Interview Tips

What do employers want?

Employers are impressed by candidates who have excellent communication skills, good grooming habits, and relevant work experience. They want trustworthy new hires who can move right in, get along with their co-workers, and get the job done without having to be babied at each step.

Top ten qualities employers seek

  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Honesty/integrity
  • Teamwork skills (works well with others)
  • Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
  • Motivation/initiative
  • Strong work ethic
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Computer skills
  • Self-confidence

Facts to gather before interviewing

It is very important to know about the company before attending the interview. Check out their website. Interview friends and family who may be employed at the company. Research online, read news articles, press releases, etc. The more information you have about the company, the more prepared and competent you will appear to the employer. Gather the following facts before interviewing:

  • Key people in the organization
  • Major products or services
  • Size in terms of sales and employees
  • Locations other than your community
  • Organizational structure of the company
  • Major competitors
  • Latest news reports on the company, and local/national news that affects the company

Resource websites

www.free-resume-tips.com
www.provenresumes.com
www.jobweb.com

Employee Resources

Salary Calculator

Learn more about what a job is worth across the country and right here in San Antonio.

Resource websites

www.homefair.com
www.salary.com
www.computeruser.com
www.wetfeet.com
www.dice.com

 

Relocating to San Antonio?

San Antonio is a vibrant city with varied historical and cultural attractions. And while San Antonio attracts well over 20 million visitors to the city every year, we know what makes this city a great place to work and live - the people. With down-home Texas charm and hospitality, you'll love it here too!

Here are a few links and contact information for local companies and organizations to make your move easier:

Real estate companies

Phyllis Browning Realty
Bradfield Properties

Moving companies

Mayflower
United Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines Moving Company
Allied Van Lines Moving
Bekins Moving

Apartment locators

San Antonio Apartments
Apartment Selector
Texas Apartments

Resource websites

www.movingcenter.com
www.epinion.com

Local Resources

Omnia Group's Omnia Career Counselor®

www.omniagroup.com

The Omnia Career Counselor puts over a decade of consulting experience into an online tool designed for people making important career decisions. That means you the-recent graduate, the journeyman carpenter, or the mid-level sales manager. This very affordable service is suitable for anybody who wants to:

  • Investigate job options
  • Increase self-knowledge
  • Conduct an effective job search

Chambers of Commerce

North San Antonio Chamber
Greater San Antonio Chamber
Hispanic Chamber

Local media

My San Antonio
www.sanantonio.citysearch.com

Resume services

Action Ink, Tony Oliva
Email: tonyoliva@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 210.490.1900

Transportation service

Via Metropolitan Transit

Employee Forms

W-4

Resume Template