Preparing for an interview can be an intimidating experience. The great news is that you’ve made it this far! You are one step closer to taking on your new role with All About Parking. So how do you make a positive impression and continue on this journey? Everyone is different. We may not have the exact answer but we do have some helpful tips for you to keep in mind when you’re getting ready for an interview with us.
Review your resume.
Our goal at All About Parking is to provide all of our employees with ample opportunity for growth and success. We understand that our most in-demand positions, Valet Attendants and Customer Service Representatives, are great entry-level positions. As an applicant, your resume should be a one-page profile of your qualifications as they relate to your preferred position. Applying for an entry-level position, you may not have as much experience to add to your resume as you would like. Keep in mind that any volunteer experience or extracurricular activities are experiences that you can add to your resume! Our advice is to know your experiences well and to be prepared to answer any potential questions regarding how they align with the qualifications of your preferred position.
Know WHY you want to work with AAP.
We at All About Parking want qualified employees. We also want employees that care about what we do. All About Parking is more than just about parking cars. We are a customer service driven service. We care about each and every one of our employees and we want employees that care about the quality of our service. Our advice is to review our core values (you’ll find these here). If these values align with your personal values, we may be a match for you. Choose a few of our values that stand out to you and discuss them with your recruiter. This will not only show that you care but it will also let us know which of our values mean the most to you.
This may be easier said than done. What does “be professional” mean? In the eyes of All About Parking, being professional is all about preparation and punctuality. Come prepared and be on time. Being professionally prepared means that you should have the following in mind:
- Bring a copy of your resume on resume paper for reference.
- Bring a notepad and a pen for notes – potentially in a portfolio.
- Groom appropriately. Wear something business appropriate. Remember, “dress for the job that you want.”
- Have all of your materials, be dressed well, and show up on time.
It may sound like common sense to show up on time but how you respect your interview schedule will say a lot about your overall punctuality. Actions speak louder than words. For a successful interview, we suggest showing up 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. We care about your time, we are looking for employees who care about ours.
All About Parking’s motto is “specializing in first and lasting impressions.” We suggest that you are conscious of your body language during an interview with us. Be positive, smile, and make your first impression a lasting one.
Be proactive about your success. Send a follow up with All About Parking after your interview. Personalize your email and thank your recruiter for their time. Remember, you are not the only candidate. You need to differentiate yourself! Our best advice to gaining the attention of our recruiters is to follow these simple tips and carry yourself with integrity. We hope your interview experience with us goes well! We wish you the best of luck with your job search.
For more information about All About Parking and our open positions, visit our website at allaboutparking.com.