At Flex, we make employment selection decisions based on merit, qualifications and abilities. As an employer, our mission is to provide an environment where every colleague is empowered to grow personally and professionally.
Recently, members of our talent acquisition team shared their knowledge about the recruitment process at Flex and how to make your resume stand out. Below are the top questions they answered during the #AskARecruiter campaign conducted on our @CareersAtFlex channel.
How can I apply for a career at Flex?
Our recruitment process is easy to follow: When you find a job that matches your skills and experience, please apply via Workday, our Applicant Tracking System (ATS). If your qualifications match the job requirements, a recruiter will contact you to set up a phone screen. Our recruiters’ best practice is to notify you within three business days of any changes to your application status. However, that can change depending on volume. We don’t accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.
Every application is visible in our system and, for you, in your candidate account. When you log into your account, you can check your application status and update your resume and contact information.
During our recruitment processes, we will never:
-Ask you for money
-Offer to send you a check before doing any work
-Require you to provide sensitive personal information, such as your driver's license or social security number (this happens later in our process)
-Use our executives to solicit and contact you directly about a job, especially if they don't know you
-Send you emails from free email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, WhatsApp, WeChat, and others
How do I create a resume that stands out?
Making your resume more visible to hiring managers and recruiters is one of the most popular questions we receive. To provide you with an answer, we reached out to Rameshwar Murali Manohar. Before moving up in his career to the HR organization, Rameshwar was our talent acquisition specialist from Chennai, India, with more than ten years of recruiting experience.
According to Rameshwar, you can make your resume stand out by following two simple rules:
1. Make sure you keep your resume updated, short and concise. Try to keep it to a maximum of two pages. Focus on the experience that matches the job description.
2. Highlight your achievements, improvements, certifications, and the impact your actions have had on the business or projects.
Given the current pandemic, how are interviews conducted?
There is no doubt about it. 2020 is the year of uncertainty and physical distancing. But even during the worst of times, we know, that kindness and empathy go a long way in the business of hiring talent.
We reached out to Laura de la Garza, our talent acquisition specialist from Guadalajara, Mexico, to understand how we're conducting interviews in these uncertain times.
Laura has worked for more than ten years in the human resources world, interviewing talent daily. She enjoys connecting with people to provide them with the opportunity of a global career, no matter where they’re based.
And because she cares about the health and safety of our colleagues and our candidates, she – and Flex – have adapted fast to the new normal and implemented a new process.
“When you’re selected, you should expect a screening interview with a recruiter via the phone, to evaluate your qualifications,” said Laura. “When we reach the second and third interview, the hiring manager is involved and that’s when I recommend each candidate to turn on the video feature. It’s the closest thing we have to a face-to-face interview and it is a great opportunity for you to see your future team.
“We value this live online interaction as it allows us to connect with you, opening the path to a career at Flex."
Do you offer training for employees?
Career development skills training is fundamental in adapting to a competitive and demanding market. To offer insights into training and learning opportunities for employees, we reached out to Christine Adams, our talent acquisition specialist from Austin, Texas.
"All our positions have different levels of training you can receive,” said Christine. “In general, we have excellent training modules in our system, and everyone starts on that learning path when they join. We sometimes look for a candidate with the experience that will allow them to hit the ground running, depending on job and customer needs. But the overall Culture at Flex is to help one another to succeed."
Christine also shared that for many of our roles, we've implemented a "buddy" system for new hires, helping them navigate the challenges of a new environment and new teams.
We want you to succeed, to feel appreciated, so you can bring your best to work. Your success is what makes us an outstanding global team, driven by passion and collaboration. At Flex, we also value and respect our colleagues, and we take pride in the unique perspectives and experiences brought by diverse talent. As our CEO Revathi Advaithi has said many times, “We are a company of people.”