What you need to know about how a typical hiring process will look like at Ericsson.
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In order to continue our recruitment activities and provide candidates with the safest and secure experience, we are currently undertaking interviews virtually.
Here some tips for you to excel your virtual interview during these times.
Please make sure the technology needed is installed and working in advance to your interview, (the link will be included in email). All our virtual interviews are held via Microsoft Teams or Skype. We also recommend you to test your camera & microphone in advance as well as making sure you have tested the internet connectivity.
Prepare your interview space
Whenever possible position your computer and webcam so there’s a blank wall behind you. If that’s not possible, blurring your background it is a good option on Microsoft Teams. Most of us at Ericsson are currently working from home and we understand that finding a quiet space can be challenging. Don’t stress, we are all on this journey together. You can, however, make sure to turn off the television, radio, or other noise before beginning your interview. We also recommend turning off notifications from your computer or phone.
Position yourself to win
Because you won’t have the benefit of a face-to-face connection, awareness of your body language is important to manage in a virtual interview. Sit up straight, maintain the illusion of eye contact by looking at the webcam and not at the image on your computer screen.
It is also important you dress for a virtual interview the same way you would for a face to face interview.
One of the benefits of virtual interviews is that you can have resources around you, so consider having a few note cards at hand that highlight why you’re the right person for the job.
We wish you the best for your interview and please if you are having issues to access your interview virtually please email or call your recruiting contact immediately.
Just getting started
First off, we want to thank you for taking the time to working with us! We suggest you begin your journey by understanding our values, how we do things and why we do things we do.
When you know more about our people story, then we propose you take a look at the type of positions that we have to offer. You can do this by going to jobs.ericsson.com where you will find all positions, we currently have available. You can search by specific titles and/or set location parameters. Don’t worry about selecting the “correct” title, our jobs portal uses Google search logic to help pull in all relevant job roles.
After reviewing the positions, we would hope that you would apply to a specific job, but if you are not ready, or even if you are, you can sign up to receive job alerts about similar job roles. At any time, you can request to stop receiving these alerts.
What happens next?
Our managers and recruiters will review all CVs and make an initial selection. The candidates who best match the criteria for the position will then move on to the next step in the process – the interview.
The time between you submitting your application and the finding out about the interview stages will depend on the number of applicants.
Unfortunately, due to that we often receive a large number of applications we don’t always have the ability to speak to all candidates but please know that we work hard on getting back to you in a timely manner, in person or by email.
For all agencies our there - We can unfortunately not accept speculative applications submitted by agencies.
Tips for your interview(s)
The interview rounds are different depending on what role you are applying for but in general;
Your interview with the recruiter will focus on your behavioral skills. Here, you might be asked domain-specific questions, but we will not go into technical details, as we want to get a broader picture of your technical skill-sets. So, prepare to describe your role in a pedagogical way. If you move forward in the recruitment process, the next step is to meet the manager for an interview.
The second interview with the manager focuses more on your domain-specific skills and how that is related to the open position.
Regardless of whether you have applied for a technical or non-technical role you are always a subject for behavioral-based questions, which means we may ask you questions based upon real-life experiences. For example, “Give us an example of when you took part in a project. Who was involved? What was the project about? Which role did you take? What was the toughest part of the project? What was the result of the project? “
The intent behind these questions is to understand how you acted, behaved, and felt in those situations. Please remember, there are no right or wrong answers, but rather this gives us an opportunity to get to know you better.
First impression matters
The early bird catches the worm! And, when it comes to first impressions, this is especially true.
An interview with us is either face-to-face or via Skype. If your interview is over Skype, please make sure Skype for Business is downloaded on your computer/ laptop/ tab/ mobile and test that your microphone is working fine. You can log in without a Skype Account. However, you need to download the software and attend the meeting through the link attached in the interview invitation email.
If you have a face-to-face interview with the manager, they will meet you at the reception/lobby. Please sign in at the reception or service desk for entry.
No matter how hard you prepare and take the earlier train life can throw hurdles sometimes. That is more than ok. We understand – we have all been there, waiting for that train to arrive, only for it to be canceled. Just make sure that you know who you are going to meet and please contact the concerned person and inform in advance if you know you are going to be late for the interview due to some reason.
Know thy self
Perhaps not in the Shakespearean sense but if you are well prepared, you will be able to relax more and just be yourself. So here are a few tips on how you prepare before going into an interview:
- Revisit your CV and prepare to speak about your current role, noteworthy projects, etc.
- Read the job ad again before attending an interview. That way you can get a good understanding of what competencies and skills are desirable for the role.
- Prepare answers on how your skills and competencies fit the specific role. For instance, ask yourself: where do you fit the criteria perfectly, do you have any gaps and what other relevant skills do you have to bring to the table.
Something you can be sure about is that we will ask about your strength and weaknesses. Therefore, start to think about what personal and professional skills you possess, but also the one you would like and need to develop.
- Finally, prepare a few questions for yourself. You have heard it before, this is not just a one-way street. Ask us questions about the role, our benefits program or any of the areas which matter the most to you.
Good luck and remember – be yourself! We welcome diverse people, each of whom brings different viewpoints and skillsets to the table. That’s our strength, and that’s the way we want it to be because we believe that with the right mix of people, innovation happens. So, go ahead and just be yourself!
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