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From I (interview) to S (success) – questions

Acest articol va fi la obiect si se va referi la intrebari posibile in cadrul unui interviu. Voi incepe cu intrebari pe care le-am primit chiar eu la interviuri fara a neglija insa alte intrebari posibile. Pentru inceput le voi lista pur si simplu, urmand ca in a doua parte sa ofer anumite pareri personale si sugestii.

Nu neg faptul ca exista diferente intre interviul sustinut on-line si cel “face to face”. Ca si continut al intrebarilor insa, cele doua tipuri se vor baza pe cele listate mai jos. Bineinteles ca este posibil sa intalniti si intrebari noi: ca urmare a interviului propriu-zis, intrebari generate de intervievator special pentru voi (personalizate), intrebari referitoare la propria experienta (profesionala sau personala) sau atitudine in situatii date. Limita este doar imaginatia intervievatorului, dar asta nu trebuie sa va sperie pentru ca si variantele de raspunsuri sunt de asemenea nelimitate. Referitor la intrebarile de specialitate bineinteles ca exista raspunsuri corecte, partial corecte sau gresite, dar intrebarile ce au ca scop investigarea personalitatii viitorului navigator nu se catalogheaza la fel de simplu. De asemenea v-as ruga (spre beneficiul nostru al tuturor), sa postati eventuale noi intrebari sau chiar intrebari ce v-au fost adresate in cadrul interviurilor dar nu se regasesc in aceasta lista.


Intrebari comune:


Tell me about you.

Why are you nervous?

Tell me what do you know about our company.

Why did you chose our company?

What do you expect from our company?

What would you think you will find at our company?

On what ship would you like to be assigned?

What are the differences between your last company and our company?

Do you need study leave? Why?

Why did you chose a sea career?

What is your biggest strength?

What are your most significant accomplishments?

Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks.

What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?

Give me an example of a time in which you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision.

How has your education prepared you for your career?

How much is one fathom?

How much is one foot?

How much is one nautical mile?

What experience do you have on a vessel?

When did you first want to become a seafarer?

Tell me about your previous employment and how has that helped you for this career at sea?

How do you handle working with a fellow seaman who you do not like?

Do you have family? How will you be able to not see them for months? How will this affect you?

What is the worst weather condition you had to operate under?

Describe the most significant job onboard that you were in charge of.

If you saw a fellow seafarer doing something unsafe, what would you do?

What is your overall career objective?

How important is safety to you?

Have ever been directly or indirectly involved in a Nautical / Technical incident or accident? If yes, please describe the incident or accident.

What type of routine maintenance did you perform on your last ship?

If hired, how much time would you take, outside of work, to understand the operations of our ships?

Do you have any tattoos? If so, where on your body?

Describe a typical day in your last or present assignment.

Questions about different types of vessels, and why did you choose a particular one for your career.

Tell me about a time when you were successful in challenging others ways of thinking.

With what nationalities did you worked before?




Mostly Colreg, Navigation, Meteorology (cyclones, wind, bad weather prediction), Radar, Fire fighting and safety, how would you manage different types of fire, etc.

Nu vreau sa enumar putinele intrebari pe care le stiu de la interviuri pentru a nu va influenta in neglijarea altor aspecte. Trebuie sa aveti o privire generala, de ansamblu , fara a va limita la unghiuri orizontale sau la manevra navei in ciclon in emisfera sudica spre exemplu. Ca tendinta se pare ca astronomia cam pierde teren in cadrul inteviurilor pentru ca la bord se utilizeaza SkyMate sau alte programe ce usureaza munca sub acest aspect.




Describe the engine room layout on your last vessel assignment?

What do you enjoy most/least about marine engineering? Do you think there are any specific characteristics that make a good engineer?

What new engineering specialty skills have you developed during the past year?

What is your overall career objective? Do you see yourself working in marine engineering onboard ten years from now? If not, what do you think you will be doing?

Describe a time when as a member of the engineering department, you built up a good long-term relationship with another department onboard.

To what extent has your engineering background required you to be skilled in the use of technical reports or information?

Describe a time when you used your engineering knowledge to solve a problem for which there appeared to be no answer.

Tell me about a time when you became aware of a hazardous workplace condition. How did you handle it?

What checks and balances do you use to make sure that you don’t make mistakes?

Give me an example of a time when you had to teach a skill to other engineers.

Give me two examples of technical decisions that you had to make on your last job.

Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision that affected the entire engineering department.

How can you best use your engineering education and prior work experience to help our company?

How do you feel about the workload in the engineering department on your present or previous job?

What do you know about the marine engineering department onboard a passenger vessel / container vessel/ bulk carrier/ etc.?

Do you have experience with any Preventive Maintenance System? What system did you use on your previous assignment? (example is Amos).

Do you have experience with Diesel / Electric Propulsion systems? Describe this system in general terms.

Are you a smoker? If yes, How many cigarettes per day?

Do you consume alcohol? If yes, how many glasses per week?


Inainte de interviu ganditi-va la modul in care ati aborda fiecare intrebare, (tineti cont si de expresia fetei si limbajul corporal), nu uitati sa aveti o atitudine pozitiva. Niciodata sa nu vorbiti de rau o companie cu care ati navigat in trecut, nu vorbiti colegi / fosti colegi / diferite nationalitati de rau, nu le evidentiati defectele. Trebuie sa vedeti si sa evidentiati partea buna in orice situatie, transformati punctele slabe in atu-uri. Daca spre exemplu sunteti intrebati care sunt defectele voastre, puteti da un raspuns de genul “Sunt fumator, dar mi-am propus sa ma las de fumat pentru a fi mai sanatos / Sunt timid(a) la inceput dar asta imi permite sa ii cunosc mai bine pe cei din jurul meu inainte de a actiona / etc.” La sfarsitul interviului intotdeauna multumiti intervievatorului pentru timpul acordat si incercati sa “lasati usa deschisa” indiferent de decizia ulterioara a acestuia.

La finalul / inceputul interviului in cazul in care este un interviu de tip face-to-face tineti cont ca tipul de “hand shake” va poate propulsa in ambele directii profesionale, acest detaliu fiind unul extrem de important!












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