Startups and employment: the most frequently asked questions in interviews

An interview is the first real contact between the candidate and the recruiter. After having convinced him/her with your application documents, the HR specialist would like to get to know you personally and put you to the test. It should be noted that it is not only about your professional skills, the HR manager also wants to test to what extent your profile matches the startup’s expectations.

If you are wondering how you will be able to pass this long-awaited interview in startups such as Brandquad, we tell you everything!

Tell us about yourself

This is usually the first question asked during the interview. As it is a rather vague question, take the opportunity to talk about the highlights of your career and provide personal information. It is not necessary or advisable to go into detail, but the interviewer will be curious about you not only as an employee, but also as a person. As in a normal conversation, do not hesitate to talk about your family, hobbies, how long you have been in your current position, etc.

Why are you so interested in our startup?

Make it an opportunity to show your knowledge of the startup, its history, vision, principles and values. Explain how you will fit into this overview and how your qualifications match the position.

What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?

This is an ideal opportunity to highlight your profile and list your qualifications. Clearly describe the highlights of your career and education. In addition to technical skills, the most important personal characteristics are mentioned, such as punctuality, reliability and willingness to learn. It is also useful to state that you are seriously interested in the position.

What languages do you speak? What are your assets for joining an international team?

Startups generally bring together radically different profiles that often come from several countries, as is the case for Brandquad, the Russian start-up recently established in France. This question will be an opportunity for you to highlight the international dimension of your profile and for this, all means are good: internships or trips abroad, interest in sports or activities specific to a country, parents of foreign origin, etc…

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