Interview with the experts: What we look for in an employee at Access


Meet Janessa Unrau, manager of recruitment at Access Credit Union.

We sat down with Janessa to talk about what Access looks for when hiring new employees.

Q: What qualities do you look for in a candidate when hiring?

A: We look for someone who has strong customer service skills and who builds relationships easily. We want to hire individuals who have an excitement for working at Access Credit Union or our subsidiaries, the position they are applying for and are passionate about volunteering in their community. We also look for someone who is committed to growth and learning.


Q: What advice would you have for someone applying for a position at Access Credit Union?

A: Create an online profile at www.accesscu.ca/careers with an up-to-date resume, highlighting your experiences, skills and education as they relate to the role you are applying for, attention to detail is important! Our positions are highly competitive so we recommend signing up for career alerts so that you will receive an email when a position of interest becomes available. With over 200 different jobs in our organization and our commitment to hiring within wherever possible, there is lots of opportunity for a career with Access!


Q: What would set a candidate apart when applying and going through the hiring process?

A: From your resume to the interview, passion for the position along with a positive personality is a stand-out quality!


Q: What makes Access Credit Union a great place to work?

A: There are many reasons why Access is a great place to work. We have an inclusive, supportive environment that feels like a family and the total compensation package and paid education can’t be beat! These are a few of the reasons we’ve been named one of Manitoba’s Top Employers since 2014! For more detail on benefits offered or to read how our employees feel about working at Access, visit www.accesscu.ca/careers.


If working at Access Credit Union sounds like a good fit for you, check out our latest job postings.