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Elkem 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?
In your opinion, why is our industry a fundamental one?
At Elkem 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?
At Elkem we put safety first when it comes to our employees and the handling of our products. How important is safety to you?
At Elkem 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?
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What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?
What do you know about corporate governance practices in the metals and mining industry?
Elkem 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?
Social responsibility is important to us. In your opinion, what is the best environmental effort Elkem has launched in the past 3 years?
Every step counts for a successful project so at Elkem we prefer to hire those who come highly trained. Do you have any post-secondary education related to project management or environmental affairs?
How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
How has your current job changed over the years?
Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?
We are looking for a long term fit at Elkem. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Elkem likes to bring out the best in our employees. What type of manager brings out the best in you?
Strong communication skills are important for any role with Elkem. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.
Considering your background is in an industry different from Elkem, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this industry?
We believe in giving Elkem employees honest, open, and regular feedback. What feedback did you receive at your last job?
How often do you discuss work with your colleagues in order to think up new systems and styles of working?
Tell me about the most challenging problem you have encountered in your professional career.
What decisions did you routinely make in your last position?
Integrity is a key value at Elkem. When have you shown great integrity at work?
How do you define success?
Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader.
When have you made a mistake delegating tasks to your team members?
What is your personal mission statement?
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?
What is your current salary?
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?
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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