Ask the recruiter – Sidsel Bråten

Sidsel, a HR Manager in our office in Oslo, Norway, answers frequently asked questions about job interviews at Stralfors.

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Sidsel Bråten, HR Manager in our Oslo office

What do you first see when you look at a resume?
The whole idea behind the resume is to get you to the interview! The first thing we look at is the overall impression and to make sure that you reach the basic requirement we have defined in the job ad. To help us recruiters to administrate the recruitment process we often set a template with questions to fill in. That helps us to keep in track of the process and to sort out between the applications. If there is a template with questions, please fill it in – if you leave out the information, you might be left out. You should keep these simple things in mind; does it look good? Did you include all relevant accomplishments? Spell everything right – read it through many times and also have somebody else go through it for you.

How should I prepare for an interview?
You should definitely do some research about the company and the position. Work through the tasks listed, the skills and attributes in the job ad and be prepared to present yourself through examples. We are not only interested to hear you describe your personality.

May I ask questions during the interview?
Of course! The purpose of an interview is to get to know you and for you to get to know us. This is a chance for us to see if you are the right person for the job and the company. You should always get the information you need to make a decision if this is really what you want to do.

What kind of training and development can Stralfors offer employees?
I would say that Stralfors would give you the training you need for your position as long as you are willing to develop, both as a person and into other positions.