How do I apply?
When you find a job you think you’re qualified for, click “Apply Now”. Don’t forget to go to the link for the aptitude tests as well to expedite the process.
If your CV and aptitude match the job you’re applying for:
1. you will go through a tech check. We will test your internet speed and your computer system
2. if #1 is good, you will then be interviewed by a BruntWork recruiter via video conference
3. you will then be endorsed to our client for a final interview or be given other skills based tests.
What should I expect during the client interview?
The interview process is an opportunity for us to get to know you, and for you to get to know us. Meeting with hiring managers and team members, you’ll be asked questions about your academic and work experiences. You will also have a chance to ask questions of us. It will be helpful for you to know about our business lines and, in particular, the prospective team that’s interviewing you. You should also have a good sense of what value you think you may bring to our business and be prepared to offer examples of your past achievements or successes.
Tips to succeed in video calls with the client:
1. Be in a quiet room. Close the windows if you live near road traffic. Let your family members know that you’ll be in an interview so they won’t unwittingly disturb you.
2. Check that your camera and audio are working at least 30 minutes before the interview. Be prepared.
3. Wear smart casual attire to show that you’re relaxed but ready for work.
4. Choose a wall as a background or if it’s not possible, just tidy up the part of your home that the camera captures. We would like the client to focus on you and not what’s happening behind you.
No matter the role, how can I prepare for my interview at BruntWork?
You should start knowing as much as you can about BruntWork in general, our values, our mission, and the role you’re interviewing for in particular. Of course, you should do your research, but the most important thing is to tell us about yourself and what you can bring to our community.
An important piece of the conversation is your CV. Make sure it’s updated and has the following:
1. Highlights of your career so far – Whether you’ve only worked a year or a decade, you’ve had memorable contributions to the organizations you’ve joined. Think of one or three and put it there. If you have more, choose those that are relevant to the role you’re applying for.
2. Correct spelling and grammar – Make sure to check your CV for typos. Use the past tense of the verb to talk about past jobs.
3. Updated contact numbers, email addresses, and links to your portfolio or past work
Feel free to include family or personal businesses you’ve done. They are still work and in fact, shows entrepreneurial spirit and persistence. If your career had big gaps, you may also want to shed light on them like child birth or studies. It shows that you are thinking about your career from the perspective of the client.
What should I wear to an interview?
In general, BruntWork is a pretty relaxed place in terms of dress. Most interviews will occur via Zoom or Skype. A business casual look—slacks or a skirt paired with a collared shirt—is appropriate for most interviews. Add a blazer if you want to look a bit dressier. A formal business suit is almost never required.