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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
 
Wolters Kluwer Position: Marketing Manager
Location: Milan, Italy
Status: Got the job

Applicant: Enrico Bocchi
First contact   Off campus, I was approached
 
Interview types   Business School Career Service offices
 
How did it all come along?   I attended the company presentation on campus at MBA and decided to apply for the open positions at the company. After some feedback, the career service suggested that the right fit would have been with the Marketing Manager open position. After that the career service organized the first meeting that I had with the HR Director for Italy and Corporate Executive Director for Italy.
 
Most difficult part / question?   The follow up process after the first interview was a little bit slow and with difficulty to get feedback. After the recruitment I understood that they had candidate screening and needed some time to setup the second step in company campus with Line Managers.
 
Main hurdle to get the offer   - Not applicable / I got the offer
 
Preferred skill-set and personality traits  
Hard Skills: Product and project management experience.
Marketing and sales background (even Business School background has been much appreciated).
Demonstrable team management, preferably cross-functional
 
Soft Skills: Leadership to drive decision in complex teams
Action orientation coupled with strategic thinking
Lead by example
Communication and presentation skills
 
Personality: Open to learning
Focus on adaptability to change
Expected driver of innovation in a conservative organization
 
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Location: London, United Kingdom
Status: Got the job

Applicant: Pascal Allouard
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