1. How can I prepare for my interviews?
The most important thing to remember when interviewing at Castor is to be yourself! We truly encourage you to let your personality shine through. We are always looking for people with different ideas, backgrounds, and identities to help drive Castor forward. Aside from this, we would encourage you to read and re-read the job description, and think about how your skills and experiences allow you to bring value. And, make sure to think about the Castor values in your interviews, as these are something we live each and every day. If there is anything specific for you to prepare, don’t worry, we will inform you in advance and give you time to get ready.
2. Is the first interview going to be a video call or a phone call?
As a remote-first company, we are using Zoom to support all communications across Castor. This includes interviewing. It is very common for all interviews to be held on Zoom, via audio or video call.
3. What are some of the ‘Do’s & Don'ts’ for video interviews?
✓ Test your tech: ensure your connection is good and your camera/audio are working
✓ Feel comfortable: find a suitable, quiet and private spot
✓ Be prepared: get ready to showcase what you know about the job and company
✓ Take it seriously: your application got you to this stage, now make it shine!
✓ Examples: be ready to share what, when, how, and why you’ve done things
✓ Be truthful: ask clarifying questions and be honest if you don’t know the answer
╳ Over complicate things: give detailed but succinct answers
╳ Play the blame game: it’s best to focus on what you have/haven’t done and not the actions of others
╳ Be distracted: take time to focus and set yourself for success
╳ Forget to ask questions: we want you to challenge us and ask interesting questions4. What can I expect from a typical interview process?
If your application is successful, you will first be invited to an interview with a member of our talent team. After this, you can usually expect a 2 -3 stage interview process where you will meet the hiring manager, and other members of the team. Applying for an Engineering or Management level role? It could be a little longer.