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Eli Lilly and Co Position: LLDP
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Status: Got the job
First contact   On campus, I was approached
 
Interview types   - Interview over the phone / Skype / remote
- Interview on campus
- Interview in the company offices
- Interview with online/offline tests
 
How did it all come along?   The process started with a 1 hour Skype interview. The next step was an on-campus interview. After a few weeks I was invited to the company offices in the US. The final interview took place via Skype with the senior leadership in the affiliate.
 
Preferred skill-set and personality traits  
Hard Skills: analytical thought and aptitude strong problem solving skills
 
Soft Skills: leadership and ability to influence
 
Personality: excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills
 
Rockwell Collins Position: Strategic Development Director
Location: Toulouse, France
Status: Got the job

Applicant: Olivier Pedron
First contact   Off campus, I was approached
 
Interview types   - Interview over the phone / Skype / remote
- Interview in the company offices
- Interview with online/offline tests
 
How did it all come along?   One week after applying on Linkedin in October 2010, I was contacted by email by a French Headhunnter located in Toulouse in charge of recruiting people for 2 marketing positions (one in communication, the other one in avionics). Due to my background in the military as a helicopter pilot, I applied to both.
After a Skype interview from Madrid the following week, I was invited to make 2 online tests: one on personnality, the other on complex environment comprehension (a mix of TOEFL and GMAT, but without maths)
The HH cabinet told me that they presented my profile and tests results to the company and I passed the screening. I was invited to interviews in the company offices in Toulouse in December. Due to calendar conflicts, it was postponed to early January as they urgently needed someone for this position. I get interviews with the marketing director, the director of the aviation business unit (with a P&L), the HR department and the French office managing director on the 4th of January. On the 6th I received an offer I challenged on the compensation aspect. I week after I was hired to start early February.
 
Most difficult part / question?   I did not know if passing the online tests was a good or a bad thing, as we saw during the recruitment process at IE that it was better not to go through this type of test before meeting face to face the employer. As I did not have the choice, I did them.
In fact being invited to do the tests was only for those retained to continue the selection process.
 
Preferred skill-set and personality traits  
Hard Skills: They were looking for someoen with 15 year experience in business development. My professionnal experience was of 11 years. I get through it because I compensated with my soft skills and past professional responsibilities
 
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