What would your typical day be

Application question: "How do you imagine a working day with us?"

No working day is like the other, but there are work processes and typical activities that have to be carried out on a regular basis. What does the HR manager want with the question "How do you imagine a working day with us?" to reach? For a successful answer, you need to incorporate the following four topics: How well do you know the company? Are you familiar with the advertised position? What is important in this job?

No working day is like the other, but there are work processes and typical activities that have to be carried out on a regular basis.

What does the HR manager want with the question "How do you imagine a working day with us?" to reach? For a successful answer, you need to incorporate the following four topics:




How well do you know ...
  • the enterprise?

  • the advertised position?

  • the professional field? - What is important in this job?

  • the exact requirements that are placed on you?
You need to convince the recruiter that you know what is important for the job and what to expect.

The following 10 questions, help you to better describe your vision of the future working life:
  • preparation: What must be prepared first in the morning?

  • structure: Is your day more spontaneous or is it firmly planned?

  • Teamwork: Do you often have to work independently or are you part of a team?

  • colleagues: How do you work with your colleagues?

  • communication: Can you be reached by phone? When do you read or answer your emails?

  • Areas of responsibility: Do you know what tasks you have to face? Do you set goals? Do you keep track of things?

  • Time management: How do you review the work you have done? Are you working efficiently?

  • time pressure: How do you deal with being under deadline and time pressure?

  • priorities: Do you know which tasks you should do first and which ones are most important?

  • working hours: What are your working hours (flexible or fixed)? Do you spend a lot of time with customers or with colleagues? Should you plan in overtime?
Here are some things to look out for in your answer:
  • Describe confidently what your daily routine will be and what tasks you will cope with.

  • Rest assured that the company will hire you. This makes it easier for you to get used to the situation.

  • Avoid phrases such as "It would be nice ...", "I think ...", "Maybe I could ...", etc.

  • Bring your work experience with you. What was your day-to-day work like, e.g. in your old job or your internship?
tip: You cannot know 100% what your future working day will look like. Nevertheless, you should be completely convinced of your own idea of ​​the daily routine.

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Author: Janina Kotzam


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