How to master the job interview?
Here you learn the do's and don'ts during a job interview
The most important thing in an interview is your preparation. Candidates disqualify themselves time and again by showing up to an interview unprepared. Therefore, do everything you can to ensure that after the interview you can say: "I couldn't have prepared better".
If you are invited to the interview, you can be happy. You will certainly be one of the 10 best candidates. No company today has time to see more than 10 candidates for a job. Your preparation tasks therefore include the following points:
Plan your travel route and allow for a time buffer.
Prepare wardrobe the evening before, including shoes
Take a complete application dossier with you
Take the job description with you
Read through the annual report and take it with you and/or print out information from the company website and light it up.
You take your application dossier with you for two reasons: firstly, so that you have something to think about. Often the interview starts with questions about your CV. It can be embarrassing if you don't remember exactly when you switched from ABB to Siemens. On the other hand, it happens again and again that a person spontaneously joins the interview who was not present and does not know your background. You can at least give them your CV.
Prepare yourself for questions as well. The common questions about strengths, weaknesses, changes, etc. can be prepared well. For each position, think about why you went there, what you did and why you left again. In addition, you should be perfectly prepared for two questions that come up in practically every interview in some form or another and where you can score points especially on the second question:
1. why do you want to leave your employer?
2. why should we hire you?
For the second question, please leave out any adjectives. We are all flexible and entrepreneurial team players. That is not your USP! As soon as this question is asked, you will hopefully have identified what your counterpart's need is. So formulate a benefit-oriented answer and stick to hard facts!