The Interview Process

Increase your chance of getting hired by preparing for the interview process — we can't wait to meet you to see if your skills are a good fit for Pelican State CU!

Our Interview Process begins with an initial phone screen. If we determine that your skill set is a match for our position and company culture, we will contact you to schedule a phone interview. Following the phone interview, the type and number of interviews and interviewers can vary depending upon the position.

Phone Screen:

The phone screen is a brief interview that is conducted entirely on the phone. During the phone screen, you will be given more information about our company and the position for which you are applying. You will also be given the opportunity to share your experience and qualifications.

The phone screen with last between 10-15 minutes and will involve a series of questions regarding your availability, interests, and work history.

The In-Person Interview:

The in-person interview will be conducted by a member(s) of our Human Resources Department and will take place at our Corporate Headquarters or at specified location, if located outside of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area. If located outside of Baton Rouge, we may conduct an in-person interview via video conference or travel to the designated area for an on-site interview.

During the in-person interview, you will be asked to sign forms authorizing your approval for us to proceed with background checks. In addition, you will also be taking the Wonderlic Assessment a second time to validate your original score. This assessment will be proctored by a member of Human Resources.

The Second Interview:

Typically, our process is to conduct first interviews and select the top three candidates to return for a second Interview. This interview usually takes place at the location of the position and will encompass an interview with the hiring manager.

Offer of Employment:

Once a candidate is selected, Human Resources will conduct a background check which includes, but is not limited to, a criminal background check, education, employment history, credit and professional and personal references. Upon satisfactory findings of the background check, Human Resources will call the selected candidate with an employment offer.