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Tips for Interviewing for a Job at Bridge Partners

Tips for Interviewing for a Job at Bridge Partners

With a history of winning awards such as the Inc. 5000 that recognizes our company’s growth and being named a Best Place to Work year after year, what contributes to our success? (Spoiler alert: it’s the people!) 

As a respected collaborator in the tech industry for 15 years, we win by developing consultants who care—about our work, our clients, our communities, and each other. Because of the top quality of talent that calls Bridge Partners home, we’re able to make a difference in not just our clients’ experiences but to better the world, at large. 

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Our flexible, people-centered, modern workplace attracts purpose-driven professionals looking for work that integrates with their lives while making a recognizable impact for top-tier clients. “Bridge Partners genuinely cares about our employees, both professionally and personally,” shares Heidi Burke, Recruiter. “We make up a community of highly-driven and successful people that consistently encourage and support each other to learn and grow.” 

Does this sound like something you’d be interested in being a part of? Heidi shares her secrets to landing an opportunity at our firm. “As a Recruiter for Bridge Partners, I get to help people explore and find new opportunities that can only benefit their careers or their life in general…this brings me great joy and satisfaction!”

The Interview Process at Bridge Partners

Heidi explains what potential candidates can face in our interview process:

“Typically, someone from our amazing recruiting team will reach out to schedule an initial Bridge Partners screen. Here, we will talk about who Bridge Partners is, earn an understanding of what the candidate is interested in, ask about role-specific experience, review general questions like availability and compensation expectations, and wrap with questions from the candidate before providing the next steps. That can include additional interviews with hiring managers or team members, depending on the role.”

Tips for Interviewing at Bridge Partners

Understand the different phases of interviewing

“In the first meeting, I look for people who are confident, authentic, knowledgeable, and are interested in or excited about our firm,” Heidi reveals. “I’ll be looking for role-specific information, their key areas of interest, and determining if our expectations are aligned. A hiring manager will be looking for more detailed role-specific experience (with examples!), team and individual leadership, collaboration, and if they are a good communicator.”

Be prepared with a resume

This is most often one-page, concise, and in a plain format, although adding creative examples is especially helpful for writers and designers. “I’m looking for something that flows,” Heidi says. 

Bring your patience

Like anywhere, the process takes time. We believe each person deserves the same care and attention as the next. Sometimes this means meeting people (often referrals) where we might not have an opportunity immediately at hand, but we want to make the connection for future opportunities (which we disclose in the interview to help manage expectations). 

Do your research

It’s helpful when a candidate has reviewed the job description (if sent prior), looked through our website, our core values, and LinkedIn, and has some questions prepared. 

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Stay focused

We are looking for people who are passionate about what they do and someone who is engaging, positive, and open. It’s a red flag when a potential candidate has not taken a moment to look at our website before the interview or who is not focused on the conversation. Heidi also recommends finding a quiet space for your interviews.

Bring your genuine self

Most importantly, we want to meet the real you. Because our culture is built upon authenticity—it’s even one of our core values—we want our people to show up as their true selves. We have people of all different backgrounds, personalities, geographic locations, and skill sets, which is what makes our perspectives so broad. We celebrate our differences!

READ MORE: Why a Culture of Inclusivity Matters

How Heidi Brings Her Own Authenticity to Bridge Partners

“One of my favorite parts about working at Bridge is that I’m able to bring my own authentic self to work every day. I have always prided myself on being genuine and Bridge Partners has allowed me to show this each and every day. When I think about the ability to grow as an individual and focus on work-life balance (as Rich, our CEO, has said numerous times, ‘Family first,’) I am grateful to be a part of this growing community and am excited about what the future holds for Bridge—and myself!”

Heidi genuinely cares about the candidate experience, as demonstrated by this feedback from a recent interview:

Heidi brings her passion to each colleague and candidate she meets. Way to go, Heidi!


READY TO GROW YOUR CAREER? 

Bridge Partners delivers real results for the world’s largest tech and cloud companies — but our work starts with a commitment to each other and our communities. Our flexible, people-centered modern workplace attracts purpose-driven professionals looking for work that integrates with their lives while making a recognizable impact for top-tier clients.

As a respected collaborator in the tech industry for 15 years, we win by developing consultants who care — about our work, our clients, our communities, and each other. Whether we’re meeting in person or across time zones, people make our workplace. And our workplace helps make our work better. 

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Bridge Partners at our Careers page and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest company news. 

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Marisa Lather

Marisa Lather

Marisa Lather is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Bridge Partners. Known as @MarketerMarisa, she is a data-driven design thinker who specializes in creating aesthetic brand experiences that delight. Recently named as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Marketing & Advertising, she is actively engaged in the national marketing community, blogs about modern business, personal development, marketing, and more at www.MarketerMarisa.com, and speaks at conferences around the country.

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