How to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Talent Acquisition Manager Blair Day's Top 4 Interview Tips

Whether you’re applying for an entry-level role or a senior management position at Aramark, acing an interview is vitally important to landing the role of your dreams. An interview allows you to show your qualifications, make lasting impressions on people who may become your coworkers, and express genuine interest in a future with Aramark. No matter the role you’re applying for, we want to help you perform at your best. Continue reading for advice and tips on interview preparation, execution, and landing your dream job.

1. Preparing for Your Interview

Proper preparation is crucial for an interview in any position in any industry. It’s important to thoroughly understand the company, the role, and the best way you can stand out. Think about probable conversation topics, thoughtfully consider your qualifications, and recognize opportunities where you can make a positive impact at Aramark. In preparing for your interview remember to:

 

  • Conduct: Research the organization.
  • Study: Carefully read the job description & how your experience aligns.
  • Perfect: Have your 30-second elevator pitch ready.
  • Rehearse: Practice responses to common interview questions.
  • Arrive: Whether in-person or virtually, come early to your interview. Don’t forget your smile!

2. Dressing for your Interview

When it comes to interview attire, business casual or business formal should become your go-to. Business casual entails blouses, button-down shirts, polos, dark wash jeans, khakis, or dress pants. For business formal attire, consider wearing a blazer, dress pants, a suit, a tie, or a formal dress, and in general stick to neutral and dark colors. Don’t be afraid to ask your recruiter for the dress code, and most importantly, make sure you’re comfortable in whatever you’re wearing!

Quotation mark Quotation mark

Remember, recruiters are your friends. We genuinely want to help both the business and the candidate. Sure, we’d like to fill the role, but we’re here to advocate for you throughout the interview process and ensuring a positive candidate experience takes precedence.

Immediate Openings

See All Open Jobs

Blair Day, Talent Acquisition Manager

Quotation mark Quotation mark

As always, confidence is key! One piece of advice is to approach the interview as if you already have the job. I don’t say this to encourage arrogance, but I say this to encourage you to own your experience. Speak as if you already know what it takes to succeed in the prospective role.

— Blair Day, Talent Acquisition Manager

3. Executing the Interview

You’ve done your research. You’re prepared and ready for your Aramark interview. It’s time to walk the walk and talk the talk. Remember these tips during your interview for tremendous results:

 

  • Body Language: Be mindful of your posture and movements while conversing. Sit upright and smile!
  • Eye Contact: Keeping steady eye contact with your interviewer means you’re interested and appreciative of your employer’s time.
  • Enunciation: Speak clearly when elaborating and try to avoid using slang.
  • Connection: Develop a memorable connection with your interviewer by showing interest, paying attention, being personable, and asking them questions.
  • Active Listening: Listen closely to the interview questions & avoid cutting off the interviewer.
  • Relax: Stay calm! Your interview shouldn’t be stressful. It’s all about getting to know each other better.

4. Following Up After the Interview

Sending a follow-up email to the person who interviewed you can go a long way. It shows that you valued their time, learned valuable information, and are excited about the opportunity. A thank you note can set the tone for the future of your interview process or even your career with Aramark.

 

In your email, consider including the following:

  • Appreciation: Thank your interviewer for their time
  • Excitement: Include an aspect of the role that excites you the most
  • Recall: Pinpoint one or two things that you spoke about or learned in your interview
  • Why Aramark: Tell your interviewer why you would love to join the team
  • Future: Note that you can provide additional information if needed & that you look forward to speaking again

Explore more stories from our team