INTERVIEW TIPS FOR SPAIN
First of all is the question is what to wear. A suit is not always a must on every interview but to dress one or two levels higher than the job requires is appropriate. For example if you are going for a job as a mechanic, you would not turn up in a pinstripe suit, nor would you wear a dirty blue or grey uniform or jumper.
Also very important is to be prepared for the interview. Try and get to know the company and the offered position, have your facts ready (CV, reference list, examples of your work - if possible, etc.) and review your interview questions.
Your aim is to convince the interviewer that you have everything that he or she is looking for: the right background, the talent and the skills. Therefore it is essential to be on time, which means be five to ten minutes early. Make sure you know exactly where the company is located and how long it takes to get there. Do a test drive ahead of time.
During the interview stay calm and think positive. Every interviewer is different so it is up to you how to react. Do not make negative comments about past employers and keep eye contact to show that you are interested.
Asking questions shows interest in the company and the position and gives you the opportunity to find out if the job and the environment are what you are looking for. Avoid questions about salary unless the interviewer mentions the subject first.
Some of the most asked questions are:
- Tell me about yourself.
- Why did you leave your last job?
- Why do you want this job? / Why do you want to work for us?
- How do you handle stress and pressure?
- What are your weaknesses?
- What are your strengths?
Questions for the interviewer could be:
- Why is this position available?
- What would you like to have done in the next months?
- What are the promotion prospects in this position and in which time frame?
- What would you like done differently by the next person who fills this position?