Below we present the recruitment stages that you can expect when applying to us
Telephone conversation with HR (20-30 min)
If your experience and skills fit into the position profile, we will invite you to the first stage of recruitment. It is a 20-30 minute telephone conversation with HR. During this conversation, you will learn more about Paraphrase Online Group and the role you have applied for. We, in turn, will want to ask you about the details related to your career, competences and motivation to work in this position. We will also talk about your financial expectations and availability, so as to be sure that all conditions related to working with us are attractive to you.
Recruitment interview with team members (1h)
If our impressions after the first interview are positive, we will invite you to an hour-long interview with people from the team to which you submitted your application. This is a good opportunity for you to find out how it is to work in this department, so prepare your questions – we will be happy to answer them. We will want to ask questions that will allow us to better check your competences needed for this position. You can expect questions based on specific situations that you may encounter while working with us. This will allow us to assess even better if you will do well in this role and you will get a taste of what is waiting for you with us. At the beginning of the meeting, we will invite you to complete a short psychological test, it will take no more than 10 minutes.
Optional – a task (it will take you about 1 hour of your own time + 30 minutes for a meeting devoted to discussing the task)
For some recruitments, we also introduce a task to help us check your approach to solving specific problems. For us, it is one of the best ways to test competences and be sure that the best players will join our team. We will give you a time to complete the task – approx. 2-3 days, we will also make sure that you do not need to spend more than an hour of your own time on it. After you complete the task, we will arrange a short meeting to discuss it.
We often combine this stage with a recruitment interview, asking you to prepare a solution to a problem before the meeting.
Who will you meet?
The meeting is always attended by your new manager, i.e. the person with whom you will cooperate most closely. We want you to get to know each other better. It is also the best time to tell you more about the team you applied to and dispel any doubts.
What questions can you expect in the interview?
We ask about issues related to the role you applied for.
We use situational questions, i.e. questions that refer to your specific past experience, and additionally those that refer to hypothetical situations. They help us better understand how you operate and how you approach problem solving.
We use the STAR (situation, task, action, result) method for this. We need not only a description of the situation you faced, but most of all information on how you dealt with it. Be specific in answering such questions.
We also conduct a short test that will tell us more about your social competences and main personality traits. Thanks to this, we will check if we are on the same wavelength.
Finally, we will confirm the financial conditions and your availability.
Remember that the interview is also a time for you to ask any questions that may bother you in the context of your role and company.
How to prepare for a job interview?
It is always worth being prepared and this is one of the principles that we value at Paraphrase Online Group. You can prepare for the interview as follows:
Re-read the job advertisement and learn about the requirements. During the interview, we will focus on the areas that are crucial to us in the context of this position, and the announcement will give you a full picture of who we are looking for this particular role. So most of the answers are right there.
Check your CV and think about the skills that will make you suitable for this job. Think in terms of achievements, i.e. specific things that you have managed to improve, do better, those that have brought benefits to the company. Bring up a few situations that will confirm your competences. This is what we will ask you about.
Paraphrase Online Group does not have a formal dress code, so everyone you meet at the interview will wear jeans and a T-shirt rather than a suit.
After each stage of recruitment, we return to the candidates with feedback.
If it is positive, that’s great – we will contact you to confirm the terms of cooperation. The next step will be to sign a cooperation agreement. For this purpose, a person from our Administration Department will contact you.
However, if we decide that your experience and competences do not fit into the profile of the candidate we are looking for, you will receive information from us about the reasons for such a decision. We usually come back with feedback within a few days, but if the recruitment process has to be extended, we will let you know. If the answer does not come on time – be sure to remind us.
What should you bear in mind when talking online?
At the time the meeting is scheduled, click on the Google Meet link we sent you in the email and join the conversation. Below are some tips to keep in mind before meeting online.
– Familiarize yourself with Google Meet if you haven’t used this tool before.
– Check the quality of your internet connection.
– Check that your headphones and microphone are working.
– Find a quiet place where you can talk (preferably with natural light shining directly on your face).
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