Dynamic Business – Let’s talk: Interviews

Posted: 12 August 2020

Melissa Hyland, Human Resources Manager at ipSCAPE discusses the best strategies and questions to determine whether a person is the right fit for a company. 

As a technology company, ipSCAPE regularly interviews for roles that require extensive hands-on technical experience. Many candidates will submit resumes that showcase the right skillset; however, during the interview process we may ask technical and behavioural questions which highlight if the candidate possesses the right experience to work in our innovative and fast-paced culture.

So, how do we identify if a candidate is the right fit?  

As the Human Resource Manager at ipSCAPE, I review resumes and conduct phone screenings before the first interview. During this process, it is important to understand their background, professional experience and if they are a cultural fit. 

Given we are a fast growing startup, driving innovation in Cloud Communication I would ask “What experience have you had in a SaaS environment?”

I would also ask ‘What makes you interested in working at a company like ipSCAPE?’ This is an important question to ask as it can reveal the candidates motivations for applying, if they are interested in the product and if they are a culture fit.

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