- What you can expect.
If you are like most candidates we talk to, you want to know what to expect during your interviews and what we are looking for in you. The following bullets will give you an idea of what you will experience and how you can best prepare.
- We will ask questions to help us get to know you.
The specific questions we ask will depend on the position you are applying for, but all our questions are intended to help us see your capabilities and potential to grow. Generally, we look for a strong desire to learn, high intelligence, willingness to work hard, rock-solid skills, and of course, a desire to be the best!
- Come well-rested.
You will typically meet for up to an hour each with three to six people during your interviews, and it is important to be alert and mentally prepared.
- Relax and be yourself.
Genuine enthusiasm and a positive attitude can help you make a good impression.
- Be honest.
Speak honestly and accurately about your experience and qualifications. Keep in mind, exaggeration or embellishing is a form of dishonesty.
- Do your research.
The most successful candidate have more than a surface understanding of our company and businesses, industry trends, the position for which they are interviewing, the product(s) we sell, and the market for those products.
- Ask questions.
Thoughtful questions demonstrate your level of understanding, your interest and your passions, so do not hold back.
- Show your thinking.
Be prepared to verbalize how you came up with the answer or solution. We are interested in more than just your answers – we want to know how your mind works, how you come up with solutions, and whether you can clearly explain your thinking process.
- Demonstrate your knowledge of the field.
Be able to show us what you know about your field. Give examples of what you have done. Demonstrate how you solved a particular issue that arose.
- Get to know us.
Remember, your interview is an opportunity for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. Relax. Ask questions. Listen. Learn. This could be the beginning of a remarkable journey. Good luck!
- We wish you the best!
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- Founded in 1923
- Structure: Private-Mutual Holding Company
- Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.
- Approximately 1,000 employees
- Core Values: Ownership, Relationships and Service