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Hi, I have a telephone interview with URS next week. Could you tell me what technical questions they asked you please? Thanks.
It depends on the position you are being interviewed for, in my case it was the graduate civil engineer position and I dint have a telephone interview. But from general experience, most telephone interviews are competency based - so I would suggest you prepare for these alongside the technical. For the technical, most coy ask basic questions - like definition of ULS and SLS,their check criterias,basis of structural designs, BMD and SFD,
Mine is also for a graduate civil engineer position. Thanks for the reply.
Let’s play a game of Russian roulette. You are tied to your chair and can’t get up. Here’s a gun. Here’s the cylinder of the gun, six chambers, all empty. Now watch me as I put two bullets in the gun, adjacent to each other. I close the cylinder and spin it. I put a gun to your head and pull the trigger. Click. Lucky you! Now I’m going to pull the trigger one more time. Which would you prefer, that I spin the cylinder first, or that I just pull the trigger?
The telephone interview was competency based. I was asked to provide examples of times where I had demonstrated competencies such as learning and researching, analytical thinking and creative or innovative thinking. The face to face interview on the assessment day was also competency based but less rigid in structure. I was given the opportunity to discuss projects at the Wellcome I found exciting.
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