We have several openings at Bethany right now, so we sat down with Janet, Bethany’s Vice President of Human Resources, and Sorelly, our human resources assistant, to get some tips for job seekers.

Some may seem obvious, but they can make the difference between getting a follow-up call or not.

“Be prepared,” said Sorelly, adding that bringing a completed application, dressing professionally, and being friendly and excited are keys to a great interview.

Do not underestimate the importance of volunteer work, Janet said.

“People don’t place enough value on work like that,” she said. “To a potential employer, it looks good.”

One thing many people may not think about is that the interview process is actually a two-way street.

“It’s a two-way evaluation,” Janet said. “Come prepared with thoughtful questions and to demonstrate that you want to know what the job is like, and to know if it’s a good fit for you.

“I want a good answer to the question, ‘Why Bethany?’”

It’s also important to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of yourself, your strengths and weaknesses.

“We don’t expect you to have all the answers,” Janet said. “Just be honest with your intentions.”

Check bethanyhome.org for openings and come out to meet Janet and Sorelly at our walk-in interviews, Thursday, Feb. 20, 3-7 p.m. at DoubleTree Hilton in Reading!