Our Advice for the Perfect Application
We showed interest in your application and you’ll be meeting our teams soon? Here are a few tips to stack the odds in your favor.
THE 6 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW
You will find a wealth of information about our history, business lines and news on our Careers website and Total.com. Understand our ambition, strengths, social and environmental commitments and our strive towards current challenges. Showing our teams that you’re familiar with Total is the best way to show them you are interested in the position.
During the interview, our teams will expect you to tell them where you see yourself in five years’ time. Tell us about the job prospects you have in mind, the geographic or functional mobility opportunities you are interested in, and what Total can do for you (by way of training, for example), as much as what you can do for the Group.
All too often, people skip this step—even though it will help you feel more self-assured when you come in for your interview. You can practice alone or with someone. Rehearse your answers to the questions we are bound to ask (“tell us about yourself”, “why are you interested in this job offer”). Above all, be yourself: We want to know your genuine interests, skills and motivations.
Besides a notepad and pen, ensure that you are prepared with document reference of your resumé (after double-checking it for typos, spelling) and a few examples of your previous work relating to the vacancy. Doing this will help you feel more comfortable during the interview and may bolster your application.
Think about how you’re going to get here and allow for anything that might go wrong (traffic jams, navigation in an unfamiliar area, etc.). Ideally, be here 10 minutes early to catch your breath before the interview. If you are attending a virtual interview, ensure that you clear your schedule at least 10 – 15 minutes before to be able to focus on this interview session.
Be self-confident and enthusiastic when talking about your experience and skills. Show us that we believe in the same values: that you’re as open to the world, keen on teamwork and eager to take initiative as we are. Show the recruiter that you will hit the ground running in your team and have no trouble on-boarding the company’s processes.