If you’re ready to put your ideas into action, you’re made ready for a career here. Check out our typical hiring process, so you know what to expect when you apply. Be sure to visit our Job Seeker Resource Center for helpful articles, videos to support your job search and tips on avoiding recruiting scams.
Interview Tip #1: Remember the Basics
Arrive a few minutes early and dress professionally. Be prepared to share your resume and have a list of questions to ask.
Interview Tip #2: Conduct Some Research
“Wow” us by showcasing your knowledge about Citizens, our mission and the job at hand.
Interview Tip #3: Pull Together a “One-Minute Pitch”
Prepare for the question, “Tell me about yourself.” This is your chance to explain how your experience makes you the best candidate.
Interview Tip #4: Why Do You Want to Work for Us?
Be able to confidently articulate why you want to join our team.
Interview Tip #5: Brush-Up on Behavioral Interviewing
This popular technique lets the interviewer assess how you’ll respond to future situation based on your past behavior. Have examples of a scenario, how you approached it and what outcome you achieved ready to share. Practice with these top 10 behavioral interviewing questions.
Interview Tip #6: Be Authentic, Candid and Concise
Use your interview to shine the spotlight on your experiences and contributions. Be honest and succinct. Then, check to make sure you answered the questions you were asked. It’s as simple as saying, “Did that answer your question?”
Interview Tip #7: Interview Us
Sure, we’re interviewing you, but you’re interviewing us, too. Ask questions that will help you understand if Citizens is the right place for you. Do our values align with yours? Could you see yourself thriving in our organization?
Interview Tip #8: Ask Insightful Questions
Always have a list of questions prepared. This is your chance to get clarity on something discussed earlier in the interview, demonstrate that you’ve done your research on our company, and leave a positive impression on your interviewer.
Interview Tip #9: Finish Strong
The golden rule of interviews: Send a thank you note (via email is fine) to anyone who interviewed you, within 24 hours. It’s a great way to thank the interviewer for their time, but also to reiterate your interest and remind them how much value you’ll bring to the role. Remember to ask for business cards or email addresses from the interview panel.
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