We’re excited to work in partnership with you and to support you in your job search. We place over 8,000 candidates annually, across Canada just like you, and want to share what you can expect from us and how you can make the most of the Altis Candidate Network.
We want to get to know the real you – as your most authentic professional self. We really enjoy being able to see your face and your reactions. After all, 93% of human communication is non-verbal. That’s why we ask that you turn your video on during our meeting.
If you aren’t comfortable turning on your video, please let us know ahead of time and we will happily accommodate your preference to ensure you have a positive experience.
The questions that we will ask are surrounding your professional judgment, communication style, how you learn, your strengths, how you prefer to be managed, or what your management style is.
We will also ask you about your salary expectations and, depending on the type of job you’re applying for, if you will pass a background check, are bondable, or if you are eligible for a security clearance.
If you would like more resources on how to prepare for an interview, check out our job seekers blog.
When we meet with our clients, it’s our responsibility to not only understand the position requirements but what the position demands. For example: if it requires evening or weekend availability, a high level of energy and engagement, or the ability to talk to and connect with other people.
A big part of our job is to save our clients time: we only send the most qualified candidates forward, and also want to connect you with work environments that reflect what’s important to you in a new opportunity. That’s why we’ll also ask you questions about work location if you are looking for a permanent or contract role, how you prefer to commute, or if you would like to work on or off-site.
We fully honor and believe in the Canadian Human Rights Act: that means that we search for, screen, and evaluate our candidates based on performance, education, transferrable experience, and measurable skills.
We are objective and find the candidate who will successfully meet the position requirements. That’s why we purposely start your experience and a screening call before inviting you to meet with us to avoid any bias. When we call, we’re looking to hear you speak confidently about your experience and share your future career goals.
What we won’t ask you is just as important. For example, we won’t discuss if you are expecting, planning to have a family, your race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
You are, however, free at any time to self-identify or disclose any of the above if you wish to. This information will be kept confidential unless you give us explicit permission and wish to share it with a prospective employer.
If it’s your first time participating in a video interview:
1 – Get ready as you would for an in-person interview. While dress codes have changed since the pandemic, wearing something that makes you feel confident and capable will actually help you perform better.
2 – You can choose to use a virtual background. If you want more privacy, virtual backgrounds are a great tool. Many of our team members use them, even if it’s just for a fun change of scenery.
Otherwise, we recommend you remove any distracting elements from your background and find a space in your home that will allow you to focus.
3 – Practice using the video platform before your interview. Test your webcam, microphone, and audio to ensure you’re comfortable using all the functions. Get a friend or family member involved to help you practice.
We look forward to meeting with you to understand your career goals. Welcome to our network!