Here at prosource.it, we are delighted to get the chance to know you better, and to see how your skills, experience, future hopes and dreams could align themselves to our organisation as we strive to be to be leaders in the modern workplace.
The key to our mission (to enable the success and growth of our clients and develop vested long term partnerships with them via shared values and goals) is, we hope - you!
We want to recruit, develop and retain the best talent. We understand that in order to do that, we need to provide the best possible environment for you to showcase what makes you the next technical genius, project manager extraordinaire , or digital evangelist to help us help our clients. Whether you love to architect solutions that drive businesses forward, live to spend your time on a service desk helping others, or have a passion for creating programmes of work that help change the future of our amazing client base, we want you to be happy here. In order to achieve that, we need to ensure that we are a fit for you, and vice versa.
In order to help you have the best experience in the process of establishing if we are right for each other , we thought it might be helpful to give you some hints and tips on how to prepare for an interview, as we know it can be daunting. This, we hope, will be useful for you - not just for a prosource.it interview, but as a tool to help you move forward in your career.
Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
We are more than happy to tell you as much about ourselves as we can ( just try and stop us !) but for you to feel confident in an interview setting , some prior research is key.
Dig into the website. Check our case studies, as we are proud of our work, and would like you to be excited about it too
Really focus on our brand mission, purpose and values. These are the beating heart of all we do here, and are really key to any potential new hires. A business only thrives if everyone is on the same page in terms of their core values, and we would want to know that you feel these are as important as we do.
Check out any job description that you have been given, and don’t be afraid to ask our talent acquisition team any questions you feel you need to prepare properly. If they can help, they will.
Read over your own CV or resume. We know, you were there, but when you have loads of achievements under your belt, it can be difficult to remember them all. Think about what you are most proud of, what you want us to know about, and don’t be afraid to bring notes. We want to hear why you are special and actual , real life examples are the best way to demonstrate that.
Think about your future goals. What do you see yourself progressing in, what certifications are you currently studying for and what do you want to do going forward? When we are hiring someone, whether this is a contract position or on a permanent basis, we are hoping for someone we will work in partnership for the long haul. We want to know what that looks like for you.
We are a global organisation, and interviews may take a variety of different formats. The best way to ensure that you are cool, calm and collected is to ensure you have planned for anything that might go wrong.
First, if you are disabled and have access needs - let us know. This is your moment and we understand about interview adjustments.
If it’s an in-person interview, plan your route. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your location and always give yourself some wiggle room in terms of arrival time. It’s always better to be early and have some time to collect yourself, check your notes and have one last read of your CV than to be late. But if your train is delayed / you get a flat tyre / your dog ate your homework, don’t panic! Phone us, we understand life happens.
Video interviews are a key staple of our process. We tend to use Teams, and so will send you a Teams invite. Make sure your video and voice tech is working, that you have a comfortable space, and ideally that you are able to be in a place without noise and interruptions. However that is not always easy, so bonus points if a pet / child / unexpectedly humorous incident pops in unexpectedly, we get it. If you are unsure of the technology, or have any questions about the process, please let us know, and again, we know technology isn’t perfect. We are not going to put off if your WiFi decides not to be helpful, so don’t let it stress you out and impact your performance.
Telephone interviews are also a part of our process. Again, prep and plan exactly the same as for a face to face or video. Have a quiet space, make sure you have adequate tech, and have your CV in front of you.
During the Interview
We recruit for a whole range of roles, so it's pretty difficult to give you a set-in-stone idea of what the questions will be. However , you can probably expect:
Technical questions. We are not only looking for the technical knowledge here (although of course the capability to do the role is important), but also how you approach technical problems that you don’t know the answer to. If you are mentally working through the options ,feel free to explain your thinking. Its likely that this will be a free flowing back and forth, so the most important thing is to engage. We have some pretty amazing people working for us, so if you don’t understand or know something, ask and make it a learning experience.
Situational based questions. We are a client focused company, so we will want to chat through how you approach dealing with people, how you handle things that go wrong, and what you do if you make a mistake. Our culture is based upon ensuring both our people and our clients are happy, and this means working together. We would like to hear more about how you would make that the possible experience for everyone involved. One good way of doing this is utilising the STAR method. We will post a separate post on that , but its worth having a look into on your own. It’s seen as a formal tool but actually its just a great way of showing an example of your experience rather than just declaring a skill set.
Growth and Development. We will want to know about what you are currently studying, what interests you have in terms of your future career. We will want to chat about what you see yourself doing in the future ( and again, we are fine if you don’t know , but it would be good to get a feel for what matters to you). If you have a look at some of our seasoned Prosourcers, they have taken a variety of career paths and no one route is the right one- we would just like to know what inspires you going forward.
Ask us what you want to know. An interview goes both ways, so ask us anything you like ( work based, obviously ). As long as we know the answer, we will happily tell you, and if we don’t we will make a note and come back to you afterward.
Reflect. Is there anything you wish you had answered differently, a question you wish you had asked? Feel free to email our talent acquisition team and they will be happy to pass it on.
We will come back to you as soon as we can, and give you as much feedback as possible, whether that is positive or constructive. Even if that particular role is not the right one for you, we will pass on any hints and tips for the future, and will always be delighted to talk to you going forward. And if it is the right role for you, then we will be very excited to see you join the team
So, hopefully that has given you an insight into what the interview process with Prosource.it might look like. The nature of our business means that we have an agile approach to hiring, but we always want it to be an enriching experience. If there are any adjustments you require to make that possible, please let us know, and we hope to speak with you soon!
Talent @ Prosource
If you are ambitious, motivated and committed to delivering the highest quality of service - contact prosource.it today to find out more about our job opportunities.