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How to Ace Your Fairmont Interview

We’ve joined forces with the Talent Acquisition teams from Fairmont's Canadian Western Mountain Region (Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Chateau Whistler) to get their top interview tips so you land your dream job at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.


Before the interview stage, we asked them if they had any tips when submitting an application. They said: Only apply to one job at one hotel. Why? This shows you have taken the time to know which hotel is best for you and which role is best for your personality and skillset. When you apply for more than one job or for more than one hotel, it can actually hinder your chance of landing an interview!


Unsure which property you want to work at? Check out our Which Fairmont Mountain Resort is Right for You? blog to learn more about Fairmont's Canadian Western Mountain Region properties.


Interview tips for Fairmont hotels jobs

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Interview Tips

Take a deep breath

Interviews can be scary, we know! Take a deep breath and try to center yourself before the interview. Keep in mind that it’s just a conversation – our teams aren’t looking for ‘specific’ responses, they are looking to know who you are as a person and what you can bring to the role. It’s not a quiz – there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers! Keeping calm before and during the interview will help showcase your personality and help you land a second interview (or the role!).


Be on time – and check time zones

Our recruitment teams are based in Alberta (Mountain Standard Time) and British Columbia (Pacific Daylight Time). Avoid the awkwardness of accidentally no-showing your interview by double checking what time zone the interview time is in!


Interview at Fairmont Hotels

Dress for success – including your environment!

With many interviews being virtual, take the time to put on a nice outfit (no pajamas or stained t-shirts!) and look around at your environment. You don’t want a pile of dirty laundry in the background of your interview. Your interviewer will be looking to see how seriously you are taking this interview, and one of the best ways to display that is by showing them your professionalism through your appearance.


Showcase your knowledge

Take the time to research the hotel, the town and the job prior to your interview. Understand what the town offers and why the area would be a good fit for you. Bonus points if you can showcase information that shows you did out-of-the-box research. Our Talent Acquisition teams spend all day interviewing, so try to stand out by sharing something unique.

Pro Tip: We especially recommend following the Mountain Region's social media pages and mentioning a recent post! Facebook, Instagram, TikTok.


How to get a job at Fairmont

Ask a thoughtful question

At the end of your interview, your interviewer will most likely leave time to ask any questions you might have. Ask one! This is your time to get anything you might be curious about answered - you could ask about the job, housing or the town. Our team get so many different questions and nothing is too silly, so don’t be afraid to ask!


With this interview advice, it’s time to go out and rock those interviews! Good luck on landing your dream job!


 

Ready for an adventure? Visit FairmontMTNJobs.com to learn more about what it's like to live, work and play in Fairmont's Mountain Region.

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