As recruiters who have successfully placed thousands of candidates and interviewed 5 times as many, we recognize the importance of asking the right questions and also keeping the interview process focused and brief. Going into an interview, there are the 3 things you are trying to assess:
A. JOB SKILLS: Do they have the experience, skills and qualifications required to succeed in the role?
B. PERSONALITY: Would they be a good culture fit with the company and the rest of the team?
C. INTELLIGENCE: Are they intelligent? Can they solve problems? Work independently? Handle stressful situations? Continue reading
No interaction is more important to landing your dream job than the interview.
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One of the most valuable advantages that a candidate gains when they apply through Whistler Personnel rather than directly to a company is that our client relationships allow us to give candidates an inside glimpse of the prospective employer.
One of the most critical questions that you’ll get asked at EVERY interview is sometimes the one that feels like the easiest to answer – but getting it wrong can cost you big so do not take it lightly. When the interviewer asks you “Do you have any questions for me?” the worst possible answer you can give is a plain old “no”. Recruiters expect you to ask some great questions so be ready.
This is your chance to impress your prospective employer! Don’t miss it!
Asking intelligent questions shows that you have thoughtfully done your research, you are paying attention and you are very interested in the role. When you prep for your interview, review the company website, social media channels and the job description and come up with some specific questions that you really do want to know about the company and the position – and not just about the money and benefits. Continue reading
Newsletter – March 2016 (PDF)
Well it’s official. Whistler Personnel Solutions has come of age. After 20 years of filling shoes in Whistler, we have matured and, like a fine wine, improved in some very flavourful ways. For starters, we have a fresh brand, logo and soon a new website. But our most exciting change is that we’ve decide to break the mold and flip our business model on its head.
We are charting new territory, leaving traditional placement agencies behind, and realigning ourselves with what our customers need (that’s you!). Because well, let’s face it, there’s nothing traditional about Whistler or Whistler businesses – staff shortages are legendary in this town and only getting worse. Whistler Personnel Solutions has decided that it’s time that we step up and do our part to Fill the Void. Continue reading