To prepare for an upcoming interview, the following is an outline of what you can expect prior to, during and after an interview.
If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with the details of the location and time of the interview and to confirm your availability. The interview may be done either in person or by telephone.
Interview Process & Preparation
When making a selection decision, NLC will look for the candidate who exhibits both competence and behaviours that are conducive to success. As such, we will ask some questions that are job specific and others that are behavioural based.
Job-specific questions will look at specific skills related to a particular job. These questions focus on how well your skill set fits with the specific skills and abilities required for the job. NLC interviews usually involve behavioural based questions which require you to provide a specific example where you exhibited certain behaviour. Behavioural based interviewing is based on the principle that past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour. We will look at how you have handled situations in the past to understand how you are likely to handle similar situation in the future. For example, a behavioural based question will begin with “Describe a situation when...” or “Tell me about a time when...” The response should describe a specific situation in which you had direct involvement. Using this method, there are no right or wrong answers - there is simply an exchange of information based on your past experiences. Most interviews will be usually less than one hour.
Health & Safety
Heath and safety start here. There are general health and safety guidelines that all candidates are asked to follow when visiting any of our locations. We encourage reverse parking for all employees and visitors when visiting our locations. It is well accepted and it is much safer to back in than to back out. Our facilities are scent free and for the health and safety of our employees we encourage all visitors and employees to avoid scented products such as perfume, cologne, and other personal care scented products such as soap, deodorant, scented fabric softener, laundry detergent and any other scented product.
For in-person interviews, you will be required to check in with reception at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled interview time and follow their instructions. Candidates are asked to bring confirmation of any education listed on their application/resume – if originals, a copy will be made and originals will be returned to you prior to leaving.
Once all interviews have been conducted, a decision will be made regarding next steps. In some situations, a second interview, further assessment and/or skills testing may be required. References will be checked. Although the timeline will vary, all candidates that have been interviewed will be notified once the position has been filled in as timely a manner as possible.