💎Having curriculum gaps doesn’t necessarily imply a disadvantage in the recruiting process. Watch the video to the end to learn how to walk through them in an interview.
📼Worried about your curriculum gaps? Evan Farren and Ânia Sá, Talent Acquisition Specialists at LetsGetChecked, share advice on how to feel comfortable talking about gaps in education, experience, or employment when applying for a position.
📼 Curriculum gaps can be concerns for potential employers, but they're not necessarily deal breakers. Your recruiter will likely ask you for more information, but even if they don't, you should walk them through any gaps or moves, your reasons for those, and what you were doing during that time. This will help to alleviate any concerns that your recruiter or the hiring manager may have. And remember: be honest throughout the process!
📼If your curriculum has gaps in education, don’t feel discouraged to apply. LetsGetChecked understands that not everyone has been afforded the same opportunities. For this reason, they are working where possible to remove any education or qualification requirements from job descriptions and let your experience do the talking. Just be sure that you have plenty of examples prepared so that your interviewers can see the full benefit of your experience!
Relevant Experience Beats Curriculum Gaps - Get Through The Interview Process
A candidate will get an interview at LetsGetChecked if they are qualified for the position and have relevant experience working in a similar environment and industry. The tech interview process usually has four steps. The first step is a quick call with the recruiter to talk about motivation, experience, salary expectations, and availability to start. The second step is a 45-minute tech screening call with two tech members. The third step is an offline exercise plus a full technical interview and the exercise will be the base of the interview. The fourth and last step is a cultural fit interview with the team lead. Keep in mind that during an interview, it's important not only to show your experience with specific tools, languages, and procedures for a job but also the right motivations!
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Get to Know Evan Farren and Ânia Sá
More About LetsGetChecked
LetsGetChecked is a virtual care company that allows customers to manage their health from home, providing direct access to telehealth services, pharmacy, and laboratory tests with at-home sample collection kits for a wide range of health conditions including Sexual Health, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Thyroid, Coronavirus (COVID-19), and more. Founded in 2015, the company empowers people with the care they need to live longer, happier lives. Today, LetsGetChecked is a leader in healthcare innovation with an end-to-end model including manufacturing, logistics, lab analysis, affiliated physician support, and prescription fulfillment, which provides a seamless user experience and a convenient, reliable and secure healthcare experience.
💎Would you prefer a hybrid or remote job? Pax8 lets you make the decision! Watch the video to the end to know more about the company and your options!
📼 For either a hybrid or a remote job, at Pax8 the work schedule is very flexible. Myles Pegues, Talent Acquisition Partner at Pax8, shares some tips and pointers that are going to help you be successful when interviewing with them for your next job.
📼 Hybrid or remote? Your job at Pax8 will adapt to your comfort level. The company is okay with either and they think they will get the best results from the person that's going to be comfortable with their work format. So, pick which one you prefer. Some people prefer to be remote five days a week and that is completely fine. Are they going to be comfortable with where they're at, what they're doing? Would they be comfortable coming in? If not, Pax8 doesn’t want to put you in a situation where you feel like you have to go to the office.
📼Whether it’s for a hybrid or remote job, interview processes at Pax8 are usually pretty brief. The company tries to keep it within two weeks. So they usually use a four-stage format that's going to be a phone screen, an interview with the manager, peer, or stakeholder, and then the VP interview portion. Now, that is customizable, but usually, Pax8 tries to be sensitive to what the candidate's experience is like.
Hybrid or remote job in Pax8? - Core Values Are The Same
Pax8 core values are to innovate, elevate, celebrate, and advocate. The company has an amazing culture and that's not by happenstance. It’s by recruiting great people and having moral values that create a great community for anybody who goes in and anybody who interacts with them. So just having that great moral compass is going to allow you to fit in with what the company does!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Pax8? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Myles Pegues
If you are interested in a career at Pax8, you can connect with Myles Pegues on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Pax8
The company simplifies the way organizations buy, sell, and manage cloud solutions, empowering its partners to achieve more with cloud technology. At Pax8, they know that they are only as great as their people. They realize that every individual has unique personal and professional aspirations, which is why they strive to offer a complete and competitive Total Rewards offering for their members and family.
💎Getting a job in the energy industry requires you to show how your skills are relevant to the field. Watch the video to the end to learn how to highlight them in your recruiting process.
📼Looking for a job in the energy industry? Heather Wagner, Recruiter, and Amanda Scholl, Senior Corporate Recruiter at EnerSys, go over the application and the interview process and give you some tips on how to prepare to get your dream position.
📼 Applying for a job in the energy industry requires an effective resume to make recruiters stop and want to learn more about a candidate. First, start with a creative header, which would include your name, location, and contact details. Then describe what your accomplishments were for each job listed on your resume in a bullet list format. That will make it easy to read. Last, use keywords that were used in the original job posting you want to apply for. You should let your resume tell a story about you and your career path.
📼A job in an energy industry such as EnerSys includes six core values that every employee is held to. These are teamwork, energy, EOS (EnerSys Operating Systems), accountability, safety in the company’s environment, and customer experience. All employees are assessed against these cultural values in their annual performance reviews. Typically, recruiters use the STAR format for interviews, which allows a candidate to walk them through a specific scenario related to a core value. This way, recruiters get to see the candidate’s thought process, analysis, and reasoning skills.
Skills For A Job In The Energy Industry - Real-Life Experience Matters
While schools and universities can offer invaluable skills, real-life experience is valuable as well. Work experiences from anything from on-the-job training to internships can provide the skills needed to find the formula to success in your career. Life experiences such as volunteer work, community service programs, and freelance jobs, can also provide valuable skills that are transferable to the workplace, such as teamwork, communication skills, relationship building, and dependability. Don’t forget to share all of your valuable experiences during your recruiting process!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining EnerSys? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Heather Wagner And Amanda Scholl
Heather is a Recruiter who helped with the hiring of amazingly talented teams. Amanda is an experienced Senior Recruitment Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities and energy industries. If you are interested in a career at EnerSys, you can connect with them on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About EnerSys
EnerSys is an industrial technology leader serving the global community with mission-critical stored energy solutions that meet the growing demand for energy efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. A passion drives them to provide people everywhere with accessible power to help them work and live better. They produce excellence today and work with their customers on new solutions helping them win tomorrow. They are never satisfied because they know that your world changes every day. That’s why they are constantly innovating and exploring new ways of thinking to find solutions that address your challenges.
💎If you want to apply for remote jobs make sure to complete each section of the application. When possible, highlight the skills that are most conducive to a virtual environment. Watch the video to the end to know what skills you can showcase to succeed.
📼Wondering about application processes for remote jobs? Linda Ruiz David, Technical Sourcing Manager at Thumbtack, goes over the company’s application process and gives you a few insider tips on how to rock your next interview!
📼 Remote engineering jobs follow a certain application process at Thumbtack. Typically, applicants will have a 30-minute recruiter screen or an exploratory hiring manager chat as a first step. This is followed by a 60-minute technical interview conducted by a Thumbtack engineer. You'll be evaluated on problem-solving, coding, collaboration, and learning. Once you've passed the technical assessment successfully, you'll be invited into a virtual onsite, at which point you'll be given two hands-on coding questions, two system or feature design questions, and an experience interview with an engineering leader. You should be prepared to talk about projects you've led, challenges you've faced throughout your career, and how you've addressed these obstacles, what you've learned.
📼Technical interviews for remote jobs require you to show several skills. You should feel confident to showcase problem-solving, coding and systems design, technical communication, and learning. For the technical communication pillar, make sure to describe to the interviewer what you're doing while you're building the solution, this gives them insight into what you're thinking and helps make it easier for them to give you hints on how to do something differently or take a different approach. How you respond to this new information is going to be part of the learning pillar.
Remote Jobs In Inclusive Workspaces - Thumbtack Is Your Place!
At Thumbtack, they build, measure, and hold themselves accountable for diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything that they do. They have standardized interview methods, which means that everybody is evaluated the same. They also have eight employee resource groups, which are identity-based communities that foster a sense of belonging within the company. They also know how important it is to build inclusive products. They uncovered potential areas for platform bias and launched company-wide product initiatives to help address them. DEI is everybody's job at Thumbtack!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Thumbtack? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Linda Ruiz David
Linda believes in developing equitable hiring practices that inevitably enhance candidates' and hiring teams' experiences. She also believes that balanced teams in healthy, inclusive environments work better together. If you are interested in a career at Thumbtack, you can connect with her on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Thumbtack
A home is the biggest investment most people make, and yet, it doesn’t come with a manual. That's why Thumbtack is building the only app homeowners need to effortlessly manage their homes — knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. The company is driven by a common goal and the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing its work supports local economies, helps small businesses grow, and brings homeowners peace of mind. They’re seeking people who continually put their purpose first: advocating for pros and customers, embracing change, and choosing teamwork every day.