Every year, hundreds of students and grads apply to EllisDon looking for career-hatching experience and the opportunity to work with some of the top professionals in the industry.
You’ve put together a strong resume, and you’ve mastered the first-impression handshake. Maybe you’ve had the opportunity to ‘wow’ some EllisDon professionals at a career event. But are you truly ready to impress them?
The team at EllisDon has put together the two most important things for students and grads to consider before submitting their application. After all, a little mental preparation and research can make a huge difference when it comes to finding the right employee-employer match.
Know about the company
You’ve heard it from your teachers, career counsellors, and parents: do your research.
While it is common advice, many students still send in applications or enter interviews without a full understanding of the company they’re applying to. Recruiters can tell almost instantly if a candidate is prepared and invested in their company – the same goes for EllisDon.
The EllisDon team suggests searching them on the web. The company website is a great place to start, as well as their LinkedIn page. They are also featured in a number of great articles online, which can be found through a quick Google search.
- What products/services does the company sell or offer?
- How long has the company been in business
- What is the company’s mission and vision statement?
Here are some facts to look out for when conducting your research:
Know why you want to work at the company
Not all preparations can be done online. It’s important to do some internal evaluating as well.
Many students and grads are so focused on getting a job, they don’t stop to think about why. Obviously, “I want to get paid” is not a valid reason for an employer to hire you. It’s important that you build a connection with the company you are applying for.
For EllisDon, be sure you understand the company culture. Explore their website and social media channels, and get a sense of the dynamic they are looking for in their team. To take it a step further, find out what their values and vision is. Think about how it relates to your professional identity and career goals.
With information so readily available, there really isn’t any reason to enter the hiring process unprepared. EllisDon recruiters are looking for motivated, professional individuals whose passions and pursuits align with their own. This way, both the employer and the employee benefit from the relationship.
- “Tell us about yourself.”
- “What are your biggest strengths?”
- “Why did you leave your last job?”
Curious about the EllisDon interview process? Here are some sample questions:
The bottom line? Be prepared – the EllisDon team is looking for individuals who are genuinely excited to work with their team, and launch exciting careers with their organization. Taking the time to show them why will bring you one step closer to your goal!