Preparing for your job interview – Foodjob Nordic

Currently we have 11 positions

  • Company: Tulip Food Company A/S

    Senior Quality Manager med overblik og indsigt

    Foodjob Nordic søger nu for Tulip Food Company A/S i Randers en dygtig Senior Quality Manager med solid ledelseserfaring fra fødevareproduktion, og med lyst til at optimere og drive landets største og bedste kvalitetsafdeling.

  • Company: Vega Salmon

    CCO for Vega Salmon A/S

    Foodjob Nordic is looking for a strong commercial food professional for an attractive CCO role. Our client is Vega Salmon A/S, a very successful international FMCG company operating worldwide.

  • Company: Faunaphotonics

    Agronomist

    We are hiring an agronomist to support the rapid development of FaunaPhotonics

  • Company: Essentia Proteins

    SVP International Sales – Food Ingredients

    Foodjob Nordic is looking for a strong commercial professional for an attractive SVP International Sales role at Essentia Protein Solutions.

  • Company: Lagkagehuset

    Produktionsleder – Lagkagehuset

    Foodjob Nordic søger nu for Lagkagehuset A/S en stærk fagperson med lederevner og stor erfaring fra fødevareprocesser til at styrke den daglige drift af en virksomhed i vækst og hastig udvikling.

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!