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31 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Published October 28th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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How do you believe you would exemplify Kiewit's core values of people, integrity, excellence and stewardship?
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Focus on how your qualities will help you to meet and exceed expectations when it comes to Kiewit's values. Discuss the reasons you will be a good fit for the company. Talk about your personal attributes that will help you to do this job well and fit within the Kiewit culture.
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1.
How do you believe you would exemplify Kiewit's core values of people, integrity, excellence and stewardship?
Focus on how your qualities will help you to meet and exceed expectations when it comes to Kiewit's values. Discuss the reasons you will be a good fit for the company. Talk about your personal attributes that will help you to do this job well and fit within the Kiewit culture.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"When I read about Kiewit's core values, I felt an instant kinship with the company. Your value of people states that you want to hire the best and brightest and then help them improve even more, which is very important to me. I'm always trying to learn more and become even better at what I do. In addition, practicing my craft with the utmost integrity and excellence is very important to me; I believe that when you check my references, they will tell you the same."
Michelle's Answer #2
"It's important to me to work for a company that has a clear moral compass and set of values it expects its team members to exemplify. I have always strived to behave professionally, with the utmost integrity and excellence, and I am particularly intrigued by Kiewit's ideal of stewardship as well. I love the idea of extending excellence outside the company into the communities you serve and making clear the expectation that Kiewit team members make their communities better. I believe this is an environment in which I can be very successful."
2.
What is your long-range career objective with Kiewit Corporation?
Onboarding new employees is a time consuming and costly endeavor, so the interviewer wants to make sure that this role will be a long-term fit for you. Be open with the interviewer about your dreams within this company, on a long-term basis. Share what promotions you hope to eventually receive and discuss what you wish to learn from being a part of their organization. The key to answering this question is to express to the interviewer that you plan to be employed by the company for many years to come.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I have some pretty lofty career goals. I want to make a big impact within an industry, to push for always bigger, better ideas. After researching Kiewit and learning more about this position, I feel that this role fits beautifully with my future aspirations. The company shares the kind of growth mindset and ambitious passion for success that I value personally. I really like what Kiewit stands for, and I see a current fit, and future growth, here."
Michelle's Answer #2
"This particular position is a goal that I have set my sights on for quite some time. I believe it is the next step in a long and fulfilling career in the engineering/construction industry. The industry leadership that Kiewit offers, as well as its culture of integrity, are key for me, and I feel confident I will gain skills in this role that will make me successful."
3.
What questions do you have for me about Kiewit Corporation, and this role?
It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the company website and other online resources to ensure the questions you are asking are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers to from merely watching a video on their company site!

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Thank you very much; I do have a few questions for you. First and foremost, what is the company's long-term vision for this particular role, and one year from now, how will you know that the new employee has been successful? What does that success look like?"
Michelle's Answer #2
"Thank you for asking - I do have a few questions. What is top of mind when it comes to filling this role? Also, what types of career growth opportunities would follow this position? And lastly, do you have internal candidates who are also interviewing for this position?"
4.
Kiewit consistently ranks as one of the country's top contractors in the delivery of water and wastewater projects, according to Engineering News-Record. How important is this to the nation's infrastructure?
The interviewer wants to see two things here: first, that you have researched the Kiewit markets, and second, that you can draw a conclusion about the importance of Kiewit's business and the markets it serves. You don't need to go into a lot of detail, but show the interviewer that you understand the big picture.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Kiewit; I definitely appreciate the fact that water and wastewater services are a basic, essential component of our nation's infrastructure. In fact, I've heard some pose that basic water and wastewater services have done more to lengthen the human life span than any medical advancements. The important work Kiewit is doing for everything from dams and reservoirs to desalination lines and treatment facilities, contributes to the overall health and well-being of our nation."
Michelle's Answer #2
"Water and wastewater services aren't nice-to-haves; they are must-haves. Kiewit's participation in this particular industry is absolutely imperative to ensuring a successful infrastructure that protects our country's basic sanitation efforts. The complex system of facilities across the nation is the first line of defense against water-borne diseases that historically wiped out entire populations. This is important to me as an employee because it means that the work Kiewit does in this area really matters and makes a difference in people having what they need to live healthy lives."
5.
Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
Have you ever taken the opportunity to present your employer with ideas on potential change? Talk to the hiring manager about a time when you took the initiative in the workplace.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"In my present role, I was able to present and implement a key specific change in the office this past year. It was a recycling program that I felt was important, even for our smaller office. We had significantly less waste after initiating my plan, and I enjoyed seeing others take pride in helping our environment."
Michelle's Answer #2
"In my most recent position, I noticed that our written procedures were not exactly how the employees were doing things. I decided to interview the employees and compare their accounts to the written procedures that management wanted to be used. We were able to come to a compromise that met all of the safety and quality requirements of the company, but still worked a bit faster and easier for the staff."
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