Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FortisBC.
Hiring manager and HR personnel present. HR personnel was very unprofessional, kept on yawning and showed disinterest. Made the interview much harder to focus as the HR person was disengaged. I couldn't focus because now I felt pressure to answer the questions while trying to entertain the people in the room. I'm usually excellent with interviews but this was very disappointing.
- Why would I be a good fit for this position. Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at FortisBC (Kelowna, BC (Canada)) in January 2014.
The interviewers were friendly and helpful during the process, but the recruiter was very unprofessional. When I was advised I did not get the job, the recruiter was very upbeat and laughed through her presentation of, "It was very close and you were a strong candidate, but we have decided to go with a someone else." I don't mind losing out on a job opportunity, but I objected to her gleeful tone in telling me I hadn't been chosen.
- The interview process was based on a behavioural interview process and each department has their own questions specific to the position. One specific question asked was, "Can you remember a time when you have had difficulty in convincing your manager of a project or process. If yes, how did you approach the subject and were you successful? Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FortisBC in September 2010.
Started out with a phone interview with HR contact Followed-up with one-to-one on-site HR interview (two HR persons - different from on the phone) Followed-up with on-site testing (same day as above - included typing, basic computer skills, writing, spelling, basic math, and some behavioural-type written responses) Followed-up with in-person interview with hiring manager Workplace culture, etc.: People were very friendly and knowledgeable. The interview was quite comfortable and relaxed, but still challenging and interesting. Appreciated the willingness to provide insights into company.
- Tell me about a time that you had to handle an upset or irate customer. 1 Answer
The salaries were fairly set because of union requirements