Practice makes perfect!

Preparing for an interview has to be the most difficult part of landing a job. It involves learning more about a company and its mission and vision. Plus, practising how to answer common interview questions. And don’t get me started on the post-interview stress.

But with enough practice, you’re one step closer to conquering interview anxiety.

IGNITE is currently hiring for Fall 2024, so we’re sharing everything our managers love to see during interviews. This way, you have an exclusive insight and a greater chance of crushing your interview and working with us! Let’s see what they had to say.

Creative Design Manager

Giovanna is working at an IGNITE event. She is engaged in conversation and is smiling. (manager)
Photo via IGNITE

Giovanna Dabner is the Creative Design Manager at IGNITE. Every year, she hires talented videographers and graphic designers to join the creative design team. If you’re interested in these roles, here are some skillsets Giovanna is looking for:

  • Organizational skills – it’s essential that you manage your time effectively and meet objectives.
  • Project management skills – as IGNITE has many events and services, you should be able to meet deadlines.
  • Teamwork and collaboration – completing projects requires working as a team.

Working as a graphic designer or videographer requires using specific software. For graphic designers, Giovanna recommends being proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and other Adobe Cloud Creative software.

For videographers, being proficient in Light Room and Premiere Pro is essential for excelling in this role. Plus, if you have a background in filmmaking/lighting, then this position would be perfect for you!

Not only did she share what she loves to see in interviews; but she also mentioned some DONT’s students should avoid doing:

  • Don’t forget to ask questions at the end of the interview.
  • Don’t dress casually, wear professional attire instead.
  • Don’t forget to send a follow-up email, thanking the interviewer for their time.

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Stephen is dressed in a denim button-up shirt. He is posing for his picture to be taken. (manager)
Photo via IGNITE

Our Sr. Digital Marketing Manager, here at IGNITE, is Stephen Wong. Each academic year, he hires an email marketing assistant who is responsible for creating engaging newsletters that reaches your inbox. For Stephen, there are three main skills he is looking for:

  • Writing ability – you should be able to write engaging yet student-friendly emails.
  • Creativity – suggest fresh ideas that can be included in future emails.
  • Adaptability- this role requires learning on the job and being flexible.

Some technical skills he considers as an asset are:

  • Proficient knowledge of MailChimp or any email marketing platform
  • Having a design background
  • Having a basic understanding of HTML

Additionally, Stephen shared some advice for students who are scheduled for an interview. Essentially, they must have a great understanding of the role, plus have suggestions for email content. They must express their passion/interest for the position and showcase their knowledge about IGNITE, our services and our vision.

Now that you’re aware of some of the skills our managers are looking for, we encourage you to apply! In case you didn’t know, working at IGNITE has many perks, so don’t miss out on a great opportunity.

Submit your application

Marlon and  two brand ambassadors are present at the IGNITE job fair event.
Photo via IGNITE

Starting Feb.5 you can apply online via our website for our part-time positions. Whether you have an interest in writing content or love talking to people in person, there’s a role for you at IGNITE.

Once you apply, our hiring managers will screen your applications. If selected for an interview, you will receive an invitation to interview.

Having a job on campus has many perks. It’s easier to create your schedule based on your classes. Plus, once you’re on campus, it’s simple to head over to work after classes. Additionally, working at IGNITE allows you to grow professionally and network with industry professionals.

So what are you waiting for? Apply today! Submit a well-written cover letter and resume for your application. If contacted for an interview, remember all their tips and leave a lasting impression on our managers. That way, you have a chance to join the IGNITE team!

P.S. Don’t be late for your interview! All the best!

Here are some tips for overcoming post-interview anxiety.

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