Find a job on WaterlooWorks: Interview

So you’ve applied to jobs in WaterlooWorks – well done! Now it’s time to wait and see if you’ve been selected for any interviews. Hint: this is a great time to practice your interview skills

Once you've applied to jobs on the WaterlooWorks co-op Full-Cycle Service job board, you are committed to all interviews you receive, regardless of their status as “confirmed” or “unconfirmed.” For more information on your interview responsibilities, visit co-op roles and responsibilities.

What to do when you have an interview (Full-Cycle Service job board)

Step 1: Check WaterlooWorks daily for interview notices

Be sure to check your WaterlooWorks messages and student email daily as employers can schedule interviews anytime throughout cycles 1-6, up to one business day in advance.

For a more detailed look at when interviews could be scheduled, visit the important dates calendar.

Have an interview for a job you didn’t apply for? Occasionally when you apply for a job, employers may pass your application package to other supervisors if they think your skills match a different position within the same organization. If you receive an interview for a job you didn’t apply for and you have concerns, contact your co-op advisor as soon as possible.

Step 2: Choose and confirm your interview time slot

Congratulations – you’ve been selected for an interview!

Next step: visit the Interviews tab on WaterlooWorks, where you can choose and confirm your interview time from any open slots within the employer’s schedule. If you don’t choose a timeslot, you’ll be automatically scheduled into one of the remaining times. If you don’t see a schedule listed, a time has already been selected for you.

Be sure to read any instructions listed on the interview schedule as there may be additional important details such as:

  • Location where the interview is taking place (check this the day before and on the morning of in case the location changes).
  • Requirements for an aptitude test or other pre-interview actions.
  • The job location (where you are expected to work) and any expectations for remote work.
  • Contact information for who to inform if you run into any issues the day of the interview.

For help with how to select and confirm your interview timeslot, visit the WaterlooWorks Help > Interviews page or select Send a Message from your WaterlooWorks dashboard and select Interviews to be directed to a representative.

Step 3: Attend your interview

Before your interview, be sure to check the Interviews tab of WaterlooWorks for the correct interview method. As a best practice, it’s also a good idea to check this on the morning of your interview as employers sometimes request last-minute changes.

On the day of your interview, be sure to eat a good breakfast, dress with care, take some deep breaths and give yourself plenty of time to get to your interview. You've got this!

Need help with your interview skills? Visit CareerHub to learn tips and tricks for interview success, or book an appointment with the Centre for Career Development to practice!

Need to request accommodations? Students may need accommodations for various reasons including disability-based barriers. Accommodations help ensure fair access during the interview process. If you need accommodation support, please contact us.

Students can expect to receive assistance with:

  • connecting to on and off-campus resources
  • understanding disability disclosure
  • exploring academic and employment accommodations
  • improving communication support with employer(s)
  • updating information in WaterlooWorks.

Need to request space in the Tatham Centre? If you have a remote interview scheduled, you can request an interview space in the Tatham Centre. 

Requesting relief from interviews

If you're feeling overwhelmed with your interview schedule, you can contact your co-op advisor to discuss available options and/or fill out a Request for Interview Relief Form on WaterlooWorks. Depending on your situation, you may be able to choose to be removed from one or more of your upcoming interviews by having your job application(s) withdrawn.

Do not complete an Interview Relief Form if your interview on the day of your interview or past 3 p.m. ET the business day before your interview - instead, call the CEE Hub at 519-888-4026.

  • Please note: We are unlikely to have time to accommodate your request if you submit this form after 3 p.m. ET the business day before your interview or the day of your interview (Note: this includes Friday if your interview is the following Monday). It’s important that you call the CEE Hub at 519-888-4026.

To submit a Request for Interview Relief Form, follow the steps below: 

  • Visit WaterlooWorks > Submit a Form > Recruiting Term Support > Request for interview relief (5012).
  • Complete and submit the form with all the details requested as soon as possible - late requests may be more difficult to accommodate.
    • For tips on how to submit/edit forms on WaterlooWorks, visit WaterlooWorks Help

    If you fill out a form or reach out to request interview relief, here's what will happen: 

    • Once your request to be relieved from an interview is approved, your application will be removed and you will no longer be considered for the position. Please do not contact the employers associated with any jobs you have withdrawn from.
    • Please note that submitting this request does not mean that you will be automatically removed from interviews. Each request is assessed on a case-by-case basis, as we recognize that each student's situation is completely different.

    If you have questions, contact your co-op advisor.

    Security cameras

    To ensure the safety and security of our students, employers and staff members, the Tatham Centre (TC) has been equipped with CCTV security cameras in accordance with Waterloo's policy on surveillance cameras. To prevent theft, we advise you to keep all of your personal belongings with you at all times.

    For more information about the security cameras in TC, visit Waterloo's principles for the installation of CCTV cameras and reviewing of recordings.

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