At Cummins, we’re interested in helping you clearly and concisely tell us about your skill set.  Below are recruiter responses from our team to help you communicate your strengths during the interview:


Why it is important to discuss what work I prefer to do?

“I’m looking for what the candidate likes to do and does it align with the position we have available.  If I receive an answer during an interview that “I really like to do this specific type of work” and it fits to the needs of the projects we’re working on, it can help us identify if the career opportunity is a match for their interests.  That’s critical to the success of both the candidate and Cummins.”

“Can you go beyond the sentences on your resume?  We are looking to understand if there is depth to your strength.  Demonstrate what you’re talking about before you leave the interview – provide examples as you describe your skill set.  For example, if someone doesn’t like to do technical laboratory work, then we can ensure their success by looking for other roles where they might be a fit.”


How do I communicate what challenges I can help solve?

“We want our employees to succeed, so candidates can increase their success by helping us clearly understand their experiences.  We’re interested in understanding why you’ll be engaged in finding solutions that match our challenges.  Being able to find the right candidate who will have a long tenure at Cummins depends on what solutions that can provide.”

“I’m interested in how capable is the candidate.  How can they contribute to what we’re working on now?  If you can show us your previous contribution in school or in your career, we can analyse what type of projects you could have the most impact on.  If you have difficulty communicating this, it’s hard for us to understand what different items on your resume really means.”


What if I’m a recent college graduate and am still developing my skill set?

“The level of commitment to a role is important.  We like for you to demonstrate this through your experiences because you may still have work to do inside your strengths if you’re just out of college.”

“We want to understand the process you’ve developed inside the work you’ve completed - how did you do it, what was accomplished during your project and what did you learn from this experience.  It gives us insight into what can be accomplished from an entry level candidate in the near term.”

“It’s important for both Cummins and the candidate to be engaged in the work we’re doing here.  If a candidate has strengths that help them be a contributor at work, ultimately they may enjoy working here over time - even if they are early in their career today and still learning their craft.”