In the European context, most of the job vacancies are published online. Access to this information will allow you to carry out your own work search autonomously.
For employers, the first step is to assess the CVs of the applicants, and then they will choose those who best match the requirements of the job for an interview.
In some recruitment processes, you may have an initial, short interview on the phone. During this call, you may be asked some basic questions about the main requirements of the job.
Mock interviews are practice interviews to help you prepare for a real, in person interview for a job. It will give you a chance to think through interview questions, create a safe place to practice your interview skills, and boost your confidence. It will give you prepare for a real, in person interview for a job. It will give you a chance to think through interview questions, create a safe place to practice your interview skills, and boost your confidence.
The personal interview is the most important step of the process. It gives you the opportunity to showcase your abilities, your language level, your motivation, and your availability.
Before the interview:
-Get information from the company’s website about the type of business and about the skills required for the job.
-If you are not sure how to get there, make the journey a few days before so that you do not get lost.
-Arrive about 10 minutes before the scheduled.
-Dress in clean, smart clothing.
During the interview:
-Greet the interviewer with a firm, confident handshake and introduce yourself clearly.
-Make eye contact
-Maintain positive body language (don’t cross your arms, smile, and nod when appropriate)
-When is over, thank the interviewer for their time, and shake hands again before leaving.
-Make sure they know how to contact you.
After the interview :
Send an email, thanking the interviewer for taking the time to speak to you. Send another email or call to ask about the job after one week if you don’t receive any answer. Keep a list of all the companies and jobs where you have applied.