Proper preparation is very important for the job interview. At the first performance you get the unique chance to show your strengths. The better you prepare for it, the higher the likelihood of getting the job.
Please pay attention to your body language and your attitude. Of course, try to be confident and confident. The most frequently asked questions and the corresponding advice for a successful discussion are briefly explained below:
1- What would you tell about yourself?
Do not make the mistake of talking about your CV, because
your counterpart has already studied it.
Go into more detail here and tell about positive experiences from your working life.
If you should tell things about yourself, it’s best to talk about those who are not on your resume. The curriculum vitae is available to employers at any time, and most may have already read it to get an idea of you in advance.
Sharing the positive experiences you’ve gained during your previous years of work and your teamwork skills would certainly be a great start. If you want to know something specific, ask directly.
2- What do you know about our company?
Here you should be smart and learn as much as possible about the company. Through Google or the website you can now find everything you need for information. It always makes a good impression when you can say something about the company in which you would like to work. Ask yourself the question in advance: Why do I want to work there?
3- Why should we take you?
Here are your USP asked (unique features). It is best to write down which qualities make you extraordinary or what distinguishes you from others. Read the words aloud more often until you have automated them.
4- What strengths and weaknesses do you bring?
When it comes to “strengths and weaknesses” you should also have the right answer at hand.
Tell me how interested you are in learning something new. Also mention that you are reliable and can handle stress well.
The weaknesses should be expressed carefully. Being too honest does not always do it well. Try to avoid answers like “I’m a bit hectic” or “I’m putting myself under pressure”.
Put yourself in their position – what would you find acceptable or not so bad? For example, it would be appropriate to “I would like to learn a language”, etc.
5- Why do you want to change the job?
Make sure you’re looking for a new career challenge. Avoid talking badly about former colleagues or employers.
Address aspects of the job description to this question and explain how you want to realize your new career goals.
6- Where do you see yourself in 3 to 5 years?
Most of the time you want to know from where you look in 5 years to see if you want to do the job in the long term or just looking for a temporary job.
7- How do you react to criticism?
Competence is needed right now.
An ideal example would be:
“The word criticism I use very rarely, with me that means giving feedback. I listen to a negative feedback, analyze it for its justification and try to formulate an appropriate answer. After all, it can be very helpful and helpful to avoid future mistakes. ”
8- What do you think about your last employer?
Attention catch question!
It is not appropriate to talk badly about the former employer. Here you can quickly assume that you could also talk bad about the new employer. At this point, discretion and restraint are important.
9- Can you work under pressure?
It does not matter where you currently apply. You have to be able to work under stress. In reality, you just want to find out if you are resilient or not. To be resilient means being able to deal with stressful situations, to process them, to find balance and to know your own limits. It is important for you to be able to maintain a work-life balance.
10- What do you want to earn?
When you come to the job interview, you have to think about how much you want to earn. It makes sense to look at the WKÖ salary scale or to inform the Chamber of Labor if you do not know your grading or professional years.
At the end of the interview, it makes sense to argue with aspects such as work experience or exceptional qualifications as well as similar peculiarities.
11- Do you have any questions?
Although this question does not seem so important, it always works well if you are prepared for it.
Write down a few questions in advance such as:
How are the working hours, overtime and vacation time regulated?
What is the working climate?
Who is my direct supervisor / direct supervisor?
How long is the probationary period?
If it has not yet been discussed, the issue of salary can also be addressed.