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Interview Process

Job Search

The process begins with you! You can search job openings by job function, keyword or location, or just view all open jobs by clicking Job Search. You can also review available job descriptions, build and submit your profile for future openings, register to receive job alert notifications, and refer a friend for available openings.

Apply Online

This is your opportunity to create, save and submit your candidate profile for the job opportunity you are interested in.You should plan to spend about 15 minutes to fully complete this process, knowing that you can save your information along the way and stop and start as needed. It is important to review and understand the minimum requirements listed on the job description and ensure your background and experience meet those requirements. In addition to building an online profile, you will have the opportunity to upload your resume and cover letter. Once you have completed and submitted your profile, you will receive an email from AutoTrader.com confirming your profile was received.

Recruiter Review

If you have submitted your application for a specific position, it will be reviewed by our recruiters. Our recruiters are looking specifically at how your experience, background and work history match the requirements of the job. If you have submitted a candidate profile that is not for a specific position, your information will be stored in our database.

Interview

You may receive a call from a recruiter to schedule a phone interview. The purpose of the phone interview is for you and the recruiter to learn more about your experience, the company and the position. After a phone interview you may be invited to participate in the interview process. This could include one or more phone or in-person interviews with key members of the hiring team. During the interview process your recruiter will be your point of contact to provide you with information, answer questions, and guide you through the next steps.

Hiring Decisions

After successfully completing all steps of the interview process you will be contacted by your recruiter to discuss the hiring decision. If you are selected to receive an offer of employment with AutoTrader.com, your recruiter will discuss the terms of your offer, including your Total Rewards. You will receive a written offer letter, but note that all offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen.  Once you have completed the background check and drug screen you will receive a new hire packet and on-boarding information.