Carolyn is one of our Work@Home designate recruiters at HGS Canada. She shares with us her experience of our virtual hiring process, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HGS: Describe your experience of getting interviewed virtually.
Carolyn: I found the virtual interview less stressful, as I was at home in my comfort zone. My interviewer was fantastic, and our conversation really helped me understand the nature of the work environment at HGS. Right from the pre-screening to the interview to the HR crew, everyone was super friendly. Overall, the process of joining HGS has been amazing!
HGS: Can you think of a reason you may prefer this to meeting face-to-face?
Carolyn: I have anxiety and giving my interview from home made all the difference in the world. I have worked in a brick and mortar set-up before, and that was a hard experience for me. My interviewer was most understanding about my capabilities, which helped make me feel confident about how I would do the job. I think it’s great that HGS encourages you to push beyond your barriers and work towards your goals. My colleagues have also been very friendly and helpful – it helps that we can stay in touch with everyone over chat rooms.
HGS: Would you recommend working from home?
Carolyn: Absolutely! Now my three dogs and three cats would not recommend it as I practice my interview questions with them. Since I started working from home, I have become a master with slow cookers, whipping together tea biscuits on lunch break. It is a win-win if you can learn to manage your time wisely. The shift bid makes your life so much easier, especially with scheduling things outside of work.