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7 interview tips from recruiters

Job hunting and interviewing can be a very stressful time in your life and it's important to be well prepared. We connected with a few of our recruiters from Stryker locations around the world and asked them to give us their best tips for job seekers. Here are 7 tips to help you prepare for your next interview with Stryker!

1. Adapt your resume


"Recruiters receive hundreds of applications and resumes/CVs every day. Adapt your resume and application to the job you are applying for, and make sure to be memorable by differentiating yourself from others." - Nathalie, Recruiter in Germany


“Give us an honest and detailed overview about yourself in your application. What’s driving your motivation for Stryker and how do you fit with our company? The more information we have about you, the easier it will be to find the perfect match for you within Stryker. Be self-confident and be yourself! Also, once invited to an on-site interview, you’re almost there and that means you are an outstanding candidate for Stryker." - Torben, Recruiter in Germany


2. Don't forget the basics


"Arrive on time, pay attention to your outfit, be excited, be curious and ask questions! While some of these seem obvious, bringing curiosity and great questions can make the difference." - Alexandra, Recruiter in Germany


3. Focus on your achievements


"Be able to comment on your figures and explain your commercial approach. Always think about specific examples to help illustrate your point."- Cecilia, Recruiter in France

“In the interview, focus on telling us about your achievements rather than just skills. This is a great way to make you stand out and it gives us a deeper insight into your capabilities and talents!” - Sara, Recruiter in Germany


4. Practice by verbalizing out loud


“When preparing for an interview, always identify in advance all examples which can highlight your ability to solve problems and think outside the box. My tip however is in the preparation, people just think about the examples they will talk about, but they don’t actually practice by verbalizing the answer out loud. Very often when we go into the example it doesn’t come out as clear as it did in our head. In an interview, unless you have practiced your examples out loud it can often lack the impact you thought it would have." - Eileen, Recruiter in Ireland


5. Don't be hesitant


"Be proud and open about your achievements in the past and show us that you are as driven as we are to make healthcare better." - Torben, Recruiter in Germany


6. Share something about you (not just your experience)


"At Stryker, it's not always about your experience, it's about your talent and your strengths. When I'm speaking with candidates, I want to hear about what makes you great. Whatever it may be, I want to hear about it." - Laura, Recruiter in the U.S.


7. Do your homework


"My number one tip would be to do your homework and come prepared for the interview. Visit our careers site and careers blog to find out more about our culture and offerings, research the role you're applying for and find out who you will be meeting with prior to the interview - all these things will give you an edge.” - JP, Recruiter in The Netherlands

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to review our recruitment process outline so you know what to expect.


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