Graduate Recruiter, Monique van der Zanden agrees and shares that:
“The perfect applicants tend to have a lot of concrete evidence of the selection criteria (CAR) on their resume and during the interview. So, for example, this might be great academic results or a lot of publications in the case of a strong researcher but also examples of where they have really moved outside of their comfort zone to learn new skills or new behaviours.”
In essence how we use CAR during the interview process helps us to understand you better. During the interview we think about how you will deliver for the success of the role:
- Capacity - You'll need to bring the intellectual, analytical and creative ability to learn quickly, identify issues, make judgements and propose solutions.
- Achievement - We'll expect plenty of enthusiasm, resilience and confidence - you'll be someone who can always get things done.
- Relationship skills - You should have the character and ability to work effectively with others in a diverse team.
Whether your examples are based on large projects or voluntary activities, showing how you participated, clearly outlining what your role was, demonstrating your personal contribution and how you worked with others, helps a recruiter to understand your potential for today and for the future.
2. If you’re a student or graduate: interact with our Campus Ambassadors
Applying at Shell doesn’t have to begin with sending your resume. If you’re a student or graduate, you can make an early and lasting impression by speaking to Shell’s Campus Ambassadors—these are employees who recently graduated and visit universities to regularly engage with students, as well as hosting virtual sessions such as the popular “Ask Me Anything” events. Not only can they advise you, after all they have recently succeeded in being selected, they can also ensure you are guided through the right channels for your discipline or preferred programme.