Kirsty MacCulloch

Kirsty MacCulloch is a senior project manager at Hobsons/GET Graduate Recruitment, the market leader in student recruitment marketing and management.

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Kirsty's experience

Kirsty has worked in graduate recruitment for the last decade, offering bespoke services to blue chip companies around the world to recruit the best graduates for their organisations, including running graduate assessment centres.

Kirsty's style

Kirsty uses competency based interviewing, whereby interviewers ask you a variety of questions to find out how you have behaved in a particular situation. This helps her understand how you are likely to respond to that situation in the future. She believes the key to an effective answer is giving full responses – what the situation was, what you did in that situation, why, and what the result was.

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Select questions by Kirsty MacCulloch

  1. Why do you want to work for this organisation?

  2. Why are you the best candidate for this opportunity?

  3. Why did you choose to study X subject at Y University?

  4. Where do you see yourself in five years time?

  5. Can you give me an example of when you have exceeded expectations or you have over-delivered on something? How did you do that?

  6. What has been your biggest achievement in the last two years? How did you achieve this?

  7. Can you tell me about a recent team project that you worked on? Specifically can you tell what your role was? How did the team get on? What did you contribute to the project? And what was the result?

  8. Can you tell me about a time when you were a member of an unsuccessful or low performing team? How did you handle the situation? What was the outcome?

  9. Can you give me an example of a time when you faced conflict or communication difficulties? What did you do? How did you handle the situation? What was the outcome?

  10. Can you tell me about a time when you had to manage a project, an activity, or a piece of work? How did you manage this project? What did you do? What challenges did you face? What was the outcome?

  11. Can you tell me about a difficult decision you have made recently? What factors did you consider in making that decision? Did you seek advice from anybody? What was the outcome?

  12. Can you tell me about a time when you were given a task to do with little or no guidance? What was your reaction? How did you decide to solve the task? Why did you decide to do it that way? What was the outcome?

  13. Can you tell me about a time when you feel that you have failed, or you've been disappointed with the results you achieved? Why did you feel that way? What did you do about it?

  14. Can you give me an example of a time when you have built a positive relationship within a team? Specifically how did you do that? What was the outcome?

  15. What questions do you have for me?