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31 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

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We have many competitors in this industry. Why do you specifically want to work for NAV CANADA?
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The interviewer wants to know that you have taken note of the workplace culture at NAV CANADA and how they stand out from their competitors. Check out the company website, and any online reviews, to find a common theme that makes NAV CANADA stand out from their competitors. Be prepared with specific examples from a recent news story or client reviews.
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1.
We have many competitors in this industry. Why do you specifically want to work for NAV CANADA?
The interviewer wants to know that you have taken note of the workplace culture at NAV CANADA and how they stand out from their competitors. Check out the company website, and any online reviews, to find a common theme that makes NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"While researching NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA puts an important focus on carbon footprint. All of this makes you stand out from your competitors."
Anonymous Answer
"I have always wanted to work for Nav Canada, after My graduation from the Electronics program. I will tell you a story as to why; my professor gave a presentation about the companies we can work after out graduation, in that list Nav Canada was one them, I research the company and found that it is providing good challenging career opportunities as an employee, for their customers they have about 40,000 customers for which they are working for using modern and latest technology types of equipment. So, I get a chance to work with this as being a technologist."
Rachelle's Answer
This is a wonderful, and well researched response. Good story!
"I have wanted to work for Nav Canada since graduating from the electronics program. There is an interesting story behind my reasoning as well. My professor gave a presentation on the companies we could work for after graduation, and Nav Canada was one of them. I did some independent research and found that Nav provides challenging careers, with about 40,000 customers who use the most modern and latest equipment. I would be thrilled to have the chance to work here as a technologist."
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2.
NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA, 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 NAV CANADA 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."
Anonymous Answer
"About safety, I have a very firm belief that safety is first, second and third. So It is most important without any question. About the healthy workplace environment; one can have fun and grow. So a healthy workplace environment is also an extremely important point."
Rachelle's Answer
I see what you are going for here, and have offered a slight rewording so that it flows a bit easier.
"When it comes to safety, I believe that safety is first, second, and third. It is the most important workplace factor, without question. When it comes to a healthy workplace environment, it's also important to grow and have some fun with your team."
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3.
Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to this position with NAV CANADA.
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 NAV CANADA."
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."
Anonymous Answer
"As part of my post-secondary education: I have done bachelors of Physics and Diploma in Electronics. In my physics program, I learned the theory aspect of science, and on my electronics program, I learned all the practical side of science. In this position, I would need a basic knowledge of LAN, Basic circuit connection, using testing devices. If there is any damage to the module or board I am carrying would have a problem, then I would need to troubleshoot. All of this knowledge I have learned in my electronics program, which would be relatable to the Company."
Rachelle's Answer
You have done a very good job relating your skills and education to what is required in this role!
"As part of my post-secondary education, I have completed a bachelors of physics and a diploma in electronics. In my physics program, I learned the theory aspect of science, and in my electronics program, I learned all the practical sides of science. In this position with Nav Canada, I would need to apply basic knowledge of LAN, basic circuit connection, the use of testing devices and the ability to troubleshoot damage to a board or module. I have learned all of these tasks in my electronics program, making me confident in my ability to do this job very well."
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4.
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."
Anonymous Answer
"I have about four years of experience working in private companies, so which would have brought the best out me. So I would choose private transportation."
Rachelle's Answer
Avoid pigeonholing yourself into just one sector. I have provided a slightly different version, below.
"At this point in my career, after four years with private companies, I feel my best work would be within private transportation. With that said, I am open to new learning opportunities as well."
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5.
We have many opportunities for career growth at NAV CANADA. 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 NAV CANADA. 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 NAV CANADA? 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 NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA down the road."

Anonymous Answer
"For me, five years is a distant vision, but after three years, I see my self as a fully knowledgeable of Nav Canada’s technologist. And If I have to stretch my sight for two more years after that, then I would see my seld f as a junior engineer level position."
Rachelle's Answer
I recommend just going with the question rather than initially stating that 5 years is a long vision. Your answer on it's own would be more than sufficient. I have offered a new example, below.
"After three years I would like to be fully knowledgable as a Nav Canada technologist. My goal for years three to five would be to earn my way into a junior engineer position with your company."
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6.
At NAV CANADA we put a lot of emphasis on continued education. If you could take any course related to our business, what would you choose?
Showing interest in gaining new skills through continued education will allow the interviewer to see you as an engaged and growth-minded candidate. Discuss any coursework that you would like to take and be sure to mention any continued education opportunities that you have recently taken if any.

Close your answer by asking the interviewer if they would like to see you take a particular course. This approach will show the interviewer that you are open to coaching and willing to expand your knowledge to make yourself the perfect fit for NAV CANADA.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Continued education is vital to me because it allows me to remain current and competitive in this industry. Last year I was given the opportunity to take a course in A and another in B. At this moment, if I could choose any course to take, I would pick XYZ. Are there any courses you would recommend I take to round out my experience?"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"That is a great question, and I appreciate that you consider continued education options for your employees. If I could take any related coursework, I would choose to learn more about transportation systems for public travel. Are there any particular courses you recommend that I take?"
Anonymous Answer
"I would choose the programming of Python and AI-related course; because AI can help the Nav Canada's system to eliminate some of the repetitive errors, they are making. And python is for the prerequisite part of AI program."
Rachelle's Answer
Excellent! You back up your reasoning exceptionally well.
"I would choose Python and AI related courses. I believe that AI can help Nav Canada's system to eliminate repetitive errors, and Python is a prerequisite of any AI program."
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7.
At NAV CANADA we work hard to foster a team- based environment. Do you get along with multiple personality types in a close-working environment?
How you answer this question will reveal to the interviewer a lot about your personality and willingness to get along with others in a collaborative, team-based environment. Help the interviewer to see that you would fit well with the characters present at NAV CANADA.

Give the interviewer an example of a time when you have worked with a range of personalities. This example could come from a previous work situation, your post-secondary experience, or even a volunteer opportunity.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"My current work situation is quite independent; however, I do volunteer on a weekly basis at the local homeless shelter. Every week there are new volunteers and new individuals with a range of needs. This experience has broadened my exposure a huge range of individuals. I am confident in my ability to work productively, and harmoniously, with multiple personalities in a close-working environment."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I find myself getting along with most people at work. I appreciate diversity in the workplace! Everyone has something to offer using their unique qualities."
Anonymous Answer
"Yes, at my previous job, there were many different types of people I had to get along. Most of them are not initially from the same country as mine."
Rachelle's Answer
The wording on this sounds negative. Touching on other countries isn't exactly personality based and could be misread by the interviewer. I have provided an example for you.
"I appreciate a diverse team environment, and successfully embraced this in my previous job. When someone has a personality different from mine, I like to get to know that person and their work habits. From that information, I can quickly assess the best way to approach them and create healthy collaborations."
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8.
The transportation infrastructure industry is ever-changing. At NAV CANADA 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 NAV CANADA.

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?"
Anonymous Answer
"In the modern era, we need to keep updated and change ourselves accordingly. We can use social media platforms; local communities awareness will help us up to date with any current situation."
Rachelle's Answer
Try changing this from a 'we' statement to a 'you' statement. This question is to show the interviewer how you specifically stay up to date on current events. As the answer is right now, it sounds like you are attempting to give a lesson to the interviewer.
"To remain up to date on related current events, I use social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. I stay involved in my community and with various groups who create awareness around our regions' business landscape. It's important also that I watch the news and keep updated on current global events."
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9.
Because of the nature of our business at NAV CANADA we conduct background checks on all employees. Are you willing to comply?
Most companies in the transportation infrastructure industry need to be very cautious about who they hire. There is a chance that much of the information you are going to access could be confidential and you may be assisting with the transport of dangerous goods. Assure the interviewer that you are most willing to comply with any form of background check they require.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am happy to comply with any background check required. My criminal record is clean as is my drivers' abstract. You can rest assured that if you hire me for this role with NAV CANADA, I will maintain a clean record."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I fully understand why a complete background check is required in this field of work. I am happy to comply with any checks that you need to conduct."
Anonymous Answer
"Yes, I will comply with any form of a background check because safety is necessary for our company."
Rachelle's Answer
Very nicely said! This is a good, straightforward answer.
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10.
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."
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