3 thoughts on “Cadetship interview for Shell

  • May 27, 2021 at 4:45 pm
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    Go on their website and read the companies mission statement. Look into Shell’s history, their future projects, safety programs they use, etc. Try to incorporate what you’ve learned about the company in the answers you give to their questions.

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:45 pm
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    I’ve done tons of cadet interviews in the last few years. Make sure you research reality of life at sea, how many people work on board, how an average work day looks like, how do you handle boredom. They are not really looking for technical knowledge but rather want to see if you have appropriate personality and won’t drop out 2 months into your trip.

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  • May 27, 2021 at 4:45 pm
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    Any interview at this stage, you will have to demonstrate your keenness to learn, due diligence you put in to prepare, clear expectations, an attitude to learn, humility, curiosity, quiet confidence, honesty, perseverance and such. These cannot be put on. You will have to go through the rigour so that these show.

    1. Understand the profession you are getting into and the professional you are going to be
    2. Be clear on why you want to join the profession. Understand the positives and negatives. Talk to people who already have done what you will be doing. Reach out. This shows the effort you have taken to understand what you are getting into.
    3. Have some idea of what the current situation the market is. What service are you offering and does the world need it now. What could change it. This shows you keep yourself current.
    4. Revise the subjects you studied and are relevant to your new profession. Be clear on concepts so that you can hold onto the argument you laid on the table. Don’t merely say the ships floats on Archimedes principle, be ready to argue that out when the interviewer tries to pick holes. This shows you are analytical and put in efforts during your school years.
    5. Speak confidently.
    6. Your humility shows when you can demonstrate that you have can show that you didn’t know everything but you took the efforts to find out about it. Your curiosity shows when you asked those questions to yourself and diced into the rabbit hole to learn more. And your courage shows in the conviction of your answers.

    Not just Shell, you could ace any interview! Good luck.

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