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We have many competitors in this industry. Why do you specifically want to work for Transurban Group?

How to Answer

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

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31 Transurban Group Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. We have many competitors in this industry. Why do you specifically want to work for Transurban Group?

      How to Answer

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

      1st Answer Example

      "I understand that you have a variety of competitors; however, I am most interested in working for Transurban Group 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 Transurban Group."

      2nd Answer Example

      "While researching Transurban Group 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 Transurban Group puts an important focus on carbon footprint. All of this makes you stand out from your competitors."

  • 2. Transurban Group puts a large emphasis on workplace safety and the health of our employees. How important is workplace health and safety to you?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that, if hired by Transurban Group, 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.

      1st Answer Example

      "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 Transurban Group you can be assured that I would exceed your safety expectations."

      2nd Answer Example

      "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."

  • 3. Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to this position with Transurban Group.

      How to Answer

      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!

      1st Answer Example

      "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 Transurban Group."

      2nd Answer Example

      "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."

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

      How to Answer

      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.

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  • 5. We have many opportunities for career growth at Transurban Group. Where do you see this position leading to in the next 5 years?

      How to Answer

      Onboarding new employees is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor for any employer. Assure the interviewer that you see long-term career potential with Transurban Group. 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 Transurban Group? Be enthusiastic when you discuss your long-term career plans!

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  • 6. At Transurban Group we put a lot of emphasis on continued education. If you could take any course related to our business, what would you choose?

      How to Answer

      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 Transurban Group.

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  • 7. At Transurban Group we work hard to foster a team- based environment. Do you get along with multiple personality types in a close-working environment?

      How to Answer

      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 Transurban Group.

      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.

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

      How to Answer

      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 Transurban Group.

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  • 9. Because of the nature of our business at Transurban Group we conduct background checks on all employees. Are you willing to comply?

      How to Answer

      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.

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  • 10. Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

      How to Answer

      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!

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

      How to Answer

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

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

      How to Answer

      Being able to problem solve and think outside the box when it comes to changing situations is a valuable skill set. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to create a variety of potential scenarios.

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

      How to Answer

      This interview question allows you to demonstrate your ability to be a self-starter. Show the interviewer that you are a motivated individual by telling the interviewer about a specific time that you took the lead on a demanding project. Include details of your project timeline, which you led, or what you had to teach yourself for the project to be successful. Be sure to complete your answer by telling the interview what the outcome was.

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

      How to Answer

      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!

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  • 15. Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?

      How to Answer

      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.

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

      How to Answer

      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.

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

      How to Answer

      Are you able to be productive in any environment? Are there particular types of situations that you find distracting? Discuss your preferences with the interviewer. Be sure to research the kind of environment offered in this position before the interview.

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  • 18. How do you manage a large workload?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can handle the workload required of you in this position and that you will not become overwhelmed if/when workloads unexpectedly increase. When workloads increase, stress levels do too. How do you react?

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

      How to Answer

      If you have an expense account or resource allowance, it is very respectful to the company to be as thoughtful with that allowance as possible. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have been able to stretch company resources.

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

      How to Answer

      Often we will leave the tasks that we don't like for last in the act of procrastination. Other times, we will mindfully move a job for last because we feel that it makes the most sense. Help the interviewer to determine which personality type you are by answering this question clearly.

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

      How to Answer

      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.

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

      How to Answer

      Ethical dilemmas in the workplace will come up from time to time. Assure the interviewer that you can handle these types of difficulties with professionalism and poise.

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

      How to Answer

      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.

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  • 24. How do you respond to feedback?

      How to Answer

      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.

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

      How to Answer

      This question challenges you to think about how you act as a leader in your daily life. Even if you're not leading a team, you can still demonstrate the qualities of a leader!

      Give an example of how you coached a coworker who was having difficulty preparing for a big presentation. Maybe you gave them confidence in their strengths by encouraging them, or perhaps you offered some helpful hints. You can be a motivator and a positive communicator in any situation at work!

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  • 26. Would you rather be considered a personable leader or a dynamic leader?

      How to Answer

      This question can be a tough one because everyone wants to be liked and considered personable. However, being a dynamic leader can make you a proponent for change in the organization. A hiring manager is going to want to know that they are hiring a change agent for their organization vs. a friend for their employees.

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  • 27. Would you consider yourself a creative person?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about any interest that you have in creativity and how you have implemented that desire in the workplace. Even if you do not consider yourself to be a 'creative person,' there is a chance that you have made creative minded decisions in your career.

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  • 28. What is your current salary?

      How to Answer

      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.



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  • 29. What questions do you have for me?

      How to Answer

      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!

      Here are some sample questions:

      - When would you like to have this position filled?
      - How long has this role been vacant?
      - Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
      - What is your favorite part about working here?
      - What is the company's primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
      - Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
      - What do you see as the biggest change in this industry over the past 3 years?
      - Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

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

      How to Answer

      From your work history, picture a co-worker who didn't carry their weight or had a difficult personality. Maybe they were unmotivated or preoccupied with their personal life. Think about what bothered you about this person and how you were affected by their behavior.

      Most importantly, the interviewer wants to know how you let this person's behavior affect you and your work performance.

      Avoid taking this as an opportunity to complain about someone; instead, view it as an opportunity to showcase your ability to deal with difficult people while maintaining your productivity.

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  • 31. How do you handle stress on the job?

      How to Answer

      Are you someone who can handle stress on the job? How do you manage the stressful times? Talk to the interviewer about your ability to control pressure in the workplace.

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