Yes, job interviews will be conducted as usual. However, the conversation takes place digitally via MS Teams or Skype .
For the digital interview, a normal computer or laptop with an Internet connection is sufficient. A microphone is also required.
A tip from us: Have a glass of water at the ready in case the discussion takes a little longer.
It is up to you whether you turn on the webcam of your computer or laptop. The recruiters and the managers of the departments use a webcam to give you a more personal feeling. That's why we also recommend a video transmission. However, the use of the webcam has no influence on the selection of personnel.
No, we use the programs in such a way that you can open them in a current browser via our link.
Please click on the link for the Teams or Skype call that we sent you via email shortly before the appointment. We then start the conference at the agreed time. It is best to keep an eye on your phone, as we will call you in case of technical problems.
A digital interview is rather unusual for some applicants. Therefore, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the situation in advance. In terms of content, the digital interview is no different to an on-site interview.
When making a video call, the background is an important detail. If the background is too bright (e.g. because of a window), you cannot be seen properly. The picture also shows objects such as shelves or pictures. Therefore, you should check what is visible in the background before the interview.
Daylight can change the lighting conditions during the conversation unfavorably due to the changing sunlight or clouds. For this reason, it is best to use artificial light. Several light sources in the room are optimal. The light should not come too strongly from behind, so please do not position the camera facing a window, as you will not be recognizable.
Nevertheless, we are not looking for lighting experts, which is why your personality and expertise make the difference and not lighting and technology!
In general, you should wear what you feel comfortable in and what you would wear at an appointment on site. Be aware that detailed patterns in clothing fabric can lead to unwanted image effects, so it’s best to avoid wearing these.
Don't panic about technical problems, everything can be solved! Feel free to let us know if something is not going well and ask should there be anything you didn’t understand.
Don't forget to look directly into the camera from time to time, as this is the 'direct eye contact' during the video call. Also pay attention to your hands and body language during the conversation.
In addition to the digital interview, we also use other selection procedures that are online-based. This includes topics such as technical questions, language skills, personality, short questionnaires or online assessments. However, we use these tests very specifically and only for certain positions.
On-site assessments take place only occasionally and depending on the current corona situation or recommendation of the RKI.
You can prepare for this type of recruitment test or online assessment with professional knowledge. Create a quiet environment for this. The time of the processing is up to you, but usually there is a desired end date for the processing. The online assessment is not about determining whether you are doing well or badly – it is to assess whether the position is the right fit based on the given framework conditions and requirements.