If you are invited to a job interview, you have earned it! Either by submitting a great cover letter and a well-made CV or in some other way made an impression that you will be a good match for the position.
Part of the interview is about the personal chemistry between you and the appointments committee. It can be very difficult to do anything about this.
However, there are many other elements of the job interview that you can prepare for and practise beforehand. Let's look into these.
Before, during and after
Questions at a job interview
What should I remember at the interview?
It’s the fact that you are YOU that makes you unique – not a lot of extra props – remember that!
Advice for the questions at a job interview
Many companies use personality profiles such as DiSC, Garuda, Insights, and Neo-pir when they recruit new employees. It helps them find the best possible match to the position. The profiles They can provide a really good (self) insight into your work behaviour, and this can form the basis for a dialogue about how you thrive with certain work methods and tasks, and how you are as a colleague and employee.
What are personality profiles?
Your professional competencies are not the only thing that’s important when you’re searching for a job in Denmark. You personality is also important to Danish employers.
How do you prefer to work, how do you react in certain situations? And does this fit in well in the team and the position?
That’s why a personality profile is a great tool to find out if you’re right for this position – both for your and the employer’s sake.
3 facts about personality profiles:
There is no one profile type that is better than others, and this is not a test where you can fail or answer incorrectly.
The profiles can help you learn more about your behavioral patterns and preferred working methods, and they provide a language to talk about this.
The profiles are used to find the best match both for the company and for you.
Some companies use assessment days when hiring new employees. It is a sort of extended job interview. On an assessment day, you will typically, together with other applicants, have to do various tasks and tests that can give the employer an idea of how you are as an employee - e.g. how you collaborate with others and handle time pressure.
For some jobs, an assessment day is a part of the recruitment process. Not nearly all processes contain assessment days.
The purpose is often the same: Making the employer able to find the most fitting employee in this particular job.
That can be done in many different ways but the assessment day setting gives the opportunity for the employer to see you in action as opposed to being told what you can do.
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