We are honored to receive the Glassdoor Best Place to Interview Award. Ranked 19 out of 100 companies, we are proud to know that our candidates had a positive experience when they began their journey with our organization.
“Our candidate experience is of paramount importance to us. We strive to ensure that all candidates begin to get to know Northwell, well before they set foot inside our doors. So being acknowledged as a great place to interview means that we are giving folks an early positive experience with us, one that sets the stage for them to be highly engaged and successful once they join our amazing team. Our employee promise states that we never settle, and always strive to be our best. Earning this special recognition means that we are continuing to push boundaries, and make people’s lives better.”
-Elaine Page, Chief People Innovations Officer, People Innovation & Solutions Team
Want to know what our recruiters look for in candidates while they are interviewing? Take a look at their responses below!
What is your best advice for acing an interview?
Research. Research. Research. Find out as much as possible about the company, the interviewer, and anyone else that may be involved in the hiring decision. Doing your homework shows that you are prepared and actually care about the opportunity in front of you. And you never know what you may discover. Attending the same college as your potential new boss opens the door to great conversation! Always remember to be enthusiastic, engaged, inquisitive, and goal oriented.
When I am interviewing a candidate, I look for behavioral traits that stand out in a positive way. Candidates who are personable, enthusiastic, and know what they want and why they want it, these are the type of candidates that I am confident sending on hiring manager interviews.
What is your favorite interview question?
It’s very easy to answer this question with, “What are your strengths?”. But my favorite interview question is, “What are your weaknesses?”. Knowing what you need to improve on as an individual or as a professional shows great self-awareness. This also lets your prospective employer know what developmental opportunities may exist for you within the organization.
What do you look for in a candidate?
Someone that is overall passionate about what they do who are ready and eager to start a career with us and not just looking for a paycheck or job. We love candidates who can easily relate to others and who enjoy working with people on all levels. Don’t forget to mention the times you have gone above and beyond within your current and previous roles – we want to see you have heart and that you are willing to go the extra mile.
What do you wish candidates knew about Northwell Health?
Once hired there is so much room for growth and advancement. The managers and leadership are truly invested in your personal and professional growth. This is an employee friendly environment and we are always trying to come up with different ways to enhance the employee experience. There are so many different volunteer opportunities and events to participate in such as wellness programs, make a wish, concerts, etc. When interviewing, the Talent Acquisition Specialist that conducts the interviews are really down to earth and just want to know about your skills, experience and if this right fit for you, the department and the institution as a whole – so don’t be nervous. Think of the interview as a conversation. (Hint: We love to hear about your accomplishments and future goals)