Job interviews

  • Find information on their website.
  • It may also be a good idea to read their annual report.
  • Do you know anyone who works for the employer or in the industry you can contact?
  • You can also call the employer to get information, but do not ask about obvious things that you can easily learn from their website.
  • Think through why you want this job and why the employer should choose you.
  • Think carefully about how you want to present yourself.
  • Prepare for the questions you may be asked during the interview.
  • Think through what you can add to the employer.
  • Think through your strong points and your weaknesses.
  • Bring your notes, CV, application, certificates and diplomas to the interview.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Remember which department you are visiting and the contact person for the position.
  • A firm handshake and good eye contact always make a good impression.
  • Why did you apply for this job?
  • What have you worked with before?
  • Why did you leave your previous job?
  • What are your strong points in a work situation?
  • What where you doing during periods when there are gaps in your CV?
  • Do you easily get stressed out? What do you think about working with short deadlines?
  • Do you prefer fixed routines or to be assigned new tasks all the time?
  • What duties do you enjoy the most?
  • What duties do you enjoy the least?
  • What is the most positive and negative thing you can say about yourself?
  • Do you prefer to work independently or as part of a team?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What can you bring to this job?
  • What do you think will be difficult in this new job?
  • What do you think you will be working with in five years?
  • Tell us about your family (civil status).