If you’re reading this article, it probably means you’ve landed yourself an interview for a job at 360Learning. This is already a big accomplishment, since we rigorously vet our candidates before we set up any face-to-face time, so congrats!
To help you put your best foot forward, our recruiting team took some time to outline how to best approach your upcoming interview. We want you to have all the tools you need to show us what you’ve got to offer. This is also a moment for you, as a candidate, to take stock of a new potential opportunity: Is this what I want? Do I have what it takes to make it to the final round? How will I stack up against the other applicants? Where are my strengths, my weaknesses?
Take the time to read our advice below, and good luck on the big day.
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All of our interview processes follow the same general format, but we slightly adapt them to the position you have applied to. We have a well thought through and structured approach that we believe gives you, the candidate, the best chance to shine and show us what you’re really made of. 💪
In addition, to ensure you have a positive candidate experience, all of our positions are assigned to a TAM (Talent Acquisition Manager) who will support you throughout the recruitment process. They are there to offer you advice, follow up with you after your interviews, and cover any questions or concerns you may have; think of your TAM as your trusted advisor. 😇
Preparing for your interview is the key to success. Not only should you be prepared to answer questions around your own experience and skills, but you should also understand the company and position you are applying to. Here’s how you can prepare for your interview at 360Learning, and hopefully, stand out from the crowd.
Think of your Talent Acquisition Manager as your trusted advisor.
We are not a traditional LMS—in fact, we are far from it! From our own authoring tool to mobile learning, our product is innovative, and we’re seen as pioneers in the Collaborative Learning space. It’s important that you get to know our product, our value proposition, and that you understand our Collaborative Learning approach. Keep in mind that you’ll be up against some stiff competition—can you find a way to differentiate yourself from the pack?
Check out the feedback from our clients on G2 and see how we are being used through a selection of use cases. We’re also proud to be named as a leader in nearly every Learning at Work category by G2 and rated as a leader in the Corporate LMS, Sales Training, Onboarding, and Course Authoring categories. In the LXP category, we’re #1.
It’s important that you get to know our product, our value proposition, and that you understand our Collaborative Learning approach.
Our framework for exponential impact derives from a set of working principles we call Convexity. Convexity promotes autonomy around a well-defined scope, quantifiable objectives, replacing authority by responsibility and fostering a flexible way of working. Convexity is practiced in our day-to-day working life and forms the backbone of everything we do at 360Learning, from the way we communicate (asynchronous, if you’re curious!) to the way we form our review process.
Immerse yourself in Convexity and take a look at the reviews (positive and negative) that our employees have written on Glassdoor. Convexity is powerful, and we understand that it’s not for everyone, and that’s fine! It's important to ask yourself the question, would you thrive in an environment like this?
It's important to ask yourself the question, would you thrive in an environment like this?
Throughout the different stages of the interview process, you will have the opportunity to meet many different 360Learners. You will meet one of our recruiters, your future coach, your teammates, and finally, one of our co-founders.
It is strongly advised to check them out on LinkedIn before you meet, so you can find ways to connect with them. For instance, do you have contacts in common, did you go to the same schools, do you share the same views? All of this will enable you to build rapport and interact on a human level, and help you feel more at ease.
It is strongly advised to check out the 360Learners you'll meet on LinkedIn beforehand, so you can find ways to connect with them.
Your profile stood out to us, but it doesn’t stop there—we want to know more! During the interview process, we will want to dive deeper into your career path by qualifying your skills, learning about your successes, and understanding what makes you tick.
We set the bar high at 360Learning, you’ll no doubt be up against other high caliber candidates. So tell us what makes you different, why are you better than the others, and what your USP is.
It’s important not to get stuck in the trap of just reiterating your CV—we already have your CV; tell us what we don’t know. Read the job spec and think about how you can add value, why you are qualified for this position, and how your skills and experience fit with the position. A key tip is to back up your statements with examples, and don’t forget to know your numbers—we love data!
It’s important not to get stuck in the trap of just reiterating your CV.
When we ask, do you have any questions, what we really want to know is, have we covered everything that's important to you; do you want us to go into more detail on certain topics?
Rather than searching for ‘top questions to ask during interviews’ take some time to think about what you really want to know. Think about what’s essential for your next career step; is it progression, having flexibility, work-life balance? Whatever it may be, take the opportunity during the interview process to ask your questions and get a better understanding of the areas that are important to you.
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What we really want to know is, have we covered everything that's important to you; do you want us to go into more detail on certain topics?
And that’s it! If you’ve taken the time to prepare for your interview as outlined above, you’re giving it your very best shot. We look forward to getting to know you in more detail, and hope this will be the beginning of your own journey with 360Learning.