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There are a lot of red tape and regulations in energy related projects. Are you accustomed to waiting on logistics and policy during your projects?

"I understand that the energy industry is privy to many policy changes and I am accustomed to setbacks coming my way. I have also experienced setbacks from early-stage funding falling through. Over the years I have gained a lot of patience when it comes to the advancements of my projects and can step away from a project that may be falling behind, look at the situation critically, and reassess my approach when needed."

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30 Energy Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. There are a lot of red tape and regulations in energy related projects. Are you accustomed to waiting on logistics and policy during your projects?

  • 2. The energy sector often sees changes in regulation and policy. How do you keep up to date on changes in our industry?

  • 3. At Company ABC we seek to hire individuals with related post-secondary education. Walk me through your formal education.

  • 4. At Company ABC we put a lot of emphasis on attention to detail which some people mistake for micromanagement. How do you feel about this?

  • 5. In which ways do you feel that Company ABC stands out from industry competitors?

  • 6. What are your thoughts on the stance environmentalists take against some of our practices in the energy industry?

  • 7. At Company ABC we put a strong focus on health and safety. What is your experience with health and safety in the energy industry?

  • 8. The energy sector has many competitors. Why do you want to work for Company ABC?

  • 9. Do you have any experience in SAP?

  • 10. At Company ABC we use a variety of robust internal software programs. Do you consider yourself tech savvy and a fast learner?

  • 11. Tell me about yourself.

  • 12. What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve, in your most recent position?

  • 13. When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?

  • 14. How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?

  • 15. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

  • 16. Describe a time when you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not feel like doing.

  • 17. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

  • 18. How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?

  • 19. How many days were you absent from work last year?

  • 20. Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?

  • 21. How can we motivate you on the job?

  • 22. Tell me about a time when you received criticism from your manager. How did you react to that criticism? How did you make improvements based on that criticism?

  • 23. Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.

  • 24. What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?

  • 25. What are your salary expectations?

  • 26. Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?

  • 27. When faced with a problem, are you more likely to jump into solving it, or are you the type to carefully assess the issue first?

  • 28. Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?

  • 29. What questions do you have for me?

  • 30. Why should we hire you to work at Company ABC?