Post # 1
I have been called for an interview to be an account manager for a food and wine tour guide company. I’ve heard lovely things about this company and how nice it is to work for them. So, he said to me on the phone ‘please come with 5-6 questions about the role and company so we can see what you’re curious about’. Eekkkk!
I am currently a primary school teacher so this is a massive career change for me. I’m surprised they called me, in a good way, because I am not qualified or experienced. However, they did state it’s an entry level position. It’s a small company, only 13 people work for them.
They called me on Wednesday for a chat for 20 mins, then I got sent a personality assessment sent through. They said they would contact me today when they decide who to call for an interview. I was sitting next to my phone all day (it’s a holiday where I am teaching luckily), he finally called me at 8:15pm .
How many people normally get called for an interview for one position? Any tips for my interview prep? This is my first interview which isn’t in the education sector.
Post # 2
worriedbeehere11 : Hard to answer your question regarding how many candidates may have been called in for an interview. I’m a recruiter and I’m VERY selective with who I send in to meet with my hiring managers so they may only interview one person and then make an offer to that one person. There are other recruiters in my company that are more willing to send just about anyone who meets our basic qualifications in.
I would suggest doing a lot of research on the company (duh), find out who their competition is, what the market is like in their industry, etc.
You can use google to help find questions to ask them, but there are of course the basics: Will there be upward mobility? What’s the typical day like? What are you looking for in your ideal candidate? What are the most important skills that are needed to succeed in this position? What’s the most challenging and rewarding things about this position? How long have you been here, and what’s keeping you here? What are the companies long term goals?
Post # 3
worriedbeehere11 : this is your second interview with them? You’re probably one of the front runners. I normally interview 3-5 candidates after reviewing resumes. Then I’ll let my boss interview my top 1-2 candidates before presenting the strongest with an offer. Being a small business, they probably don’t have a lot of time to interview dozens of candidates.
Post # 4
Having to do an online personality quiz plus asking you to come in with 5-6 questions about them seems so extra to me.
Post # 5
wonderwedding : A lot of companies use online assessments in their hiring process, and candidates should always come with several questions to ask. I’m actually surprised they told her to come with questions, that should be a given.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
I wish you were my recruiter! futuremrs2020 :
Post # 7
Had the interview today. Not sure how it went. They told me that if I get through there will be another interview hopefully on Friday. Apparently they have interviews today and tomorrow. I’m not sure when they will tell me if I’ve made it to the final round. Fingers crossed I did ok!!
Post # 8
worriedbeehere11 : Fingers crossed it works out for you! You’ll have to let us know(: