The employer usually interviews between 3 and 10 candidates. They may make their decision after one interview, or conduct further interviews or aptitude tests.
Greetings are followed by an introduction about the job and the company by the employer. Introduce yourself clearly and look everyone in the eye. Before questions begin, you are normally expected to say something about yourself - why you applied for the job and why you think you should be chosen. At the end of the meeting, you have the opportunity to ask any questions that were not answered.
Interviews are generally relaxed. However, do not be surprised if there are silences, as the interviewers may be taking notes.
During the interview, stay calm and speak clearly. Set out what you have achieved, but try not to be over-confident. It is important that you show interest in the position by being active, listening carefully and asking for clarification if you do not understand what the employer means. However, do not interrupt the interviewer. Above all, be honest and do not criticise former employers.
If you are asked to take a psychological or aptitude test, you can take it as a good sign, as it means that you are among the best candidates. You cannot really prepare for the tests; the best thing is to get a good night's sleep and to be honest. Do not try to pretend to be someone you are not.
It is important for the employer to find out about your professional background and capabilities. However, they also want to know about your personality; your strengths and weaknesses; and how your previous employer would describe you. You may also need to describe how you react to stress and deadlines or how you cope with difficult situations.