Your way to BOC

We want to help guide you through our recruitment process to give you the best chance of success. Here you will find out everything you need to know including some useful tips from our recruiters themselves!

 

The process

1. Search for a job

What you do: Browse jobs and search for roles that would interest you. 

What we do: Advertise roles and specify the type of match we’re looking for.

2. Submit your application

What you do: Prepare your application documents. You’ll need to send us your CV; cover letter and any other specified relevant documents.

What we do: Confirm receipt of your application via email and get to work checking whether your profile matches our vacancy. If so, you’ll be invited for a phone interview.

3. Attend the first interview

What you do: Prepare yourself and come to an interview (sometimes via phone/video). The interview will be with the hiring manager as well as another a department representative or HR colleague.

Psychometric Testing:  As part of the interview we will ask you to complete an online psychometric test.  This test helps to identify your strength and preferences that we ask you complete prior to the interview.

What we do: We ask you questions about your experience, ask some behavioural based question and  answer your questions about the role, team and us.  We also encourage dialogue! This is  your chance to get to know us – take it!

4. Come to a follow up interview

What you do: Prepare yourself again! This time, you‘re more likely to have to demonstrate your skills (e.g. excel test) and meet potential colleagues.

What we do: Get to know you better, understand your skills, strengths, what motivates you and what you are passionate about.

5. Checkingyour references and background

What you do: Please ensure you complete the required step as soon as possible not to delay the process.  For a role that drives a company vehicle you will also need to provide detail of your driving history.

What we do: You will be invited to complete a background check, with includes a right to work and criminal history check.  You will also be invited to addend a pre-employment medical. Tests vary depending on the type of role.

6. Hear our decision

What you do: Relax and wait! 

What we do: Carefully consider your fit for the role and will let you know our decision ASAP. If successful, you’ll receive a letter of offer.

The process

1. Search for a job

What you do: Browse jobs and search for roles that would interest you. 

What we do: Advertise roles and specify the type of match we’re looking for.

2. Submit your application

What you do: Prepare your application documents. You’ll need to send us your CV; cover letter and any other specified relevant documents.

What we do: Confirm receipt of your application via email and get to work checking whether your profile matches our vacancy. If so, you’ll be invited for a phone interview.

3. Attend the first interview

What you do: Prepare yourself and come to an interview (sometimes via phone/video). The interview will be with the hiring manager as well as another a department representative or HR colleague.

Psychometric Testing:  As part of the interview we will ask you to complete an online psychometric test.  This test helps to identify your strength and preferences that we ask you complete prior to the interview.

What we do: We ask you questions about your experience, ask some behavioural based question and  answer your questions about the role, team and us.  We also encourage dialogue! This is  your chance to get to know us – take it!

4. Come to a follow up interview

What you do: Prepare yourself again! This time, you‘re more likely to have to demonstrate your skills (e.g. excel test) and meet potential colleagues.

What we do: Get to know you better, understand your skills, strengths, what motivates you and what you are passionate about.

5. Checkingyour references and background

What you do: Please ensure you complete the required step as soon as possible not to delay the process.  For a role that drives a company vehicle you will also need to provide detail of your driving history.

What we do: You will be invited to complete a background check, with includes a right to work and criminal history check.  You will also be invited to addend a pre-employment medical. Tests vary depending on the type of role.

6. Hear our decision

What you do: Relax and wait! 

What we do: Carefully consider your fit for the role and will let you know our decision ASAP. If successful, you’ll receive a letter of offer.

Top tips for applying @ BOC

So you know the process but ever wondered what employers are really trying to find out at each stage of the application? Here, we give you practical tips on how best to increase your chances of success.

  • The CV

    The CV

    The role of a CV is to give recruiters a clear, at-a-glance understanding of your career history, development and motivation so they can quickly see your relevant experience and potential fit for the job.

    Some tips for writing your CV:

    Tip #1: Structure it well with clear headings
    Tip #2: Be concise with information
    Tip #3: Make sure all information you include is relevant for the role


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  • The motivation letter

    The motivation letter

    The role of a motivation letter (sometimes known as cover letter) is as the title suggests! It is to tell recruiters why you are especially motivated for this position and expand on things your CV doesn’t show.

    Some tips for writing your motivation letter:

    Tip #1: Make sure the information here adds value
    Tip #2: Include practical information like salary expectations and notice period
    Tip #3: Proof read

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  • The interview

    The interview

    The role of the interview is for us to further assess your qualifications, experience and check your BOC fit! But also for you to get to know us and find out more about the job and company. 

    What to expect: Interviews should not be daunting! We are not trying to catch you out – these are the aspects we are really trying to determine:

    1. Your role-related knowledge: We are interested in seeing how your knowledge and experience can make a positive contribution to the role. So be prepared to demonstrate your competencies by using examples from your work to date. 
    2. Your BOC fit: We need to prove that BOC is the right place for you. We do this by asking questions that determine whether you share a similar mindset when it comes to certain aspects of work. For example:
    • How do you meet, overcome and learn from challenges?
    • What do you like most about working in teams?
    • How would you make sure your customers are getting the best experience possible?
    • What drives you to succeed?
      (For managers): How do you ensure people can develop to their best and contribute for the good of the company?

    Some further tips for performing well in an interview:

    Tip #1: Be prepared by reading the job advertisement and thinking of potential questions
    Tip #2: Take the opportunity to ask questions yourself: find out all you can
    Tip #3: Show interest for the role and the interview itself
    Tip #4: Be authentic. Be yourself. Be honest

    Sometimes interviews may be conducted over the phone or via video call. In this case, here are a few specific tips:

    Tip #1: Try to establish a personal connection early on
    Tip #2: Organize to take the call somewhere quiet
    Tip #3: Speak loud and clear
    Tip #4: Prepare like you would for a face to face interview

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