Prepare for a Great Interview With These Interview Tips
Yes, we’re telling you exactly how to impress us when you interview at Johnsonville. We’re not keeping it a secret – because helping each other succeed is a big part of The Johnsonville Way. Consider this your first look at the way we support and encourage each other.
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Review your experience
Review the posted description of the Johnsonville job you want, and identify examples from your own previous positions and volunteer work with similar responsibilities and qualifications. Put your examples down on paper so you can review them again before your interview.
Practice answering impromptu questions
Have a friend or family member assume the role of an interviewer. In a practice session, let them ask you various job-related questions. Out-loud question-and-answer sessions like this can help you feel better prepared for the questions our interview team might ask.
Ask Questions During Your Interview
When interviewers ask you if you have any questions, it’s your opportunity to find out about the daily routines, interactions and challenges they have every day – what it’s like to be a Johnsonville Member. Come with a short list of questions.
Give clear examples of your ability to work on a team
Because our company culture is based so much upon teamwork, this is your chance to tell us how you would work in a team environment at Johnsonville. Provide examples of your ability to contribute to a team and work in a group with others.
Be Honest and Concise During Your Interview
Respond to interviewers’ questions with clear, easy-to-understand answers and examples. Tell us about your accomplishments and abilities without embellishing them or bending the truth. Johnsonville wants you to find a job in which you can be happy and successful – a job that fits your strengths. Therefore, it is important to talk candidly about your strengths, as well as the things you do not enjoy or areas where you may not excel.
Don't Forget About Body Language
Remember to smile and give a firm handshake. Make eye contact with your interviewers to assure them your attention is focused on the interview. (Although if you happen to be distracted by a passing tray of beautifully grilled sausage on its way to the lunchroom, that’s totally forgivable!)