Got questions regarding the application process? Here you can find the answers! During our application and selection process we use standardized criteria – keeping it objective and fair.
Henkel Application & Selection
We are looking for people who excel in the following areas:
We are looking for employees who share our vision and our values. In particular, we are looking for people who excel in the following areas:
- Initiative & Determination to Achieve
- Decisiveness & Risk Taking
- Driving Change & Innovation
- Perspective & Judgment
- Convincing & Influencing
- Coaching & Developing People (for jobs with personnel responsibility)
Applying for a job always involves taking some risk. But we want you to feel as good as possible about your application process with us, which is why we want to let you know what to expect.
Our employees contribute to the company’s success with their own individual performance. We value know-how and encourage a competent work approach. We are looking for employees who inspire with their talent and passion. Does this sound like you? Then apply now, and let’s get acquainted during the application and selection process. We are open to answering any questions you may have and want to have open communication on equal footing. To get to know you as quickly as possible, we currently only accept applications online. Read more about the steps you’ll need to take here.
For job starters, professionals and executives: Application for a long-term position
Step 1: Online Application
To start, you can send us your comprehensive online application through the Henkel job portal. You will need your CV – preferably as a PDF file. Please make use of the option to upload any other relevant documents (e.g., certificates, an overview of your grades). This way we’ll have all necessary documents in one place, to help us make our decision. In case you have a LinkedIn profile, you can comfortably import your data with just one click. A letter of motivation can also be attached optionally.
Step 2: Phone / Video Interview
After a first screening, we would like to get to know you during a telephone interview or a video interview. We will talk about your career history and your goals. You will also get more information about Henkel and the position that has to be filled.
The video interview will not be live, and you may choose the right timing, set up and atmosphere. We kindly ask you to perform the video interview within the next five working days. Please note that your participation is voluntary.
Step 3: Interview
During the interview with your future managers, we’ll discuss some more in-depth topics, like your professional experience and your goals. You can ask more questions you may have about the position, your future team and career opportunities. Depending on the position, there might be a second interview.
Step 4: Optional Online Test
Depending on the position you apply for, we might also ask you to complete a structured online test after the first interview round. This test provides us with even more insights about your personality, your preferences as well as your cognitive abilities.
Step 5: Job Offer
If you impress us and we think you are a match for one of our open positions, you will receive a job offer. In turn, if you agree with our values and are looking for a great career opportunity, we hope you’ll accept the offer.
Score at Henkel
We want you to know what you can expect and how you can score with your application. For this reason, we gathered a few tips as well as some Do’s and Don’ts for you.
How to get your CV noticed
Prevent typical pitfalls
Talk about significant stages of your life/career in your CV with additional bullet points. That is how you can show off your work experience, areas of activity and responsibilities. As a rule of thumb: the CV should be two pages maximum. Save space, by critically assessing what information about yourself you would like to present. An additional third page with further personal information is not necessary.
Significance is meaningful. Explain the single positions within your professional career with a few bullet points, which explain your tasks and responsibilities. Often, especially abroad, the job title does not clearly explain the area of operation.
Structure your CV and present your competencies very clearly. Do not extend it to more than two pages and choose a readable font and font size of at least 11 point.
Exaggerating or lying
This will be detected and in the worst case, it is a crime.
Tips for your application
7 tips for your online application
Typical pitfalls during the telephone interview
Checklist for the job interview
Score with accuracy
Please create your documents carefully and watch out for spelling mistakes.
Use a serious email address in the format firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject line is important
Please always attach the reference number and name of the position.
Consider the size of the upload file
In our job portal you can upload files with a size of up to 5 MB. Please make sure to resize your documents by reducing the resolution.
Please combine all documents into one PDF in the following order: letter of motivation, CV and additional documents (references, credentials and certificates).
Commitment pays off
Write and design your letter of motivation in a way that’s unique to you. Experienced HR employees can easily detect copied, standard phrases.
Proofread first, then send it out
Please check your online application and documents very thoroughly before sending.
Answering the phone in any situation
Choose a quiet surrounding. If you happen to be on the road, just call back later.
Speaking too fast
Take your time, even if you’re nervous, to speak clearly and slowly.
Not knowing your own documents
It is expected that you have a good overview of your application documents and the statements you made in your application.
Not asking any questions
Ask questions and show that you are interested.
- Confirm the appointment?
- Clothing chosen and prepared?
- Journey planned with additional buffer time?
- Name of the contact person memorized?
- Phone number of the contact person noted?
Prepare the content
- Knowledge of your application documents?
- Gathered information about the company?
- Know personal strengths and weaknesses?
- Questions of your own?
- Personal questions documented?
Learn more about your future at Henkel
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