The Recruitment Experience
Once we’ve received your online application, if you are found to be one of the most qualified applicants, you will be contacted by a member of our recruitment team to arrange an initial phone screen.
IIE uses a combination of technical and behavioral event interview (“BEI”) questions to assess your fit for a given position. A BEI is an interview which is centered upon getting you to recount detailed descriptions of past events which were important to you. IIE’s BEI questions are rooted in IIE PATH, the core competency model we value and share as team members.
We look forward to hearing about your meaningful career experiences!
IIE PATH is designed to create a common language for performance and what it takes to be successful at IIE. The competencies are visited throughout all stages of one’s career at IIE beginning with the interview process. The competencies pinpoint the behaviors and attitudes needed to help one enhance their own capabilities and ongoing success at the Institute.
Promotes Operational Excellence
- Inspires the organization to drive toward results that improve the top and bottom line as efficiently and effectively as possible.
- Sets high performance standards and uses data to monitor and measure deliverables and results.
- Identifies and articulates potential issues before they become problems.
- Recognizes the similarities across programs and products and collaborates with other teams to produce results.
- Infuses the organization with a sense of optimism and determination.
- Enables others to recognize their areas of strength and opportunity in a constructive, beneficial manner.
- Empowers others to make decisions and share in responsibility.
- Understands differences between team members and uses a variety of methods to enable individuals to achieve higher levels of performance.
- Provides relevant stretch assignments to develop others’ leadership skills.
- Builds identity, coordination, development, and adaptation into team processes.
- Brings a long-term perspective to planning and problem solving, incorporating an understanding of external forces, especially what is happening in government and education.
- Identifies opportunities for innovation, improvement, and intelligent risk-taking.
- Incorporates relevant, noteworthy research, industry trends, and practices into planning and decision making.
- Makes timely and strategic decisions judged to be right for IIE even though they may be difficult or circumstances may be unclear.
- Implements best practices to improve competitive advantage.
Helps Build Trusted Relationships
- Builds strong, collaborative relationships and alliances with sponsors, partners, vendors, and colleagues.
- Gains the trust and loyalty of sponsors, partners, vendors, and colleagues by fulfilling the commitments made to them.
- Willingly handles criticisms, complaints, and priority needs.
- Remains objective with sponsors, partners, vendors, and colleagues, maintaining a positive relationship even in demanding circumstances.
- Treats others fairly and equitably.
- Congratulations! You’ve been invited to Interview at IIE. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you prepare for a successful interview.
- Prepare in advance. We’ve found our most successful candidates come prepared to discuss their past experiences and how that has given them the skills to do the job.
- Identify 3-4 examples of things you want IIE to know about you and think about how those relate to IIE’s competencies. Incorporate these experiences into your interview.
- Use recent examples from work experiences, internships, or community service where you demonstrated the skills and competencies that are relevant to the questions asked. If you choose to share negative experiences, choose those that had positive outcomes or from which you learned something.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Throughout the recruitment process you’ll meet multiple team members at IIE. Use these opportunities to get a feel for our organization, the team you’d be working with, how you can fit in and how IIE can support your growth.
- Knowledge is power! Do your homework when it comes to the position. Know the program, know the role, and tell us how you fit.