So, you submitted the application and are excited to hear back. What should you do now?
While perfecting your resume is the first step, what to do after that can be uncertain. Luckily, we’re here to walk you through it. Our team has provided invaluable insights into finishing the hiring process and getting that dream job.
Nailing the Interview
DO your homework
Interviewers are looking for someone prepared to handle the job at hand. Showing you have an understanding of the position and the company you are interviewing with will do just that.
Recruiter Mauricio Menendez says, “Learn about company culture, do your research and ensure you have a good understanding of what the role requires. Ask your recruiter the name of the Hiring Manager who will be interviewing you so you can address them by name.”
DON’T forget to rehearse
While you may not know exactly what your interviewer will ask, you can still have answers prepared for what you might expect. Know your resume and be ready to speak to your experiences. If you interview is virtual, have your space ready to go beforehand.
Recruiter Melvin Mason makes these recommendations: “Prep in the mirror before the interview so you can get comfortable. Keeping your webcam at eye level will help you maintain eye contact with the interviewer. Make sure the lighting is in front of you so the interviewer can clearly see your face. Finally, remove any distractions and keep the space behind you clear of paintings or messy items.”
DO ask questions
Interviewers love to see that you have really thought about the role. Having a few questions prepared will demonstrate your attention to detail as well as provide you with information you need to learn about the company. Recruiter Emily Lotti recommends these questions:
- What are the qualities of someone who succeeds in this role?
- To better understand how this role lends to the company’s overall success, can you tell me more about what the day-to-day looks like?
- In what ways can this role contribute to my future growth within the company?
- Can you tell me more about what the team culture is like?
Dressing to Impress
It’s time for the pre-interview fit check. You’ve brushed up on the company, rehearsed your discussion topics and got your questions lined up, now it’s time to get your attire in order.
DON’T be too casual
Yoga pants, ripped jeans, hoodies and hats should stay put away for the interview. You want your first impression to say you mean business. Here are some examples of what not to wear:
DO put your best foot forward
We’ve all heard the expression. For the interview, that means business-best. Check out some team members dressed to the nines and ready to crush their interview:
DON’T forget to wear pants
It may seem obvious, but in a virtual interview environment you may think you’re only seen from the shoulders up. We’ve all heard the horror stories of wearing a suit jacket and sweatpants only to be asked to standup. While that probably won’t happen to you, dressing as though you are interviewing in person will help you get in the right mindset.
Dos and Don’ts from Other Business Leaders
You’re studied up and looking fierce, how about a pep talk from some current AT&T team members?
✅ DO your research- Where would you work? What do you bring to the table and what will you learn? Does that fit with your life?
❌ DON’T be afraid of rejection – to get we want requires persistence and resilience. Go ahead and factor in that you might get told no. Welcome it! https://t.co/tPb97z1vxX
— Amanda Romero (@Amanda_K_Romero) August 10, 2022
Always be transparent with your leaders. They are your biggest advocates and want you to be successful. Reach out to those who have the role you are interested in, to seek further insight.#LifeAtATT #CareerChat https://t.co/7WqDMMkMKh
— Justin Unterseh ™️ (@JustinUnterseh) August 10, 2022
Find opportunities that fit your skillset and strengths. Listen to your intuition, don’t settle! There may be different roads to get there, if first don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again! #CareerChat #LifeAtATT https://t.co/GUh7i5xEty
— Cory Taylor (@Cory_B_Taylor) August 10, 2022
Job hunting can be scary sometimes, but you aren’t in it alone. There are tons of great resources at your fingertips and experts ready to help you.Find your place with AT&T