When you’re looking to gain experience in your field, whether it’s as a sales associate or a marketing specialist, it’s easy to apply only to those businesses that focus solely on what you want to be doing. If your career goals are in marketing, you apply at a marketing firm. It makes sense. Smaller companies who don’t specialize in your particular niche get overlooked, their job descriptions unread because how would working for that HVAC company possibly help build your resume?
You’ve been putting out your resume for a few weeks and it has finally happened; you have a call back for an interview. So what now? Whether you’re an individual with years of experience in the HVAC field, or making a career change and starting at entry-level, preparing for the questions a hiring manager will have can feel overwhelming. Since there isn’t a set script for which questions you might be asked, preparing for the questions themselves isn’t always the best approach. As ECI’s talent recruiter, I’ve conducted multiple interviews with a variety of approaches I tailor for each candidate based on the position a person is applying for. Here’s some advice I have for those of you preparing for yours!