What to Expect During the Recruitment Process at Sterling Medical Devices

A great candidate experience starts with transparency about what you can expect during the recruitment process at Sterling Medical Devices. The information below should help set your expectations of the standard recruitment process when applying for a position with us. In general, this is what the process would look like.

Your Resume Submission

Submission

Once you find a position on our career site that you feel would be a good fit for your skills and interests, you will need to apply. If you would like to apply for more than one role, you will need to submit a separate application for each role. You will receive a confirmation email when the application process has been successfully submitted.

Please note that applications should only be submitted online and will not be accepted via another channel such as email, social media, etc. 

Review

A member of our recruiting team will review your submission and will contact you via email should your skills be a match for the role. Depending on how many applicants we receive for a role, it may take several weeks for our teams to review resumes. In general, we do our best to respond within two weeks of your application.

On occasion, our response emails can be caught in spam filters. Please be sure to check your spam folder periodically to be sure you have not missed an email.

The Technical Assessment

Depending on the role you have applied for, the assessment process may change.

Initiation/Completion

If your skills are a match for the role that you’ve applied for, you will receive an email notification that our technical assessment will be sent to you. This assessment will be sent via TestDome and expires 48 hours after it is initiated. Please be sure that you allocate the appropriate amount of time for this assessment. It is advisable to leverage a quiet place where you can focus without distractions and ensure that you have a stable internet connection.

Please be sure to check your spam folder periodically to ensure you have not missed an email or an assessment invitation.

Review

A member of our recruiting team will review your technical assessment results. You will be contacted via email to set up a phone screen interview should you receive a passing score. Depending on how many applicants we receive for a role, it may take up to a week for our team to review assessment results.

The Phone Interview

Scheduling

Once your application and technical assessment have been reviewed, and it is determined that your qualifications and experience meet our expectations, you will be contacted via email to set up a time for a phone interview. This initial phone screen is an opportunity for us to hear more about your background and skills. It is also your chance to learn more about the role and decide whether you see this as the right career move. It’s just as important to us that you feel confident in the decision to join our team!

This call generally lasts 15-30 minutes.

Preparation

Looking for some tips on how to prepare? Check out this article from Indeed.com.  

The Selection Process

Onsite Interview

A member of our recruiting team and the hiring manager will review your resume, the notes from the phone screen, and your assessment results to decide on the next steps. You should also decide during this time whether this role is the right career move for you

If our hiring team has decided they’d like to move forward, and you feel the same way, you will be contacted to schedule an on-site interview. This will require traveling to our Moonachie, N.J., office and meeting with multiple people. It may also include video interviews with our team members located remotely.

Depending on the number of people you will be interviewing with, their schedules/locations, and your schedule, this process may take up to a week to organize. 

Determination

Following your onsite interview, our team will have a debrief conversation to make a final decision. Your recruiter will be in contact with you to notify you of the team’s decision.

Please note that we strive to have decisions made within a few days of interviews, but there are times it may take longer depending on the number of candidates interviewing and the availability of the hiring team. Should you have any questions during this time, please contact your recruiter.

The Offer

Verbal Offer

If you are selected for the position, a member of our hiring team will contact you via phone to present you with a verbal offer. We understand that you may need time to consider the offer, and if that is the case we will set up a follow-up call with you for a few days later.

Formal Offer Letter

Upon acceptance of the verbal offer, your recruiter will work with you to determine your start date with Sterling Medical Devices. A request will be sent to our General Counsel for your offer letter to be drawn up and sent via AdobeSign. This process may take a few days.

Your Onboarding

Paperwork

When your signed offer letter has been submitted and received by our HR department, this will trigger your new hire paperwork. You will receive an email from AdobeSign with your new hire paperwork to be completed and submitted electronically. You will also receive an email from our background check partner, requesting that you complete our consent form. Your new hire paperwork and background check will be processed once received.

Your First Day

Welcome to Sterling!

Prior to your first day, you will receive an email from your recruiter with information about your start with Sterling. As part of your first day with us you will participate in our onboarding sessions, be introduced to your team members, and become familiar with our office space. You will complete your I-9, so please be sure to bring your supporting documents for that paperwork with you.

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