Building Your Resume
Your resume helps give us a great snapshot of your background and is an important part of the hiring process. Be sure to:
Spend time reflecting your skills and abilities. Highlight specific examples of attributes (e.g. self-discipline, collaboration, detail-oriented) that you’re proud of.
Tailor your resume. Read the program info and job description carefully, and then emphasize the experiences and skills you have that match.
Keep your resume concise. Brevity is important. Be careful not to overload your resume with too much detail.
Review with others. Ask a few trusted friends, family members or advisors to review the document to ensure it reads well.
Do a final review. Remember to make sure your resume is completely free of any spelling and grammatical errors.
Taking the Virtual Interview
In order to bring your resume to life, we'll usually conduct a virtual interview. You’ll receive a link to HireVue (or CodeVue) – our interview tools used to record video responses.
We ask a mix of competency, situational, technical and behavioral questions so that we can better understand your academic and professional experience. Below you'll find some sample questions you may be asked during your interview. And while interviews are a great opportunity for us to get to know you, you should also get to know us - be sure to ask us questions too!
1. Describe a situation when you worked with others on a project and your teammates disagreed with your ideas. How did you respond? What were some of your (collective) challenges and how did you resolve them?
2. Describe a project you previously worked on with a team. What made the team successful?
3. How would you coach someone else on building trust?
1. Tell me about a time when you had a positive impact on a project. How did you measure your success?
2. Describe a task that really tested your analytical abilities.
3. Tell me about a time when you were confused about details of a request. What steps did you take to clarify things?
1. How do you prioritize tasks and projects when scheduling your time? Give some examples.
2. Have you ever had a project not go according to plan? What happened? What did you do to get it back on track?
3. Describe a time when you received difficult feedback. How did you respond?
1. Describe an experience with creating a presentation for school, internships or volunteer activities. How did you know your presentation was successful?
2. What are a few of your key considerations when creating a presentation?
3. How do you prepare yourself for an informal and/or formal presentation?
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Frequently Asked Questions
HireVue and CodeVue are both our on-demand video interviewing tools used at the beginning of your application process. CodeVue is our tool used specifically for our Software Engineer Programs.
These virtual interviews are viewed by our hiring teams and us an additional assessment point before inviting you to an in-person interview. It’s your opportunity to bring your resume to life and help us understand what makes you, you. Your responses are watched by real recruiters and do not typically have one correct way to answer.
You’ll receive an invite to complete a virtual interview that will be sent to the email address you provided on your application. The email will contain a link that takes you directly to your interview. You should complete the interview as soon as possible.
We recommend taking the interview in a distraction-free environment. You can use either your mobile device or a desktop/laptop. If via mobile, you’ll need to first download the HireVue app. If via desktop/laptop, you’ll need a camera and microphone. Additional details and instructions are in the invite.
We recommend you wear exactly what you would for a traditional face-to-face interview.
You’ll have the chance to answer a practice question – you can take as many practice questions as you’d like. We encourage this as you can check your lighting, camera and sound and get a better understanding of how the process works.
The interview will take approximately 10 minutes and will vary depending on the number of questions being asked. You’ll be asked between 3-5 competency-based questions, and depending on the question, you’ll have between 90 seconds to 2 minutes to respond. You won’t be able to pause the interview when answering a question, however you can pause in between answering questions.
Don’t rush your answer. And remember, you don’t need to use all of the allotted time. You have another chance to record your response if you have a technical issue or disruption.
Your responses will be valid for 6 months, meaning you may not be required to complete another video interview for similar positions you apply to.
1. Give yourself plenty of time and be mindful of your surroundings when taking the interview.
2. Take advantage of the unlimited practice time to become comfortable with the set-up – we will not see your practice responses!
3. Finally, just be yourself and demonstrate why you’d be a great fit for us!