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What to Do at an Onsite Interview Day

Sep 16, 2016, 11:57 AM by Jessica Calliari

The last type of interview day you may attend while working with QPS is an onsite at one of our client companies. This can happen two different ways; after your interview in the QPS office when your recruiter thinks you'd be a good fit for the company, or it can be an open interview day at the client company which could be your very first interaction with QPS. Either way, there are certain things to do and be prepared for when attending this type of interview day.

Represent Yourself + QPS Well

One of the biggest things you need to do at this type of event is to represent yourself well. You will be meeting the client (your potential employer) right away, so dressing poorly or showing up late will reflect badly and can cause the interview to not to work out. The company is looking for people who will represent them to the fullest and this starts with how someone represents themselves. If you remember to be respectful and put your best foot forward, you will be able to get the most out of the experience.

Be Prepared

The next thing you should expect to do is to fill out a paper application. This means you should have all the information you need to fill out a job application (work history, skills, etc.) with you. You may be able to do all of this by memory alone, but bringing notes or a resume is always a good idea. Since a resume is not required, many people don't bring one. Set yourself apart from the crowd and show your interviewers that you came properly prepared. You should expect to answer questions about your work history and experience as you would in a normal interview. Finally, your QPS recruiter can always help you with tips and advice to get the most out of the interview day.

Show Your Interest

Another big thing that you need to do is to show interest in the position and company.  Whether you are getting a tour of the facility or talking to a manager at the company, make eye contact, listen and pay attention to what is going on. Asking questions is another great way to stay engaged and get some insight into the actual position.

An onsite interview day is a great way to get your foot in the door at your dream company. By representing yourself and QPS well, being prepared and showing interest, you will make a good impression and set yourself apart from the competition. Find an onsite interview day near you here

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