Lisa found the blog via LinkedIn and reached out to let me know she liked the content being written. I have always wanted SOTGC to be an open forum for people who wanted to share what they do for a living, help inspire others who might still be figuring out what they want, or help add resources to those who want to make a change but aren’t sure where to start or who to reach out to.
We did a post called “It’s All About Strategery” that starts off the topic of job hunting and how to prepare. This is the second segment in this theme. (And yes, Stategery is misspelled…on purpose.)
A huge thank you to Lisa Gray for her support and help on this piece.
I’ve been recruiting for thirteen years and love what I do! It’s very rewarding to help someone find their dream job or take the next step in their career as well as help companies find that perfect candidate.
My professional background includes a variety of disciplines including: Engineering, Scientific, and Accounting & Finance. I have supported various industries such as aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, gaming, scientific, and public utilities.
Here’s some info about Volt- Volt Technical Resources provides a consultative recruiting approach that delivers the highly skilled specialists you seek while improving time to fill and reduce overall recruiting costs. The reach of each local Volt office spans more than 400 servicing locations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. These offices offer immediate access to tenured leaders, subject matter experts, and qualified candidates.
Companies look to Volt for expertise, whether it be technical, industry-based, or overall process improvement. Volt is consistently rated a top-tier leader in technical talent acquisition by industry analysts. Serving 70% of the Fortune 100, we balance experience, creativity, and dedication with knowledge gained through Six Sigma methodology to deliver effective, measurable results—increased productivity, process improvements and successful cost management—while allowing your team to focus on core business initiatives.
Below are my tips on preparing for an interview, and ensuring that you, as well as the interviewing company, get as much information about your qualifications and talents. Following these tips can help the interviewing company make a solid decision on whether or not you would make a good fit for their company and the position they are filling.
- Know the company’s facts, markets, competitors and recent news. One of the biggest mistakes candidates make is not knowing enough when asked, “What do you know about us?”
- Ask your recruiter for inside information such as the background of the people you will be meeting, hot buttons for the position, and the style of the interview.
- Make sure you know your strengths. Give examples of accomplishments that highlight those strengths.
- Bring a “brag book” showing letters of recommendation, awards or certificates of achievement or performance evaluations. Also include team awards or informal awards between offices and scholastic achievements.
- Quantify results in dollars. Showing the dollar impact of your accomplishments can be a key differentiator. (Example: implemented changes that resulted in a 58% increase in revenues)
If you have any questions or are looking to enter into any of the sectors that Volt specializes in, please feel free to email me at: LGray@volt.com