If you have received an invitation for a job interview, you should prepare for it as much as you can. Find out lots of information about the company. What are the current developments? What challenges does the company face?

You can use this information later during the interview. You should plan your journey to the interview in advance, making sure you allow enough time to get there early, even in the event of unforeseeable circumstances.

For your job interview, you should be well-kempt and well-dressed. The classic attire for men is a dark suit with a shirt and tie. Women tend to wear a skirt or trouser suit. In addition, you should take care to choose clothes that are suitable for the job description. It is also important that you feel comfortable in your clothes so as to come across genuine.

What requirements should I place on myself for the interview?

First and foremost: be honest! Ideally, you want to end up working for the company for several years.

If you have had gaps in your CV or an exceptionally long period of study, they will want to discuss it with you.

You should also be able to assess yourself well. What are your strengths and your interests? What can you bring to the company? What are your expectations of the job? Usually, you will be asked what your salary requirements are.

Check on the Internet what the industry-standard salaries are. Always specify this as a gross annual salary (salary including tax and social security). Justify it with your qualifications.

What documentation should I bring with me to the interview?

  • Valid ID card or passport
  • The invitation to the interview
  • The application documents sent
  • Evidence of all references listed in the application documents