The interview is an excellent opportunity for you, as a jobseeker, and Skanska, as a company, to get acquainted with each other. Here are some tips that may be of help to you before, during and after the interview.
We believe that it is important to be open and honest. Consequently, we expect the same from those whom we interview.
We want to know about your particular strengths, since we are convinced that you will grow best in an environment that you like and in a position that suits you, in particular. Therefore, you should take some time to reflect on your qualities and the areas in which you excel prior to the interview.
Before coming to the interview
Think about what you can offer and how to accentuate your strengths. Having a clear picture of what you can offer, facilitates our assessment of where you will fit best in Skanska. Certain questions are almost always asked during interviews, not just at Skanska. Consequently, it may be a good idea to think about how you would answer the following questions:
- Why have you applied for a job at Skanska?
- What do you know about our operations and what do you like about them?
- What particular competency or background do you have that makes you suitable for the position?
- Can you provide some examples of your working within a team or managing a team?
- Provide one example of when you were in an extremely stressful situation. How did you handle it? What was the outcome?
During the interview
- Be yourself.
- Try to provide specific descriptions of results. Skanska’s interviewers want to know your perception of a specific success or failure. Some interviewers may ask you to provide concrete examples of your accomplishments that you are particularly proud of, how you solved problems, what you learned from difficult situations and how you developed
- Do not be afraid of asking the interviewer to clarify any question that you do not fully understand.
- Ask any questions you may have about Skanska and the position.
- It is quite normal to be feeling nervous! Remember that at some point, even the interviewer himself/herself has been in exactly the same situation as you now find yourself.
- Before you leave the interview, you should have found out about the next step in the process – ask about it, if the interviewer does not mention it.
- Last but not least: Try to relax and have fun!
After the interview
You will always receive personal feedback after an interview at Skanska. The time that this will take may vary, depending on the type of position and the number of applicants we interview.
References may be required after your interview, when you proceed to the recruitment process. Think about who you wish to submit as a reference and remember to tell them that we may call.
If you do not get the job, you are welcome to ask for feedback on what it was that made you unsuitable for the position.