We spoke with Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), Michelle Hyde, and the HR team at Oilers Entertainment Group about what the best tips for interviewing are.
1. Do your research.
Know about the company, where it is now and a little history on how it’s grown. This shows that you care and you have an understanding of the culture that you want to be a part of!
2. Practice. Practice. Practice.
You wouldn’t step on the stage without doing a dress rehearsal, would you? Go over some mock interview questions and practice responding to each. Say your answers aloud to yourself, or to someone who will listen.
3. First impressions matter.
Dress for the job you want. Be professional and don’t forget to smile!
4. Relax and slow down.
Take your time to speak clearly and comfortably, and take a moment to collect your thoughts before you answer a question—especially if it’s a difficult question.
5. Speak like a STAR.
When telling a story or anecdote in an interview, use the STAR format:
State the Situation, the Task, the Action you took, and the Result of your action. This creates a clear, detailed answer.
6. Don’t let poorly answered questions drag you down.
If you get a question that you can’t answer well, just answer it, move on, and recover. Often, that great recovery is what your interviewer will remember about you.
Read Part I: 5 tips for building the perfect resume.
Rogers Place is looking to fill both full-time and part-time positions in Guest Services, Security, and more!
Rogers Place Career Fair
If you would like to come and meet us in person for a meet and greet and information session, please attend either one of the Career Days listed below.
We still encourage all to apply online before attending:
Dates: May 15, 2016 & June 5, 2016
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: The Westin Edmonton Hotel – 10135 100 St NW