💎 Prepare for a virtual interview with these three tips from an AAA recruiter! Watch the video to the end to learn all the tools & tricks that’ll help you ace your interview.
📼 Don’t miss these virtual interview tips! Play this video to get three top tips from LaVencia Knight, a recruiter at AAA, that you can use to prepare for an interview with the company.
📼 Virtual Interview Tips #1: Prepare your setup! Scan your background to ensure that everything the interviewer can see is neat and orderly. Next, check your microphone. Make sure it's working correctly before the interview. And lastly, if you're using a smart device, such as a phone, don’t hold it in your hand! It’s best to put it somewhere stable; a stack of books is always helpful!
📼 Virtual Interview Tips #2: Focus on connection. Put yourself in a distraction-free environment before the interview. The evaluator needs to focus on your conversation and not become preoccupied with things in the background. Also, be sure to establish and maintain eye contact during your interview.
Virtual Interview Tips - Tip #3: Present Your Best Self
Be your best self! Dress professionally for the interview. Also, pay complete attention and process the evaluator's questions before you answer. That’s a sign that you are a skilled listener.
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More About AAA
AAA strives to deliver impeccable service and help their members outsmart life’s roadblocks. They believe everything you do outside of work adds to who you are at work. They're working to transform AAA for the next century with a mission to create members for life by unleashing their collective innovative spirit. They are passionate about maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the people and culture of the communities they serve and fostering an environment where everyone can realize their full potential and grow without barriers. They celebrate differences as they make the team stronger and invigorate their workplace. They believe that each team member enriches their culture by contributing unique perspectives, valuable insights, and key strengths. They want each team member to feel valued, respected, and supported.
💎 So, you’ve checked out all the available AAA careers, and now you’d like to apply for a position? Get some super valuable insight on the AAA application process!
📼 Watch this video before applying to AAA careers to prepare for your interview. Get some valuable tips from Melanie Lee, a Corporate Recruiter at AAA.
📼 Are you interested in AAA careers? Get ready for the interview process! During your initial conversation with an AAA or an A3 Ventures recruiter, you may be asked questions like, “What is your most impressive professional accomplishment?” “Tell me about your most challenging professional project,” “What are the top four things you'd like the hiring manager to know about you in this new role?” and “In what ways do you see yourself developing the most?” These questions will help the recruiters at AAA assess your work ethic and your definition of success while gaining insight into your strengths and any weaknesses you are working to overcome. Don’t miss Melanie’s tips on how to best answer these questions!
📼 When evaluating candidates for AAA careers, Melanie wishes that all applicants would take the time to research and gain as much information as possible about the company. For example: Do you know how many different brands are a part of AAA Mountain West Group? Make sure to research all of them! Weaving this type of information into your responses during the interview process is a great way to make a good impression and confirms that you are truly interested in AAA and their open careers.
AAA Careers - Interview Process
As a first step, AAA recruiters assess candidates for culture fit, salary requirements, past work experience, and basic technical fit. As you progress in the process, you'll be speaking with the hiring manager and other team members and executives, who will dive a little deeper with more specific questions. Some encouraging final words from Melanie: Remember to be yourself and to believe in yourself. At AAA Mountain West Group, they’re looking forward to learning more about you!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining AAA? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
More About AAA
AAA strives to deliver impeccable service and help their members outsmart life’s roadblocks. They believe everything you do outside of work adds to who you are at work. They're working to transform AAA for the next century with a mission to create members for life by unleashing their collective innovative spirit. They are passionate about maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the people and culture of the communities they serve and fostering an environment where everyone can realize their full potential and grow without barriers. They celebrate differences as they make the team stronger and invigorate their workplace. They believe that each team member enriches their culture by contributing unique perspectives, valuable insights, and key strengths. They want each of their team members to feel valued, respected, and supported.
Insight from A3Venture's Shahidah Rashid
How do well-known and established businesses make sure their products continue to meet the needs of the future?
We recently sat down with Shahidah Rashid—Director of Marketing at A3Ventures, the innovational lab and capital investment engine of AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah (AAA NCNU)—to discuss just that.
"AAA has been a reliable, dependable brand for over a century," explains Shahidah. "Through A3Ventures, AAA NCNU invests in ideas and products that will continue to serve our Members and communities over the next 100 years.
Originally from Singapore, Shahidah came to the U.S. to attend the University of Chicago, studying economics.
She enjoyed learning why humans make their choices through the economic lens but noted a frustrating limit. "Economics is all 'in theory,' 'all other things being equal,'" Shahidah said. "But in practice, people are not that rational all the time. What about with all else not being equal?"
After a career in investment banking, Shahidah doubled down on her studies, pursuing an MBA at UC Berkeley.
"In grad school, my discipline was human-centered innovation and design, which is where psychology meets business," she said.
Shahidah launched a start-up project via a hackathon while in business school. She got bit by the entrepreneurship bug and wanted to impact a large group of people immediately. So when she saw a job opportunity at A3Ventures and learned that it was ticking off all her boxes, she applied.
During her career at A3Ventures, Shahidah has worked on projects including:
● AAA Smart Home, an extension of AAA's commitment as a leader in safety and service to the home through professional home security services.
● GIG Car Share, an on-demand car-sharing service that operates more than 1,000 hybrid and electric vehicles across the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, West Sacramento, and Seattle.
● AAA House Manager, a service that helps homeowners keep up with home maintenance and maintenance planning.
● AAA Identity Champion provides identity monitoring services that protect against fraud and cyber-attacks.
● AAA Car Subscription allowed consumers to enjoy the benefits of vehicle ownership without the unknown costs of buying, leasing, or long-term renting.
Creating a culture of continuous improvement
Shahidah is always thinking of what is new and what is yet to come. Here are three habits she has developed to help her successfully do this:
1. Ask questions often. She learned that asking questions and seeking feedback can result in insights that help you succeed. From her manager's manager to her team, Shahidah frequently asks questions such as, "What would a successful outcome look like to you?", "How can I help you do your job better?" "Where would you like me to improve?" or "Are there any questions I haven't asked that would help us succeed?"
2. Don't give in to micromanaging. Shahidah attributes her team's success to their ability to work together and independently. "No one has a monopoly over good ideas," she said. "I have a diverse team with different strengths that I try to leverage and complement at every opportunity. I succeed when they succeed."
3. Find inspiration from everywhere. "In human-centered design, you will ask a lot of questions to a variety of stakeholders, from potential consumers to potential partners that help you gain a plethora of insights, and then you converge on what you think the solution might be," Shahidah explains. "Then you ask for feedback and focus on areas for improvement and so on. This divergence always brings inspiration."