Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have collected questions that frequently puzzle job seekers. Read below our consultants’ replies and tips on how to succeed in seeking job.

How to make a convincing application?

The purpose of application is to convince the employer of your know-how and fitting to the open vacancy. Employer is interested why you would be the best option for the particular job in question. Hence, you should make clear your strengths for the job, bring forth your interests and tell about things that motivate you. Formulate your application carefully and pay attention to grammatics and proper style of writing. Remember also to address the application to a certain person or to a particular job. There can be hundreds of applicants for the same job, so do your best to write an application that stands out in a positive way.

Is an open application worth sending?

Yes, it is. First you should check out the vacancies open just in case there is something interesting for you. Employers review open applications all the time. In your open application, you should tell what kind of job you are interested in and what motivates you in professional life.

How can I improve my chances to get into a job interview?

Potential applicants are always invited based on applications. Thus, it is very important to pay effort in formulating your application and carefully complement it with every detail that might be essential for the employer. Accurately formulated application helps employer to estimate your skills and strenghts for the job you are applying.

Should I apply even if I do not meet all the requirements lined in the announcement?

If you meet at least half of the required qualifications, you definitely should apply. If you manage to make your way to job interview you can tell more about your strenghts and what motivates you in the job in question.

There are empty periods in my CV. What is the best way to tell about my skills that are not included in the CV?

People who have completely solid CV and uninterrupted career path are very rare. If you have a lot of short term jobs or empty periods in your CV you can tell about reasons behind them. Even in periods of unemployment you can improve your skills and knowledge. You should bring up things that you have done to develop yourself, like courses, networking or voluntary work. Recruiters are also people and we understand different life situations. The main thing is that you are able to show what you have learned and how you can use that in professional life.

How does the recruiting process proceed after I have sent my application?

After you have sent your application you immediately receive a confirmation letter that we have received it. After this, the employer will have your application for his / her closer examination. Applicants with most potential are called to interview based on applications. We in Qverk encourage all of our client organizations to communicate all applicants how the recruiting process proceeds, but we cannot quarantee personal contact in every situation.

How do I know when the search period ends? Is it possible to apply after the search period?

The last day to apply is announced in the job announcement. In some occasions announcement is removed before the search period ends. This is because a suitable employee is already found, or a sufficient amount of quolified candidates is invited to proceed the recruiting. Usually applications are already examined during the search period, so it is recommended to apply immediately as you see an interesting announcement. Applications arriving after the search period are not taken into consideration.

Are you using personality tests in interviews?

Short personality tests that candidate carries out as part of an interview or after it, are used occasionally. It is possible to test some qualities, such as conscientiousness and outgoingness, by testing.

How can I do well in an interview?

An interview is a nerve breaking situation for many people. However, you should not stress about it too much. Careful preparation halves the stress. Before an interview revise the company’s main features and rehearse the things you want to say and ask in the interview where you have an opportunity to tell more about your CV and clarify your competences.
Remember that body language, gestures and faces you make reveal very much about you. Do not swing your legs, scrabble your hair or bite your lip, even if you are nervous. Instead, listen what you are asked and form your answers without rush. Be also honest in your answers. Prepare also for surprising questions. Interviewer may want to test your language skills by changing the language without warning, for example. You get the most out of you well rested and prepared.

If I am not chosen to the job after the interview, am I still able to apply other jobs through Qverk?

Yes, you can and we recommend to be active. Even a top applicant does not necessarily succeed when there is plenty of qualified candidates applying the same job. Active search and determined attitude can bring you a job next time.

Did we answer all your questions?

Please contact us if you have anything to ask about Qverk’s processes.