💎How to demonstrate experience in a job interview? Watch the video to the end to find out!
📼 Should you demonstrate experience in your job interview? Of course! Call upon your current knowledge, let the hiring manager know what you're doing in your current role, and how those experiences and skills align with the position you're interviewing for. Helen Shakespeare, Director of Talent Acquisition and HR Operations, Natalie Dominguez, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, and Carla Scalzo, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Light & Wonder, share some insights on how to prepare for the process!
📼Demonstrate diverse experience in a job interview! Recruiters at Light & Wonder look for skilled talented candidates with experience sometimes within the industry, sometimes from without the industry. But also life experience. Work experience and life experience are both important, as is your ability to prioritize and work in a team!
📼If you demonstrate solid experience in a job interview, recruiters will call you back! The hiring process has several stages and, if you do well, you’ll go through all of them. First, recruiters will reach out and do an initial phone screen and have you complete an intake form. Once that is done, you'll meet with a hiring manager or someone from their team, usually through Microsoft Teams, to complete a virtual interview. For some technical roles, they may send out an assessment and give you a timeframe to complete it. For corporate roles, you may go through a series of interviews. Whatever role you've applied for just ask the recruiter what that process will look like!
Demonstrate Experience During A Job Interview And Show Appreciation Afterward
Many candidates wonder if there's a need to send a follow-up or thank you note after an interview. There is. There are a few reasons why you should send follow-ups and thank you notes. First, it's to thank the manager for the time that they spent with you during the interview. Also, it’s to remind the manager of how great a candidate you are. Let them know how your skills and experience align with the position that you've interviewed for. Let them know your interest and follow up within 24 to 48 hours!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Light & Wonder? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Helen Shakespeare, Natalie Dominguez, and Carla Scalzo
More About Light & Wonder
Light & Wonder creates the games that people want to play, wherever they are, whenever they want to play. In their pursuit of becoming a leading cross-platform global game company, they develop dynamic game content, cutting-edge systems, and unrivaled services for casinos, social gaming, and online gaming. Light & Wonder is committed to serving as a good corporate steward, purpose-driven in its actions while operating in the best interest of its employees, partners, and communities. Responsible gaming is the cornerstone of Light & Wonder’s purpose, business philosophy, and corporate social responsibility.
💎The tech sales area might be the perfect place for you. Watch the video to the end to learn what you can expect when applying with Autodesk.
📼Are you into tech sales? Do you want to apply for a position at a company that believes in making progress rather than waiting for it? Shireen Ng, Strategic TA Partner for Global Sales and Customer Success, and Anusha Verma, APAC Recruiter at Autodesk, talk about technical sales and, in general, what the Autodesk application process is like. They will also share some tips on how you can prepare for the different stages of recruiting.
📼 Tech sales drive all verticals in architecture, engineering, construction, A.E.C., and design and manufacturing. If you join the team, you will act as a consultant to Autodesk’s clients, helping them to see the value of the solutions in their day-to-day workflows. In this process, you will manage the client, and build a personal brand and reputation for yourself as a trusted solutions consultant. Make sure to show that you are suitable for this responsibility during your interviews!
📼 The application process for Tech sales and other roles has different stages. First, you have to click on the relevant job postings. Click on the ‘Apply’ Icon. Fill in your personal, educational, and career details and submit them. Once your application is submitted, your profile will be reviewed. The company’s recruiter will reach out to you and evaluate you as per the job opportunity. If your profile gets shortlisted, you will have the initial round of discussion with the hiring manager to assess your behavioral aspects and culture fitment. After passing the interview with the hiring manager, you will proceed with the technical and cultural-based interview.
A Customized Tech Sales Resume
What do technical recruiters look for? An easily read resume. No typos and grammar, and a format that is not too cluttered. You may want to consider customizing a CV for the role that you're applying for, to better showcase your industry knowledge, and also your key technical skills. Include experiences such as project management. How do you turn a business challenge into a solution? Remember, it is not a long list of job descriptions, but a highlight of the key things that you want the hiring managers and recruiter to know why you could be a good fit for the role.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Autodesk? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Shireen Ng and Anusha Verma
Shireen Ng is a Talent Partner who has a passion for connecting with people and bringing onboard the right candidates for an organization's success. Anusha Verma is a Global Talent Acquisition professional with more than 8 years of experience in Recruitment Processes and Talent Mapping. If you are interested in a career at Autodesk, you can connect with Shireen and Anusha on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Autodesk
From the greenest buildings to the cleanest cars, from the smartest factories to the biggest stories, amazing things are created every day with Autodesk. Over four decades they’ve worked together with their customers to transform how things are made, and in doing so, they’ve also transformed what can be made. Today their solutions span countless industries empowering innovators everywhere. But they’re restless to do more. They don’t believe in waiting for progress, they believe in making it.
💎Passing an applicant tracking system is the first challenge in a new position. Watch the video to the end to learn how to get hired at Moov Financial.
📼 The applicant tracking system helps recruiters search for the best candidate. Kristi Mark, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Moov Financial, goes over Moov’s application and interview process and gives you some insight on how to prepare for it!
📼Get your resume past the applicant tracking system following three tips. First, look at the job description, and make sure you understand the qualifications needed and what the responsibilities are. Secondly, make sure your resume has some of the qualifications that match what the company looks for. Lastly, add something to your objective or even a cover letter that shows why you're interested in Moov Financial.
📼 To get past the applicant tracking system, start by doing your research. Moov loves hearing what people have learned about the company and there’s a lot of information out there. Also, express why you want to work there and what you feel you can bring to Moov Financial. Since Moov Financial is 100% remote, the whole process is also remote, so try to solve any technical issues before your interviews, and don’t forget eye contact during every meeting!
Once Past The Applicant Tracking System, The Process Begins!
What does the interview process look like at Moov Financial? Once you have received that email saying they’re going to be moving forward with you, you'll have a preliminary phone interview with the recruiter. Secondly, you're going to have a virtual meeting with the hiring manager. If it's a technical position, then you're going to have a practical meeting with two engineers. After that, you would be in a meeting with three of the team members that you potentially would be working with. If it’s a non-technical role, you're going to have 3 to 4 meetings with hiring managers or directors from different areas in the company. If you are on the sales side of things, you're going to have an email scenario or a presentation that you put together, and then you will present those in front of the VP and the hiring managers. After all the interviews have been conducted, Moov will ask for some references.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Moov Financial? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Kristi Mark
Kristi Mark helps create and execute an aggressive recruiting strategy to build durable A-player teams while building relationships across the company to ensure they are proactively working on everyone’s needs before they arise. If you are interested in a career at Moov Financial, you can connect with Kristi on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Moov Financial
Moov Financial is the payments processor devoted to delighting users. They believe moving money is an essential building block of every software company. Instead of dealing with user onboarding, compliance, and becoming a payments expert, they make money movement dead simple, freeing businesses to focus on what matters most. Every company will become a fintech company, and Moov is the platform developers will use to get there.
💎 Transferable skills are valuable! Skills are skills, if you have them, you should showcase them! Watch the video to the end to find advice on how to do that during your next recruiting process!
📼 When you’re asked if you have a certain skill and your answer is no, but you do have similar skills, those are transferable skills and they are valuable! Stuart King, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at Waters, goes through Waters’ application and interview process so that you can prepare yourself for it.
📼Turn negatives into positives with your transferable skills! When you get into the interview process, they're going to ask you things about your background and your skillset. So, be prepared to answer, but also, be prepared to ask good questions! One of the things that set good candidates apart is what kind of questions they ask the recruiters. Waters is a scientific company, so curiosity and innovation are really at the forefront of everything that they do, and someone who approaches the interview process with that curiosity usually is going to be set up for success early.
📼 When should I mention my transferable skills? The recruitment process is pretty standard. You'll initially speak to a recruiter who is going to reach out to you to set up a phone screen. During this initial phone screen, they will be determining your basic eligibility for the position and dig into your background to understand if you are a fit. The next step is going to be with a hiring manager specific to the role. This hiring manager is going to ask you more detailed questions. After you speak with the hiring manager you’ll have at least one more interview, sometimes two, and usually a panel interview. During the panel interviews, if you're asked to give a presentation, make sure you prepare it thoroughly. After you go through all these steps, the next step is for Waters to determine who the best candidate is and move them forward to an offer.
What Else Apart From Transferable Skills? Show Your Alignment With Their Core Values!
In Waters, diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords, but are central to everything that the company does. They believe that their goals are impossible to achieve without a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace. As you look at Waters as a potential future employer, take a look at some of the initiatives that they have in place, as well as their organization chart, to understand that they do value diversity and inclusion.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Waters? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Stuart King
If you are interested in a career at Waters, you can connect with Stuart on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Waters
From everyday consumers to laboratory scientists, we all rely on accurate information to make critical decisions. Waters Corporation is the world's leading specialty measurement company focused on improving human health and well-being by applying high-value analytical technologies and industry-leading scientific expertise. Their decisions and actions are guided by two simple words – Deliver Benefit. The company has continually pioneered innovations in chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis. Whether it’s discovering new pharmaceuticals, assuring the safety of the world’s food and water supplies, or ensuring the integrity of a chemical entity in production, Waters is constantly working to change the world.