Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Workaway International Presentations: What to expect and how you can prepare!

Why is attendance at presentations compulsory?

The presentations are the first step in the recruitment process. We want all candidates to be well informed before committing to working abroad, and for this reason every candidate is required to attend a presentation if they wish to apply.

There is so much important information about the programme given at the presentations, which you have no other way of receiving. Making presentations compulsory ensures that all applicants have a clear understanding of what they can expect.
The presentation will answer all your questions about the programme, from the requirements, to details about the recruitment process, from the duration of your contract to the costs involved, positions, wages and so much more.
Beside gathering important information about the programme, the presentations also gives us an opportunity to meet potential candidates and get to know them a bit better. 

Do I need an invitation to attend a presentation?
No, presentations are open to all candidates who are interested in applying for the Workaway International programme. We work on a first-come, first-served basis, with each presentation having a limited number of spots. We strongly recommend that serious candidates arrive early to secure their seat.

What do I need to bring along to a presentation?
All we require you to bring to the presentation is a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. Other than that, there is no need to bring any formal documentation as we will supply the form you need to complete.

What happens after the presentation?
After the presentation, you will be given a form to complete which requires you to fill in your name, contact details, work experience and the Workaway International position you would like to apply for. Our recruitment consultant will collect and check all the forms before calling candidates in for an individual pre-screening.

In the pre-screening we will then discuss the details on your form. This is the first time we get to hear what you have to say, see your personality and decide whether you would be a good fit for the programme.

How should I prepare for the presentation?
While there is no set of rules for how potential candidates should prepare for a presentation, we do require that you make an effort to look professional, do your research beforehand, come with relevant questions, have a good attitude and show us why you deserve to be on the programme.

How do I prepare for my pre-screening?
Be confident, think about how your current or previous work experience can be used to your advantage, know your strengths, show us your personality and remember to have fun! A
pre-screening is ultimately your chance to wow us and show us what you have to offer. Remember, there are thousands of candidates who apply each year and we have strict criteria that we need to consider when choosing candidates.

What does Workaway International look for in a candidate?
Besides having relevant industry experience, we need candidates with amazing personalities who are fluent in English, are customer-service oriented and hard working. We are looking for candidates who are willing to go above and beyond to get the job done, someone who is not afraid to put in the work and the long hours to make sure members of the country clubs and employers are satisfied.

It is worth repeating that we are inundated with applications for a limited number of positions each season – only those who fit and exceed the criteria set by the country clubs will be selected for the available positions. It is vital that you put your very best foot forward, and attending a presentation looking eager and professional as required, is the first step.

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