A few of us at Academy Cube interviewed experts in recruiting and HR to find out what is really important to know when completing your next set of job applications and interview. Here, you will find out what recruiters really think, what skills are important to have as an applicant in today’s business world and what other aspects are important to land a great job.
This is the second interview in our series “How to Get Recruiters to Pick You” with Sarah, HR Recruitment Consultant at SAP. Read the previous interview with Sarah, HR Recruitment Consultant at SAP!Source: iStockphoto
Please introduce yourself and briefly explain your roles.
Margit, Senior Recruitment Consultant
What do you like about your job?
I like that it is very communicative and versatile.
The fact that I can sometimes even go to universities or colleges, for example to fairs, is very exciting.
What personal qualities should talents have in order to fit in your company?
What are the absolute no-gos when applying for a job there?
Are grades or marks from classes in school or at university still important or are job references more important?
Both are important, since the whole package is being evaluated
Do applicants with a master’s degree have better chances than those with a bachelor’s degree?
It depends on the job profile. We are looking for candidates with either a bachelor´s or a master’s degree.
What are the most common mistakes one can make during a job interview?
What was the strangest thing that an applicant has ever said or done in an interview?
Once a candidate stood up and left the interview after ten minutes. Since it was clear to him that it wasn´t what he was looking for, he just broke off the conversation.
What is the starting salary for an academic in your company?
The exact amount of the salary depends on the degree and the business area.
What advice would you give to an SAP applicant?