💎The STAR technique is a great tool to stand out in your next job interview. Don’t miss this recruiter’s insight into how to utilize this method! Watch the video to the end for advice on how to best prepare for an interview with Sun Life.
📼Have the STAR technique tool handy when preparing for your interview with Sun Life. “The best advice that I can give a candidate is preparation. And one of the best techniques to use to prepare for your interview with us is utilizing the STAR technique” says Winde Farinacci, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant at Sun Life.
📼What is the STAR technique and how to use it in a job interview? The STAR technique is the method you can use to tell the story of a problem that you've overcome while working either on a project or trying to find a solution to an issue during your work. It also demonstrates to the person interviewing you how you're able to clearly communicate the story behind that issue or problem.
📼Have the STAR technique at hand during your whole interview process with Sun Life. And what exactly are the stages in that process? Initially, your application is reviewed by a talent acquisition consultant at Sun Life. From there, if your experience aligns with the role, they will invite you to have an initial interview. Up next, if there's still a mutual interest, the company will then present you to a hiring leader, who may invite you to a final stage, which is either a peer interview or a meeting with the director of the business unit for the position that you're applying for. At each stage, Sun Life will be assessing your interest level in the opportunity, as well as how much research you've done about the company.
Moving Forward From The STAR Technique: Virtual Interview Tips
At Sun Life, most interviews will be conducted via a virtual environment, so some of Winde’s tips are to prepare, dress professionally, have good lighting, have a good audio and internet connection, and ensure that you're free of any distractions. Last, but not least: show enthusiasm and be your great self! Finally, thank the interviewers for their time and insight on the role and the opportunity.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Sun Life? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Winde Farinacci
Trusted as an accomplished staffing professional with more than 15 years of expertise in meeting clients’ needs for qualified and well-matched talent across numerous verticals including manufacturing, construction, hospitality, retail, call center, healthcare, clinical research, social services, and security. She's uniquely skilled at interfacing with and securing agreements from diverse audiences. If you are interested in a career at Sun Life, you can connect with Winde Farinacci on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Sun Life
Sun Life’s success is driven by their collaborative culture. They are united by a common purpose: To help Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. They continually look for ways to bring innovative, insightful, and simple solutions to their clients, to allow them to feel confident and have trust in us as their financial partner. Sun Life strives to enable them to gain the freedom to live their way and have peace of mind for their futures and for their families' futures.
💎 Practicing allyship in the workplace is crucial to help build a diverse and equitable work environment where everyone’s voice is heard. Watch the video to the end to learn some practical ways to accomplish it.
📼 Use these tips to improve your allyship practice in the workplace! To make people feel included and part of the group, you have to know how to become a better ally. Meet Jeffrey Zeldman, Principal Designer at Automattic, who shares his tips to be a better ally to underrepresented coworkers.
📼 Allyship in the Workplace - Tip #1: Research And Listen. Jeffrey starts by bringing up the old saying “you have two ears and one mouth for a reason” which means: you should listen more than you talk. Jeffrey’s advice is to talk to people who are different from you- lots of them! Also: research! You can read articles, watch videos where people talk about diversity, look up inclusion and diversity, and specifically look for ways of making people feel at home. Ask questions and be prepared to continue to learn forever. The good news is you'll benefit from the creativity and insights of people who may think differently from you, be from different cultures from you. Above all, listen, learn, ask questions, and try to learn a little more every day.
📼 Allyship in the Workplace - Tip #2: Use Inclusive Language. Learn how to pronounce people's names: one of the things people love the most is hearing their own names correctly pronounced. When using inclusive language, you'll be going a long way toward making people feel more at home and included. So do the work! Use language that makes everyone feel wanted, accepted, and understood.
Allyship In The Workplace - Tip #3: Opportunity And Visibility
What folks from underrepresented groups want most it's the opportunity that you've had and they haven't. So you have an opportunity to help them up the ladder, to introduce them to people, and to recommend them for projects that come to you. Bring them in! As Jeffrey puts it: “sponsorship over mentorship”. You can do that in your workplace just by inviting your coworkers to meetings, including them in plans and projects, and giving them a helpful push!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Automattic? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Jeffrey Zeldman
Principal Designer, Automattic, Inc. Founder & Publisher, A List Apart “for people who make websites” (founded 1998). Co-founded the multi-city user experience design conference An Event Apart with Eric Meyer. Founder Emeritus of Happy Cog™, an award-winning digital design studio. Publisher and co-founder (with Jason Santa Maria) of A Book Apart—brief books for web and interaction designers. Blogger & web designer since 1995. He has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards, currently in a 3rd Edition co-authored by Ethan Marcotte. It has been translated into 15 languages. Faculty member on the MFA, Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts, New York. Co-founder and host of the internet radio program The Big Web Show (“Everything Web That Matters”), twice named Podcast of the Year by .net Magazine. Former freelance journalist, The Washington Post & City Paper. Former copywriter & art director (DeVito Verdi, Grey Entertainment, Campbell-Mithun-Esty). Played Casio in DC’s Insect Surfers. Composed & produced electronic scores for Upright Vertebrates Dance Co., and (with Robert Goldstein of Urban Verbs) for PBS. Former design columnist, MacWorld, PDN-Pix, Adobe. In 2012, was the first designer inducted in the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame. If you are interested in a career at Automattic, you can connect with Jeffrey Zeldman on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Automattic
Automattic are the people behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Tumblr, and more. Founded in 2005, and valued at $3 billion, they were one of the first companies to pave the way in remote work culture. The company’s 1,400+ people hail from 79 countries and speak 99 languages. Though the workforce is intellectually and geographically diverse, they’re united by a shared passion to democratize publishing and commerce—so that anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone with a product can sell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or country. And the company is growing rapidly!
Recruiter Tips to Answer This Question!
💎 Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? Does this question make you anxious? Watch the video to the end to learn all about how to best answer it in an interview!
📼 When asked "Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?", don’t be scared! Kathy Brehmer, Lead Technology Recruiter at Spectrum, wishes to know what drives you in your career path and shares tips on how to prepare for your interview.
📼 When applying for a position at Spectrum it’s very important to know where you do see yourself in the next 5 years, but also here’s some more insight into what the whole application process looks like: First, your resume will be reviewed, and if your skills are aligned, an initial phone screen with a recruiter will be set up. These conversations are typically informal and you will be asked the basic questions to get to know your background and skills. But then, of course, some of the most important would be, what're your top criteria. It could be the work environment. It could be the type of culture, the team, or career growth. In a follow-up interview with maybe a panel of developers, if it's a more technical role to deliver on technical questions, it would be advantageous if you would ask questions yourself that are important around the particular technologies or how you approach a particular strategy or deliver. Finally, on the interview piece, there might be a final interview that would be with the leader or the product owners and cross-functional teams. So you have a chance to identify with the folks with whom you'd be working. And then, of course, they would as well.
📼 Besides being ready to answer "Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?", prepare yourself to share your story. The life experience does also contribute to Spectrum’s evaluation of a candidate. Life learning lessons do contribute to who we become. There are always these opportunities where we learn from our mistakes and we provide process improvement and building on relationships. Therefore, Spectrum does look at the transferable skills in their interview process. Those are certain factors that would come into play in consideration alongside the skills and the experience set. If there was an opportunity, there might be some more junior level folks who apply to positions that Spectrum does have hiring managers who would offer the opportunity to interview and deliver on how their work and life experiences or studies have applied to maybe where they can be a great asset to the roles of which they are interviewing.
Where Do You See Yourself In The Next 5 Years? - Express your enthusiasm
At Spectrum, they place a lot of value on reaching out to each of those folks who interviewed you. They would recommend you do that and pull up their LinkedIn profiles, and send them a quick thank you note there or follow up via email. They would recommend the delivery in those thank you notes to be anything from a simple thank you to include a quick collaboration on something mentioned in the interview process. That being said, make sure that you are expressing your enthusiasm for the role. Spectrum thinks this goes miles, and they would recommend doing that within the first 24 hours of your interview just to keep it fresh.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Spectrum? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Kathy Brehmer
Kathy is AIRS Certified, Sr. Technical Recruiter with experience in Corporate Recruiting, Contract Recruiting, and Agency Staffing (Contract and Perm positions). If you are interested in a career at Spectrum, you can connect with Kathy Brehmer on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Spectrum
Spectrum's Products and Services are powered and innovated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States. Their company provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. The advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. News and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand.
💎 Trust us: you don’t want to miss any of these CHG Healthcare interview tips that you can find useful when preparing to apply for a role with the company. Watch the video to the end to get valuable insights on resume tips, job gaps, answering difficult questions, transferable skills, and more- this recruiter really covers it all!
📼 Follow these CHG Healthcare interview tips from Jules Boulter, Talent Acquisition Specialist at CHG Healthcare, who is going to help you understand the company’s interview process a little bit more so you can go out with confidence as you're applying. Yes, we know the interview process can be a little bit daunting, but you're going to do great!
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📼 First of these CHG Healthcare interview tips from Jules: when people ask her how they can better prepare for an interview, she always mentions the STARinterview method. It stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result, and it's a tool to help you clearly organize your thoughts and be able to get to the meat of the question. Practice with a friend! Have them ask you questions and just take a minute to think through: “What was the situation? What task did I have to fulfill? What's the action I took?” And, “What was the result of this?”. That'll give interviewers what they're looking for. Another piece of advice from Jules is to google questions that you might expect to come during the interview, and also, always go through the job posting. If there are requirements listed in there, then you can pretty much bet that you're gonna get asked about those.
📼 If you're struggling with how to organize your resume, you're not alone. When preparing for your CHG Healthcare interview, you can follow some of Jules resume tips: “The thing to keep in mind is that a resume is just a tool. So it doesn't need to be an artistic wonder, really. Just try and organize things in a way that's easy for someone to see pretty quickly”. A couple of things to keep in mind: first of all, triple check for grammatical errors Another thing that can sometimes disqualify people for a role is a really long and wordy resume: just target the things that are really important for the role. Next up, double-check your dates on your employment areas. Sometimes you can get disqualified if it looks like you've been job-hopping. If you have some job gaps in your resume, that's okay! It's not a deal-breaker, but it might be worth it to try to find some ways to restructure it, focusing more on your skillset. Last, but not least, If you really feel uncomfortable with your resume, you can go with a professional resume writing company. This can be really helpful if you have the resources for it. Make sure you don't neglect your LinkedIn profile, either! Nowadays, it's a huge tool that recruiters use to find new employees. So make sure that you're updating it, and to clarify that you're open to work!
CHG Healthcare Interview Tips - Are Transferable Skills Valuable?
Jules believes transferable skills are very valuable, to a point. What she recommend to someone who might have a profile that's different from the job description, is, first of all, to go over the job posting and get a feel for what the company is looking for. That will help you understand why a specific skill is a requirement. And if that's not a skill that you possess, but you know that you can do those things, because of, for example, your experience in a specific industry, plan ahead and know how you're going to answer that. Make sure that it's on you to prove that you're a good fit for the role!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining CHG Healthcare? They have open positions! To learn more, click here: https://bit.ly/CHGHealthcarePTF
Get to Know Jules
Jules loves helping people find their perfect career match. She focuses on building strong relationships and advocating for equity, and she’s passionate about learning and growth. What energizes her? She’s attracted to difficult and challenging endeavors and doesn’t look for the easy way out. She loves to present, perform, and teach. She embraces change. She’s most productive when presented with the opportunity to learn and grow. She knows things can go wrong, but prefers to focus on the positives and opportunities. If you are interested in a career at CHG Healthcare, you can connect with Jules on LinkedIn!
More About CHG Healthcare
CHG Healthcare is a leader in healthcare staffing and USA's largest provider of locum tenens services. CHG is comprised of four respected healthcare staffing brands: CompHealth, Weatherby Healthcare, RNnetwork, and Global Medical Staffing. CHG also owns two technology companies: Modio Health and LocumsMart. CHG has been included on Glassdoor's Employee Choice Awards, a list of best places to work since 2020. One thing that makes CHG stand out from the competition is the commitment to Putting People First. The company has implemented this value through the extensive benefits it offers to increase employee happiness and engagement.