Multi modal interview

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by Timpg, 13 Jun 2018 at 19:40.

  1. Timpg

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    Hi there, I know the MMI has been spoke about over and over again. But I feel like I’m struggling to think of examples to use as my experiences ( or what would be deemed as suitable). I found a load of possible questions that I may have to find examples for..
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    1. I work with rules and regs everyday as a train loading supervisor and competent shunter.
    2. I can’t really think of a time iv been in an emergency situation.
    3. I completed a 4 yr advanced modern apprenticeship in mech engineering.
    4. Gained a healthy career.
    5. I worked abroad on a ship doing a repair job by myself for 2-3 days.
    6. I can think of some work related problems
    7. I haven’t done something similar to train drivers role
    8. Could possibly think of something Work related.
    9. Again Work related
    10. Communication when performing shiny movements.
    11. When remarshalling wagons when shunting, or a derailment I have attended in the past.
    12. Struggling to think of examples
    13. I haven’t really had to deal with aggressive people.
    14. Iv worked with foreign crews on ships in the past.
    15. I can think of an engineering project I was on and completed in the past
    16. I don’t think iv ever really had a dissagreement with a manager.
     
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  3. SA91

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    When giving the examples, use the STAR method for answering the questions. Try and also keep the examples specific. If you have a general example, pick a particular day where you carried that example out as that's what interviewer will be looking for.

    With regards to examples you're struggling to think of, doesn't have to always be the obvious ones. For example, role similar to train driving can be driving a car on a long distance journey (obvious example), but can also relate to another role you may have carried out such as one which required concentration for long periods of time. Train driving involves both technical and non-technical skills.

    You will get asked questions like "How did that make you feel?" So they will be able to catch you out if your story doesn't add up. They will also have your SJE answers with them and may quiz you on some.

    They will normally tell you the questions before the actual day of the MMI and ask you to write it down. You will have the option to change them on the day if you wish.

    Stick to the point and don't waffle. If you have legitimate answers then you will be fine.
     
  4. Timpg

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    Thank you, I’m sorry if I seemed to be over thinking things. I have my stage 2 assessment and mmi next Tuesday. As this is my 1st, I’m unsure as to what to expect. I didn’t want to come up with examples that aren’t acceptable. I’m sure I can think of some examples before Tuesday. Thanks again
     
  5. OneLowban

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    Top post.

    Also OP I wouldn’t worry too much about the examples in my experience as long as you are somewhat relatable, use the star method and answer honestly you should be fine.

    Do NOT lie. It’s true they ask “how did this make you feel?”, “what was he name of this or that?” etc.

    Best of luck.
     
  6. Timpg

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    Oh I wouldn’t dream of making something up, I’d rather turn up without any examples than try to lie my way through it hahaa!! I’m just trying to think up examples that are not too long winded!!!
     
  7. uey0293

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    Hope I'm not hijacking your thread but in relation to what you've just asked...

    Can anyone tell us what happens if you've prepared for all the questions you can think of (or get off here) but there's a curve ball question that you just don't have an example for? Or your told your initial example isn't good enough and you have to think of another? Has that happened to anyone? Is it an instant fail if you can't come up with an answer?
     
  8. Cyclist

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    So is the MMI a variable set of questions? I’ve only done a CBI which was 5 fixed questions.
     
  9. Timpg

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    Hi I hope you don’t mind another question.
    But, would it be acceptable to you an example more than once to cover more than one question. I.e I’m competent in shunting, which I have obviously used railway rules and regs in order to safely complete the shunt move, radio communication was used etc etc
     
  10. OneLowban

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    I used one example for three questions in my MMI. As long as there is relevant information in the example you should be fine.
     
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    The MMI has six fixed questions, with additional supporting questions based on the answers to your Situational Judgement Exercise.
    At the start of the assessment, you are shown what the six fixed questions are and are given time to write down short answers to them. You will then typically sit some computerised tests (which you’re told the results of after), and will then sit the MMI straight after.

    The MMI is normally conducted by one assessor.
     
  12. Timpg

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    Ah lovely thank you, I think I can think of secondary examples as a precaution, but I think the shunting examples might be a good start, my depot is Felixstowe and it can be chaos here at times, so obviously iv used radio communication to call the shunt moves in to the depot signal operator, used railway rules and regs to complete the task safely. Iv solves difficult tasks I. e re-marshalled entire trains to dig out defective wagons/ re-marshal for different services etc. The only one I’m unsure of really is the ‘ have you done a job similar to the train driver role? Well the only example I can think of is when I did an engineering job where I had to concentrate really hard in order to complete the job correctly, it took me nearly 2 days to complete and I only had one shot at getting it right otherwise I would have wasted £6500 if material and the ship i was fabricating the component for couldn’t sail. So was under a lot of pressure too ...
     
  13. OneLowban

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    Sounds like a lot of good experiences, also with the MMI you get time to write and think about your answer which helps.

    Re the job like a train driver, I’m not sure if said ‘job’ so try and use any time you have been in a situation ie long distance driving etc.
     
  14. Timpg

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    Cheers mate, I feel a bit more confident now. It’s just that job/situation similar to train driving. I did once drive from Ipswich to Southampton to do a job, I also drove down to Southampton for a training coarse when I joined my TOC.
     
  15. OneLowban

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    I’m sure you could use that, just think of the details such as how long it took, what time of day you were driving, if you were used to driving the car etc then they will ask how you felt being alone etc along those lines.
     
  16. Timpg

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    Cool cheers mate. Yea could go in detail such as made sure was well rested before the trip, made sure I was aware of the trip before, left early enough to account for traffic. Was a hire car, so made sure I understood how the vehicle operated before I set off. Made sure the vehicle had more than enough fuel for the journey. Cheers for your help mate, feel a bit more confident now
     
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    No worries mate best of luck, that sounds like a winning answer to me.
     
  18. Timpg

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    Thank you much appreciated
     
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    I have driven long distances but was swapping duties with my sister. Does that question require you to be on your own?
     
  20. OneLowban

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    Not sure about that. Bear in mind it doesn’t have to be driving I think, any long time spent alone could fit the answer.
     

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