A2LA is a nonprofit, internationally-recognized organization offering a variety of auditing and related compliance services and training. Our mission is to inspire confidence in the quality of services and acceptance of results from the organizations we work with.
How to Get Hired
We asked A2LA for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At A2LA our culture is very important to us as it is a defining part of our success. While we look for candidates that can demonstrate professionalism, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, we hope that those who come on board will embrace our family-friendly atmosphere and have a “work-hard, play-hard” attitude. We look for individuals who are enthusiastic, curious for knowledge, passionate, self-driven and team oriented. Prior industry experience is typically not required but candidates should have a desire to learn and grow. We embrace each candidate and/or employee’s unique experience that helps to foster innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
A2LA looks for employees who have a genuine interest in A2LA's mission as well as those who have an interest in making the world better through accreditation. A prospective employee should show a strong interest in working at A2LA by learning who we are and inquiring about our employment opportunities. We appreciate someone who is prepared, has done their research and who challenges us in a professional manner. Interested candidates should approach employment at A2LA with the mindset of time spent here as a career rather than a stepping stone or place holding job. In return, A2LA offers advancement opportunities as well as a culture of teamwork, recognition and support.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Over the next year A2LA will hire new staff as needed to support our anticipated growth in all departments. Typically, individuals who come to A2LA begin their careers in our operations department as an Accreditation Officer and other opportunities are not unknown to present themselves. When we do not have a position available, we are always reviewing applications and looking for talented individuals to fill the future openings.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Our website is an excellent resource for interested candidates. Not only will you learn about who A2LA is and what we do, you will get a sense of our culture and values by reading our employee testimonials on the career section of our site. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to see where we are in the community and across the world. If you are interested in applying you can fill out an application for one of our available positions, or submit your resume for future consideration. Our HR department can also be a resource for information on employment opportunities.