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Applying and interviewing for jobs is enough to make anyone sweat. We understand the struggle and want to make our process as easy (and comfortable) as possible. Ready to be the most prepared person in the interview waiting room? Here’s exactly what to expect when applying for a job through WSI.  

Phone Screen

After you apply for a job, a phone screen is the first step. A WSI Staffing Coordinator will reach out to you for a quick chat about the job, shift, and pay rate you’re looking for. This lets us know exactly what you’re looking for so we can make sure we have openings that fit your needs. We don’t want to waste your time, so the initial phone screen reduces the risk of coming into the office only to find out we don’t have any job opportunities you’re looking for. 


Congrats! You’ve made it to the interview phase. (Don’t be nervous.) When you arrive in the office, you’ll be asked to fill out paperwork (a questionnaire and tax survey) and then it’s off to the races!  During your interview, our Staffing Coordinators will go more in-depth about the positions they think you’d be a good fit for. They’ll ask questions about your job history, your skills, and why you left your last position. Sometimes we may not have the perfect fit for you, but don’t worry – we’re always growing! We’ll keep your information on file and give you a call when we’ve found the perfect match.


You made it! Once you’re offered (and you hopefully accept) a position, you’ll be required to go through orientation. This involves a drug screen, background check, paperwork, an overview of your new position, and a start date. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind: 
  1. Our conviction policies vary from client to client. It’s important to be honest with your Staffing Coordinator before we get to this step, so they can accurately assess where we can send you. 
  2. Just because marijuana is legal in Michigan, our clients still require that we test for THC.

Don’t worry – we’ve got you. Just think of us as your job search wingman (and wingwoman). If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to your local branch for any clarification.

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