Basic tips to make a good impression

  • Be sure to be appropriately dressed for your interview
  • A basic level of Catalan can go a long way. Simply knowing how to say hello, thank you or have a nice day could work in your favor. The local councils offer free courses.
  • Try to maintain eye contact for 90% of the interview and be aware of your hand gestures and body language.
  • Always smile.
  • Always be at least five minutes early.

Useful ice breakers for Networking events

  • Hey, aren’t you friends with…?
  • What did you think of the speaker?
  • Talk about the current news

Typical interview questions

  • What are your top 3 strengths?
  • What are your 3 main weaknesses?
  • Why are you interested in working for this company?
  • Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? And in 10?
  • Why do you want to leave your current job / why did you leave your previous job?
  • What can you offer us that other candidates can’t?
  • Are you available to travel?
  • Describe yourself to me with 3 adjectives
  • Do you consider yourself a leader or a follower?
  • Do you have any questions?

Prepare relevant questions to ask during or after the interview

  • What promotion schemes do you have in place to act as an incentive for staff to stay?
  • What career opportunities are there in this company?
  • Are there regular meetings with staff and employers?
  • What is the organization’s plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in?
  • What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
  • Can you tell me about the team I will be working with?
  • Could you describe a typical first assignment?