Depending on whats more important for the the role, youll want to choose an example that showcases your project management skills (spearheading a project from end to end, juggling multiple moving parts) or one that shows your ability to confidently and effectively rally a team. And remember: “The best stories include enough detail to be believable and memorable,”. Show how you were a leader in this situation and how it represents your overall leadership experience and potential.
Ive been honing my skills In Avista Utilities for a few years now and, first and foremost, Im looking for a position where I can continue to exercise those skills. Ideally the same things that this position has to offer. Be specific.
Just be honest about where youd like to be – you never know – you may end up bonding with the interviewer with the location. However, you want to stress that you want to work out of the location that youre interviewing for.
If you truly believe youre a 10, you better be able to explain why with examples / stories. If you believe youre a great contributor and have room to grow, say 8 or 9. If youre below that, explain what you would do to improve yourself to get the ranking you believe you can be.
Describe work youve done that you feel doesnt take advantage of your full potential. For example, “I once had to make paper copies for my job and I feel it didnt take full advantage of my skills. However, it did teach me to be humble in my work and to appreciate a good opportunity when it arose to use my skills”
The Aspiring Leaders Program helps prepare employees for future leadership roles over the course of one year. Aspiring Leaders gain a better perspective of our business by working with an assigned mentor and rotating through five areas of the organization. In addition, they participate in a group project, coursework, reading assignments and discussion groups. Participants commit approximately 25 percent of their work time to the leadership program.
Avista’s student employment program is for undergraduate students ages 18 and over who are enrolled full time in a college or university. These positions offer a variety of opportunities for students to enhance their field of study and to gain valuable work experience, critical to their future success in the job market. The majority of student jobs are available in the summer in Spokane, Washington and Coeur dAlene, Idaho. The types and number of student jobs will vary from year-to-year. They most often include engineering, meter readers, technical and support positions. Applications for student employment are typically accepted between January and May. As summer employment jobs become available they will be posted on our careers page.
We’re aware that there have been fraudulent postings on LinkedIn for jobs at Avista. All positions posted by Avista will be available here on our website. While we do post positions on other recruitment platforms including LinkedIn, applications for these positions will always be linked to our website and will contain our web address in the URL. If you have questions about the validity of an Avista job posting through a recruitment website such as LinkedIn, Indeed or others, you can verify this by checking directly at myavista.com/careers. All current open positions will be posted here and are updated daily.
College students can spend the summer working at Avista where they participate in meaningful projects, real-world experience, focused mentorship, and prepare for the next steps in their career. The time frame for recruiting engineering students is typically in December and January for the upcoming summer. Engineering student applicants should check for job posting on our careers page.
Avista is currently a proud supporter of Pizza, Pop, and Power Tools, a program hosted by Eastern Washington Apprenticeship Coordinators Council and Spokane Community Colleges Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center. This event gives about 200 eighth-grade girls the chance to do hands-on activities that introduce them to a wide array of job opportunities in the construction trades.