Interview

Do you have weaknesses? Tips for the job interview

Do you have weaknesses? At some point in the application process, everyone has to deal with the issue of strengths and weaknesses. Our strengths? It's usually easy for us to list some of them. It is different with our weaknesses. Not with our weaknesses in general, but with those that an employer may know about. Which ones do you name and how do you deal with them? Let's take a look at how different people try to overcome this hurdle. Let's start with Mr Stark. During the interview, the personnel manager wants to know: "And Mr. Stark? We have heard so many good things about   . . . > > >
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Weaknesses in the interview

At the interview, the recruiter wants to find out as much as possible about you. This can be done directly, but also in a roundabout way.
You've made it to the interview on time, you think you've cleared the first hurdles well, and then it comes - the dreaded question of all job applicants: "What are your weaknesses?" In your application for this job, you have described your career stages in your CV and expressed your motivation in your cover letter. You have presented your strengths, but how do you formulate the answer to the question about your weaknesses? Now reach for a glass of water, take a very long sip and think desperately about what to say.   . . . > > >
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Collect plus points in the job interview

Why do you go to an interview? To get a job acceptance! Many of you reading this now may be shaking your heads and wondering why we ask such strange questions. There is a good reason for this. Quite simple: Often the job interview is exclusively a self-presentation in which the counterpart (i.e. the personnel manager) does not feel noticed. Sure, as an applicant you should and must advertise yourself. But you must not ignore everything else - and certainly not the person or people you are interviewing.   . . . > > >
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Why you do not get a job

How will a hiring manager judge an application in which the applicant states that a car is "possible but not likely" and as skills "calculator and computer" and "electrical engineering or product design" ? It is unlikely that an interview will take place. It is important to know that this application dates back to 1973 and was written by Steve Jobs (the co-founder of Apple, who died at only 56) after college. Today, this application is so interesting that it is being auctioned off. Steve Jobs had some rules by which he acted. Among them   . . . > > >
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How many sweets fit in a jar?

How many sweets fit in a jar?
"How do you weigh an elephant without scales?" or "How many balls fit in a fridge?"- if you are asked such or similar questions in a job interview, at worst you are speechless and shrug your shoulders. The point behind such questions is that employers want to find out how candidates deal with seemingly unsolvable problems. That is why you get such confused information. You now have to think about what you would do as an employee in your new job if you were faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.   . . . > > >
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No second chance for the first impression?

How do others perceive us and what first impression do we form of others? The first impression is influenced by different perceptions
How do others perceive us and what first impression do we gain of others? The first impression is influenced by various perceptions. We can change some things about ourselves - but we have little influence on other people's perceptions!   . . . > > >
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The telephone interview - often underestimated

Tips on how to successfully complete a telephone interview
You have launched your unsolicited applications and are now expecting a response every day, at best a written appointment for an interview. Just as you are having lunch, your phone rings - a number you don't know. With your mouth full, you answer the phone and mumble into it: "Who's interrupting?" The shock is great when XY, the company you applied to, answers. The lady on the other end   . . . > > >
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No answer after the job interview - When can you follow up?

Should you follow up after an interview?
The interview seems to have gone well, and now the applicant is sitting on pins and needles, eagerly awaiting news from the company to which he or she has applied. At the end of the interview, did the personnel manager say when he would get back to you? Had it simply been "You'll hear from us!"? Or had he perhaps even given a deadline for when the company would get back to you? What can   . . . > > >
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Successfully pass recruitment tests

How do I pass a recruitment test? Read for yourself what different tests there are and how to master them.
A little small talk, a cup of coffee and you've got the job! For some applicants, this is a pipe dream, but in all likelihood it will not come true. In addition to the interview, recruitment tests are often important components that contribute to the decision-making process when it comes to awarding a job. Recruitment tests are conducted in-house, but also often through assessment centres, either in person or   . . . > > >
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Unexpected questions in the job interview

Find the right answers in the job interview
You have prepared well for the interview, have naturally gathered a lot of information about the company and have also prepared yourself to present yourself. Of course you were there on time, are perfectly dressed for the occasion and only minimally nervous. Why should you be? After all, personnel managers are only people like you and me who mean you no harm. As the   . . . > > >
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Dress code at the interview

"What should I wear?" This question affects women and men alike at the job interview.
The date for the job interview is getting closer and not only women are thinking "What should I wear?" Sure - inner values count and professional knowledge. But - there is no second chance for the first impression. You too can make the most of your opportunities - [send us an unsolicited application](https://initiativbewerbungen.com/about/)! Put yourself in the role of a personnel manager. Could you ignore an applicant's unkempt or unsuitable appearance and concentrate only on the application documents? And - would you   . . . > > >
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Preparation for the interview

What to do before an interview
You have reached the first milestone towards your new job and have an appointment for an interview. Congratulations on that! Now it's time to take the next step and prepare properly and efficiently for this appointment. First of all, you should inform yourself comprehensively about the company you want to work for. You will certainly be asked questions in the job interview about the   . . . > > >
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Job interview questions

Trick questions in the job interview
Das Jobinterview, also das Vorstellungsgespräch, birgt oftmals Fallstricke in sich. Der Sinn von Fangfragen & Co. ist es, Sie besser kennen zu lernen und herauszufinden, ob Sie sich in Ihren Bewerbungsunterlagen authentisch und wahrheitsgetreu präsentiert haben. Möglichkeiten für solche Fragen gibt es viele. Es ist unmöglich, alles aufzuzählen, was kommen könnte und man kann sich nie   . . . > > >
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Explain gaps in the CV

Structure of the curriculum vitae
As we all know, the CV is the heart of the application. It provides information about our education, professional career and existing qualifications. The chronological structure of this document makes it easy to see whether there are any gaps between the activities.   . . . > > >
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Is it allowed to lie in the application?

Lies in the curriculum vitae are not only minor cheating, but can even lead to termination of the employment relationship
According to scientific findings, every person lies about 200 times a day. This refers predominantly to "everyday fibs". To the question "How are you?", people will usually answer "Fine", regardless of whether this is true or not. Some things are simply expressed nicely instead of relentlessly honestly. This is how one thanks someone for a terrible gift and feigns joy. Lying means, among other things, knowingly telling the untruth, often to gain an advantage. There are still   . . . > > >
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Tips for the job interview

Well prepared for the job interview
The first stage of your application has been reached: the date for the interview has been set. Now, of course, you want to prepare for it as well as possible. Here are a few tips for a successful job interview: The start of it all is personal preparation - both externally and mentally. Choose your clothes, hairstyle and make-up so that it matches the job. Next to that   . . . > > >
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