In this article, we informed you about recruitment criteria, job qualifications, how to act during job interviews and the best outfits for job consultations.


Nowadays, lots of college students are looking forward to doing internships while their education life. Internships, part-time jobs can be specified in lots of areas such as marketing, business development, manufacturing and IT. Companies and employers seek for some skills and qualifications from students that match with their current businesses.

First of all, before the interviews, students apply to several corporations from career websites. This application needs a CV and some firms might ask for a motivation letter to demonstrate your purpose of the application. When your application form reaches the company, they check your education history, work experience, skills, projects, organizations that you are involved in, certificates that you have obtained, languages and interests. The reason that they do this process is that is this student eligible to work with us, is he or she got enough skills and qualifications to work in a team? Please do not forget to add Erasmus Student Network in your CV’s “Organisations” or “Volunteer Work” part forwhy it is the biggest student associate in Europe. By adding ESN to your CV, add your recent and past roles in ESN by justifications. During your ESN Career, you acquire soft skills from workshops and training events such as leadership, crisis management, communication, negotiation and furthermore. Adding these abilities will boost your CV’s visibility. By the way, please do not forget to check out our “How to prepare a CV and Motivation Letter” article to improve your competence rate!



Firstly, an effective recruitment criterion starts with sufficient personnel. Recruiters should know about recruiting processes, they need to consider applicants with strategic abilities and functional aspects. Students or applicants usually do their interviews with talent recruiters, human resources managers. After passing some crucial tests and interviews, companies may call back applicants to interview with department managers. This clarifies that the human resources team has seen a promising future from the nominees and a more detailed examination needed from the areas that they have applied for.


Let’s assume that you have passed all stages before an interview and right now you are in the critical part, the interview. The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most valuable one according to the searchers. It is always significant to dress appropriately for a job interview because it might be interviewers first judgment on you. According to the researchers, there are some sorts of interviews, for instance, “Business Interview”, “Business Casual Interview”, “Casual Interview”. In a business interview, men usually wear a suit jacket with a shirt and tie, for women, a blouse and dress pants could be a perfect combination. Besides, during a business casual interview, smart casual clothing is the best option for you and smart casual is defined as a neat and conventional style that is close to formal but more relaxed outfit. Furthermore, in a casual interview, you can go with relaxed-fit khakis, dark-wash jeans, and a nice top.



Apart from clothing, you need to be aware of what to do during an interview. Your qualifications and skills are only a part of what the hiring manager is looking for when conducting an interview. It relies largely on how you act at the interview, what you do, what you say, and how you say it. Firstly, a great entrance and a handshake will give to the employers that you are confident, you know why you are here. Besides, a good introduction of yourself will add more points to your interview record. Often, your tone of voice says more than your sentences do. You may talk about a subject that you do a lot, but when if it does not speeches like you, then you will not inspire the interviewers. As well as your tone of voice, body language has an enormous impact on your interview profile. Your true reflections and attitude can be reflected in body language. The best way to portray good body language is to approach the interview with a positive attitude. It makes you appear more confident, comfortable, smile more and appealing. Last of all, answer your questions wisely. If you did not understand the question, you would ask for clarification. If employers ask a critical question, try to be honest while answering your questions. If you believe that you are lacking a critical skill, tell the interviewers that you couldn’t use the skill yet, but you are eager to learn. Please take notes during the interview and do not forget to ask questions after the interview forwhy they will consider that you want this job and open-minded.



In the end, we hope that you learned some techniques about what to do before and during job applications and job interviews. Stay tuned in for more to come from ESNinBusiness articles, thank you!


Written by Deniz Özgünay