Preparing for Interviews

Interviews can be a challenging experience. Here are some guidelines to help you prepare.

When planning your travel, make sure your arrangements will allow you to arrive at EUMETSAT well before the interview start time.

Dress smartly, but wear something you are comfortable in.

Interviews are conducted in English. At the interview you will need to show that you are able to conduct business efficiently in English, so try to practise a little beforehand if English is not your first language. You may also be asked about your other language skills if you have indicated them on your application.

Re-familiarise yourself with your CV and work experience so you can recall and explain how your skills and experience would enable you to succeed at EUMETSAT.

Relax and be yourself; interviews can be stressful, but EUMETSAT’s interviewers will be open and approachable and wanting to meet the real you.

Be honest about your achievements; everyone has had negative work experiences. It is important that you show how you have learned and grown from them, rather than not mentioning them at all.

Give concise answers to the questions put to you but, at the same time, try to avoid giving just ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. Remember in your answers to focus on the specific role that you played in an activity, rather than only talking about the team or ‘we’.

Be prepared to demonstrate that you have researched EUMETSAT and are aware about what we do.

Think about questions that you would like to ask us. Remember, the interview is not just about us getting to know you, it is also an opportunity for you to find out as much as possible about EUMETSAT and the role you are being interviewed for.

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