INTERVIEWING

Interviewing

What We Look For

While there’s no exact template for success at HSE International, our people share some qualities that help make us successful – and that make working here fun.

Entrepreneurial Drive

We look for people with an entrepreneurial spirit: innovative by nature, always creating new approaches, products, services, and technologies.

Personal Impact

Developing and implementing sound recommendations requires the involvement and support of many individuals. Skills interacting with people, sometimes in tough situations, are critical to driving distinctive client impact.

Problem Solving Skills

Helping clients solve tough problems and implement solutions requires strong intellectual abilities and rigor as well as a practical sense of what works and what does not.

Leadership

We seek people who strive to lead themselves, their teams, and their communities, and who can foster effective teamwork to drive results.

Getting Ready for your Interviews

Interviewing helps us to learn about you as a person and a potential colleague, and it helps you to learn more about HSE International, our people and what you could do here. We want you to be excited, not anxious, about your interviews. Our interviewers are smart and caring people who are eager to get to know you, answer your questions and help you find your fit at HSE International. Our advice? Relax, be yourself, take your time, and don’t forget to interview us.

 

Interviewing at HSE International

Interviewing is a big deal but it’s not as intimidating as you might think. You’ve already impressed us with your application, so take this opportunity to make a personal connection. Get to know your interviewer, ask questions, and above all be yourself.

Experience Interview

We like to hear about your experiences—accomplishments and challenges alike—to discover skills that will enable you to thrive at HSE International. Come prepared to discuss some important experiences in a detailed way, focusing on your specific role and describing the key actions that were critical to success.

Problem Solving Interview

We believe the best way to assess your problem-solving skills is to discuss a real client scenario with you. This helps us understand how you structure tough, ambiguous business challenges, identify important issues, deal with all the implications of facts and data, formulate conclusions and recommendations, and articulate your thoughts in a fast-moving discussion. Our sample interview cases will help you get familiar with the format and test your problem-solving skills. And we’ve supplied some of the logic and thought processes behind the answers to help you practice here.

Expertise Interview

Each role may require its own area of technical or domain expertise, and interviews are tailored to best evaluate your mastery of that domain. Your interview could include tests and project discussions with project engineers, or discussions about coaching and agile methodologies with our team coaches. Your recruiter will explain what you can expect for your role and how best to prepare.

Parting Words

Practice the case studies. Prepare with a friend. Then take a nice long run, meditate, or do anything that helps you feel calm, confident, and collected. If you feel nervous, remember: we think you have what it takes to join HSE International. And we’re looking forward to meeting you.