Chillibreeze started with the new hiring process this year.
We are constantly changing to find better ways on how to make each candidate’s experience a good one.
Not all the candidates who come for the interview are chosen. We have a lot of freshers, for some; it’s their first interview. They are inexperienced and has a lot to learn. We try our best to guide each candidate who stepped in to better prepare themselves for their next interview, whether they made it or not.
So, I decided to reach out to the newly appointed Cbers' to share their experience to help you prepare for the interview.
I asked them these three questions.
- How was the hiring process in Chillibreeze?
- How did you prepare for the interview?
- What would you like to share to the candidates applying today?
The hiring process was not as I expected it would be. I thought that there would be several evaluation rounds and procedures that I needed to follow. The one thing that stands out was the people who I was in contact with before the interview. The way they communicated made me feel comfortable; talking to them gave me confidence. Initially, it was nerve-wracking as it was my first time interview for a job; I was not sure what are the do and don'ts. When one of the HR contacted me through a call, I made sure to ask whatever I can about the interview. I thought I screwed up in the final interview round as I was not aware of many of the things, all I could do was, to be honest, and say that I do not know the answer and will go back to look into it.
I brushed up on the aptitude questions from Indiabix and practice PowerPoint, but it was not enough. Before the interview, I contacted a few of the employees who worked in Chillbreeze, asking them what do I need to prepare for the interview. The answers I received were not satisfying, one said, 'you just need to be curious and be yourself.' It was vague, but somehow that also helped me. I browsed the Chillibreeze website and prepared based on what I could get from the site. But I wanted more insights of the company from the outside perspectives, so I started looking at the reviews on Chillibreeze, understanding more about what the company does. I found a few sites showing the statistics of the company in terms of revenue and employees, giving me a gist of how the company is doing. After getting a clearer picture of what the company does, I question myself, "Is this what I really wanted to do?". The next day I found myself sitting in the visitor lounge for the interview.
My message to you is, Be honest and dare to say "I don't know" instead of making a fool out of yourself. Be authentic. Be curious but wise and lastly, ask yourself if this is what you want.
The hiring process for me was systematic and well planned. We started with the online test; then we proceeded with the interaction round that very day. For a shy girl like me, with little confidence, communication is intimidating, especially with unknown people. But grabbing this opportunity has changed my life.
As this was my first interview, I researched what type of questions the interviewer would ask. I started browsing the kind of PowerPoint services Chillibreeze is providing. Seeing their level of expertise, I practiced PowerPoint by learning what I can from the internet.
I also googled some tips and tricks of how to present yourself for an interview (like, to be well mannered, wearing proper dressing style to be more presentable). Before I appeared for the interview, I browsed through the company’s history, purpose or mission, and the guiding principles. Seeing this purpose and vision, I wanted to be a part of the company. I focused on my skills, and during the interview, I tried my level best to impress the interviewer by being authentic and true to myself.
I advise you to be who you are, be transparent, honest, and humble. In time you will find yourself transformed with a strong character where you can be a role model for your families and society.
The Hiring process was great overall! In the first round, I loved how the interviewers gave a right mix of casual-formal behavior, making the candidates extremely comfortable to contribute and to be more open. The second round was more intense; I was surprised when they asked about our commitments to the company. (if we were to be appointed) This round was more about our behaviors and values and less about the skills.
To prepare for the interview, I tried to get enough information about the company as much as possible by reading thoroughly through the website. I also binged watch all the YouTube videos that explained about the culture, the work environment, and the hiring process. Next, I devoted an abundant amount of my time to learning about PowerPoint as much as possible, knowing the tips and tricks, solving graphic problems, enhancing my typing speed, etc.
All I can say is, "Don't boast your skills, a skilled person can easily be replaced but no one can replace a person with character and humility. Curiosity should come from within you.
The hiring process for me was good and professional. I still remember vividly the first day I came for the interview. I was greeted by one of the HR team member, who escorted me to a room to appear for the online test. After the online test, we waited patiently and anxiously for our turns for the interaction round. I did not have to wait long for all the stages to complete. In just a few days, I was attending the training.
To prepare for the interview, I learned the basic PowerPoint tools from YouTube and read the blogs the HR emailed us. It helped me understand more about the company and it also directed me to great links to learn more about PowerPoint
I do not have any words of wisdom but all I can say is, be presentable and come prepared, first impression matters, be authentic, be a good listener don’t waste the interviewer’s time by trying to answer the question you don’t know, be truthful, it’s okay if you don’t know the answer but what matters is being truthful and open to learn new things.
Confidence is the best outfit for interview.
Muammar A Thangkhiew
The hiring process felt natural and organized. I did not have to wait as long as I thought. It was almost effortless for me to find the place and I had all the information needed for the procedures.
I went through the website to prepare for the interview. This helped me understand what the company is trying to do. Thus, I could give relevant answers during the interview. I also opened up my old college presentations, which I now realise did not help, because I learnt almost everything I know from the training.
Some words of wisdom for aspirants: Ponder on these questions –
- What are your personal values?
- What is your career plan?
- How will you adapt to change? In your habits? In your life? In your beliefs?
- Why are you looking for a job?
Peter M. Chyne
As this was not my first interview, I have a brief knowledge of how to prepare for an interview. I browsed through all the pages in the website, the recruiting process to know more about the online test and practiced PowerPoint.
The reason you are here for the interview is to crack it, so do what it takes to achieve that and don't let the other interviewers sitting beside you scare you or fall in to their words because their interview might be bad and yours may be good. That negativity will reduce your performance and confidence. Be authentic and honest. The interviewer will know that you are lying and always ask questions when in doubt and don't always agree to everything you can always share your thoughts. The first impression is important so make that count.
Find the purpose in life!!
It's through your passion and life purpose you are going to be happy and have an inner peace satisfaction. Do not seek for an easy life but seek for hardships and learn how to work, as it provides a purpose in life, transforms life. Overall, The transforming power of work has absolutely wonderful benefits.
The hiring process was different in Chillibreeze as compared to other organizations; everything was in order and timely. I came in for the walk-in interview, unknown about the experiences. I managed to impress the interviewers with my authenticity and curiousity.
Interviews are expected to be serious, boring and within a sophisticated room; but Chillibreeze had a different experience waiting for us. My interview was taken in the hut by some awesome HR’s, they made me feel very comfortable, asked genuine questions which made me feel less nervous and also explore more about the things I like.
My interview went great because I did not prepare on what I should say but learned as much as I can about Chillibreeze; so the only words of wisdom I can give is be yourself and let out whatever is there within you.
Richmond Lyngdoh Mawlong
My friends have shared how they prepared for the interview, well for me, it's pretty much the same as them. All I can say is, do your best and prepare yourself before you go. Don't go in blind! Go through the website and learn what they do; the rest will be up to you.
Two things I can say is:
- You need to have goals in life.
- It is your vision, a path in life that will lead you to be a successful person.
I hope these insights help you to be ready for an interview here in Chillibreeze.
If you have any questions or doubts, drop in your comment below. I am ready to help and guide you.