Preparing for your job interview – Foodjob Nordic

Currently we have 13 positions

  • Company: Vega Salmon

    Key Account Manager Sweden for Vega Salmon A/S

    Foodjob Nordic is looking for a strong commercial food professional for an attractive KAM role focused on the Swedish market and exports. Our client, Vega Salmon A/S, is a very successful international salmon company operating worldwide.

  • Company: Lallemand

    Teamleder– fødevareingredienser

    Foodjob Nordic søger til vores kunde Lallemand Denmark A/S i Fredericia en stærk produktionsprofil med erfaring fra fødevarebranchen.

  • Company: Anonymous

    Production Manager Meat Production – Norway

    Foodjob Nordic is now seeking a skilled Production Manager with a solid production background from the meat or/and food industry to strengthen day-to-day operations in a market-leading food company based in Norway.

  • Company: AAK AB

    Dairy & Food Technologist - AAK Customer Innovation Center

    Foodjob Nordic is looking for a strong technologist to join the AAK Dairy pilot team based in Karlshamn, Sweden.

  • Company: Anonymous

    Plant and Seed Formulation Scientist - Denmark

    Foodjob Nordic is looking for a skilled Plant and Seed Formulation Scientist with the ability to combine strong knowledge and formulation skills with a pragmatic approach to the needs of the Agricultural sector. This position offers the opportunity to develop innovative solutions with an impact on the future on both Crop and Feed.

Preparing for your job interview

Being properly prepared for a job interview can make you stand out from other applicants. Good preparation takes time and, even when people are prepared, many find an interview a complicated situation to handle.

To help you, we’ve put together our tips on what to do and what to avoid before and during a job interview.

Preparation: before your job interview
As an applicant, you have to give and receive information and take note of what is said and unsaid. The employer will have reviewed your competences before the interview, but the actual evaluation will not take place until the interview is over. The interview is your opportunity to optimise your chances of getting the job of your dreams.

Before the interview, it’s a good idea to:

  • Research the organisation carefully – what kind of organisation is it, and what are their values?
  • Prepare questions about the organisation and the position.
  • Reread your CV and application – the interviewer will most likely ask you about the competences you have listed so make sure all information is correct.
  • Remember to be as precise as possible when answering questions.


Errors and pitfalls in job interviews

There will always be errors made when conducting an interview – both by the organisation and the applicant. Perhaps the organisation’s representative talks too much and forgets to focus on you, or maybe there is no chemistry between you and the interviewer.

As an applicant, you can improve your chances by avoiding these mistakes:

  • Do not come across as nervous so the company can get a realistic impression of you. Seek counselling before the interview if you have previously experienced extreme anxiety during important interviews or exams.
  • Do not try to appear different from how you usually are in a work situation – do not pretend to possess qualities that don’t come naturally to you, just because they are mentioned in the job description.
  • Do not lie, twist or withhold information – it will be discovered eventually!