Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation

Before your interview, you need to know the answer to the following questions:

    • 1. Do you know who ADDVantage Credit Union Staffing is and what they do? They exclusively staff credit unions.
    • 2. Who is the person that set you up for interview?
    • 3. What is the position you will be interviewing for?
    • 4. Do you know what the duties are?
    • 5. Do you know the pay range?
    • 6. Do you know the hours?
    • 7. Is it a temp, temp-to-hire or direct-hire?
    • 8. Are you okay with the pay, hours and job duties?
    • 9. Will you be working for ADDVantage Credit Union Staffing if you get the position? Yes, you will be an employee of ADDVantage.
    10. Are there benefits? No, not while you are on a temp assignment. If you are hired by the credit union, you would be eligible for benefits based on their eligibility requirements.

STOP: If you are unsure of the answer for any of the above, contact ADDVantage Credit Union Staffing immediately for clarification.

For fun, give this to a friend or family member to conduct a mock interview with you, and have them rate you. You never know, this might help you get your next job!

Prepare for a brief response to the following:

    • 1. Why do you want this position?
    • 2. What are your career goals?
    • 3. Tell me about a difficult situation and how you handled it with a:
      • a. Co-worker:
      • b. Supervisor:
      • c. Member / Customer:

4. What do you excel at in a banking environment or what are your strengths?
5. How have you been recognized for your efforts?
6. If we called all your previous managers, what is the common thing they would all say about you?
7. What are your strengths?
8. What are your weaknesses?
9. Why should we hire you?

Your interview could be evaluated as follows:

      • 1. Did the candidate arrive on time? Yes or no If no, how many minutes late?
      • 2. Professionally dressed? Yes or no
      • If no, what suggestions would you make regarding attire or personal presentation to help this person get the job, such as take out piercings, cover tattoos, wear a tie, hair not tidy, no low cut top, dress more professional, nail polish chipped, shoes not business looking, etc.?
      • 3. Have a firm handshake? Yes or no
      • 4. Make eye contact? Yes or no
      • 5. Answer questions without trouble? Yes or no
      • 6. Talked too much or rambled? Yes or no
      • 7. Self-confident about performing the duties of the position? Yes or no
      • 8. Require a lot of training to do the job? Yes or no
      • 9. Would you hire this person if they fit a position you had available? Yes or no

5 suggestions to help the candidate be more successful in the interview:

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Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, how do you think your interview would be rated?

Interview Attire

Men: Shirt, tie, slacks, belt, dress shoes.
Women: Business slacks, blouse, skirt, suit or dress, dress shoes, cover visible tattoos, no piercing showing other than ears, nothing too tight, low cut, too short, no backless shoes, sleeveless or other attire that would be deemed unprofessional or out of place in a banking environment.