This anonymous interview is with someone who hires for a:
√ (Corporate) Archives
Titles hired include: Associate archivist, information architect
Who makes hiring decisions at your organization:
√ The position’s supervisor
Which of the following does your organization regularly require of candidates?
√ Online application
√ More than one round of interviews
Does your organization use automated application screening?
Briefly describe the hiring process at your organization and your role in it:
After applying online, candidates are narrowed down by recruitment and the supervisor of the role. Depending on the role, there’s the recruitment interview, supervisor interview, and the team interview. A selection is made and the offer stands for a few weeks
Think about the last candidate who really wowed you, on paper, in an interview, or otherwise. Why were they so impressive?
They had a detailed plan, as if they already had the job.
Do you have any instant dealbreakers?
Rudeness or disrespectful of team mates
What do you wish you could know about candidates that isn’t generally revealed in the hiring process?
How they will communicate when stressful personal matters are affecting their work and how we can support them
How many pages should each of these documents be?
Cover Letter: √ Only One!
Resume: √ Two is ok, but no more
CV: √ We don’t ask for this
What is the most common mistake that people make in an interview?
Not preparing their own questions
Do you conduct virtual interviews? What do job hunters need to know about shining in this setting?
Yes, to not stress out about your background environment if you couldn’t find a peaceful place. Sometimes, homes are chaotic
How can candidates looking to transition from paraprofessional work, from non-library work, or between library types convince you that their experience is relevant? Or do you have other advice for folks in this kind of situation?
Apply it to the role. There’s always transferable skills
When does your organization *first* mention salary information?
√ Other: Only brought up when there’s an offer or is asked during the interview.
What does your organization do to reduce bias in hiring? What are the contexts in which discrimination still exists in this process?
Recruitment goes through training and we’re audited by a 3rd party
What questions should candidates ask you? What is important for them to know about your organization and the position you are hiring for?
Benefits. They vary a lot and may not be a good fit for you
What part of the world are you in?
√ Western US
What’s your region like?
Is your workplace remote/virtual?
√ Some of the time and/or in some positions
How many staff members are at your organization?
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