

      The interviewer wants to know that you have taken note of the workplace culture at DP World Limited and how they stand out from their competitors. Check out the company website, and any online reviews, to find a common theme that makes DP World Limited stand out from their competitors. Be prepared with specific examples from a recent news story or client reviews.

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I understand that you have a variety of competitors; however, I am most interested in working for DP World Limited because of your strong interest in client service, and employee safety. You have won multiple industry awards which tells me that you are an innovative and growth-minded organization. Your company is forward-thinking and progressive. I would be delighted to work at DP World Limited."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "While researching DP World Limited and the local market I did see that there are a few competitors in our area. What stood out to me was the enthusiasm of your team when I first applied here, and also the fact that you recently won the coveted Transportation Leadership Award. In addition to all of this, I see that DP World Limited puts an important focus on carbon footprint. All of this makes you stand out from your competitors."

  13. 13.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to this position with DP World Limited.

      Talk about your education experience and be sure to highlight any areas of excellence. Perhaps you earned individual awards, accolades, or scholarships. If so - be sure to mention those achievements as well!

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "I completed my Engineering degree in 2011 from University of Florida. I am proud of my 3.90 GPA. I worked very hard! My biggest take away from my post-secondary experience is my knowledge of public infrastructure as well as the project management skills that I acquired. My high grades and great discipline will make me a strong fit for this role with DP World Limited."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "If you do not have any post-secondary experience to talk about, then you can certainly discuss any on-the-job training you've completed including workshops, courses, and certifications.

      "The bulk of my industry related education has been on the job training. This training includes topics on transportation management, government policy and workplace safety."

  14. 14.

    Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

      Talking about your most significant accomplishment will give the interviewer a firm idea of where you place your values. It will also show the interviewer more about your personality, how you like to be motivated, and how to coach you in the future. It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments!

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "The greatest accomplishment in my career was graduating University as an honors student while still working full time in a related field. I was top of my class, and working full time. This success showed me that I could dedicate myself to my career, and reach the goals that I set for myself. It felt great to accomplish so much and receive recognition for my dedication."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "I have many accomplishments of which I am proud. Overall, I would say that my greatest work accomplishment is the positive reputation that I have in this industry."

  15. 15.

    How did you go about suggesting changes in your most recent company?

      The interviewer would like to see that you proactively go after what you want and that you will act as a positive change-agent when you see room for improvement in the workplace. The worst way to answer this question would be to say 'I didn't have the power to change anything in the organization, so I quit.'

      This question is not an opportunity to complain about your previous job or company! Think about personal changes you could make that would have made your job easier, improved your skills or furthered your education. You cannot change others, but there is always the option to upgrade yourself!

      Rachelle's Answer #1

      "My previous company did not allow for a lot of employee feedback or input so I chose to focus on ways that I could better my performance instead. I took many weekend workshops on various topics such as Excel, Communication in the Workplace, The Art of Negotiations, and some human resource related courses as well. My boss did notice an improvement in my performance, so I formally suggested that the company pay for every employee to take one course per year. They agreed and implemented my suggestion. I believe it's easier to 'do' rather than 'tell.' My example of performance improvement was what they needed to make some changes."

      Rachelle's Answer #2

      "That is a great question! I would have participated more in external company events. Life gets busy, but this is a great opportunity to network with your peers outside of the daily grind of business."

  16. 16.

    If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?

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  17. 17.

    At DP World Limited we put a lot of emphasis on continued education. If you could take any course related to our business, what would you choose?

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  18. 18.

    At DP World Limited we work hard to foster a team- based environment. Do you get along with multiple personality types in a close-working environment?

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  19. 19.

    Because of the nature of our business at DP World Limited we conduct background checks on all employees. Are you willing to comply?

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  20. 20.

    When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

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  21. 21.

    Tell us about the last time that you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.

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  22. 22.

    What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?

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  23. 23.

    How do you manage a large workload?

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  24. 24.

    When have you used an inventive method to stretch company resources beyond the normal level?

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  25. 25.

    Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation? How did you handle this ethical dilemma?

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  26. 26.

    Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?

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  27. 27.

    Would you rather be considered a personable leader or a dynamic leader?

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  28. 28.

    Would you consider yourself a creative person?

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  29. 29.

    What questions do you have for me?

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  30. 30.

    Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person. How did you handle it?

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  31. 31.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

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