The basics about selection procedures for job openings
If you have time, read all the tips for selection procedures and job interviews here. If not, then read the following sentence:
The selection procedure is not about finding the best candidate
but the one who is suitable for the particular job.
Employers are not searching for the candidate who can list the highest qualifications, widest range of skills and longest experience, but for the one who has exactly those skills and practical experience that will be needed to do the job well.
They want someone motivated, but that does not mean desperate and ready to take any offered job. The optimal candidate will be someone who, even from a choice of ten different job positions, would be happy to pick the job they are offering.
There are no perfect personal characteristics to fill a job vacancy, because a good team consists of different people who complement each other. Employers hope to find someone who will fit well into their team and environment. They hope for someone they can get along well and enjoy working with.
They have a lake, and they seek for the right sort of fish for that lake.
My tip: Invest time into information research
Do in-depth research about the employer, the vacancy, and the team you would be working with, so that you know which of your skills, attitudes and experiences are relevant to the job. Before the interview, you can prepare some examples of achievements and interests that prove your competence and motivation for that particular job. It will then be easier for you to remember and mention them during the interview.
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