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Be at your best: Interview Tips
What makes a great candidate? There is no correct answer to this question; however, based on experience the following tips may help you "Be at your Best".
Monday, March 01, 2021
Firstly!, Be Prepared!
What's useful to know?
Gather as much information about Mondelēz International as possible: Start with our website: www.mondelezinternational.com. Check out our history, our brands and our portfolios. Learn about the key people and figures. See what we are talking about on social media!
Ask your Recruiting contact to provide you with the position description and information about the team and department where the vacancy is open.
Show you've done your homework
Prepare specific questions based on the job description and company profile you’ve got (background of the role, team dynamics, culture, expectations, deliverables etc.)
Make notes of your findings and questions that you might discuss during the interview. You can take them with you to the interview.
Be ready to stand out during the interview with your achievements
Make sure your resume reflects your background, career experiences, achievements and personal information you would like to share.
Prepare several different examples from your experience, describing the way you have managed to deliver measurable results and demonstrated relevant competencies.
You can use the STAR model (Situation – Objective/Task – Action – Result + *Learning) when explaining your examples in the interview.
Good answers are only one part of interview success - ground work and solid preparation, beforehand, really pay off!
On the Day of the Interview
Talk positively but honestly about your results, achievements, obstacles and learnings.
Ask for clarification if you don’t understand a question: asking an interviewer to explain or rephrase a question shows good communication skills.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the company and the role – an interview is a two-way process! The interview is also for you to learn about the position and see if it really is for you.
Don’t be late for the interview. Plan your time to arrive early and compose yourself before the interview.
Don’t be afraid to show your passion about the job and the prospect of joining Mondelēz International and working in the team.
Listen to the questions and think about your replies before you speak; feel free to take a few moments, it is completely normal!
Dress for the job. Wear the most formal attire that you would likely need to wear in that position. Show the employer how you could represent their company.
Above all… relax!
After the Interview
After a job interview, it's important to follow up with the hiring manager. The most important step you can take to follow up after a job interview is to thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you and to reiterate your interest in the position.