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Application, CV and interview tips

Applying for a job at Hays is not difficult, but you should ensure you allow enough time to prepare your application.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions and CV and interview tips before you apply.

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How long after applying for a job with Hays can I expect to receive a reply?

We strive to acknowledge all applications, whether successful or not, within two business days. From time to time, due to the volume of applications, this can take longer and we encourage you to call us directly to discuss your interest in Hays.

Can I apply for jobs in more than one country at a time?

We do support mobility across all regions both national and international level however our expectation is that you communicate all of your applications with the Internal Recruitment team or Operations Directors during your initial conversations with us. This enables us to manage your application effectively.

How many interviews will I need to attend?

The number and style of interviews you will be required to attend may vary depending on the level of the job you are applying for. Typically you can expect four interviews with Hays Belgium.

How long after attending my interview will I find out if my application has been successful?

When you attend an interview with us we will manage your expectations and communicate the approximate duration in which your interview process will take. At any point you are welcome to discuss your application and progress with our Internal Recruitment and/or Operations teams.

If I’m not successful in applying this time around, can I apply for a job with Hays at a later date?

If you are initially unsuccessful we will provide thorough feedback on your performance and discuss what steps you should take to support your success in the future.

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Useful CV and interview tips

Go for a traineeship at the leader in recruitment

The world today is made by the people of tomorrow. That is why Hays invests strongly in training and supervising trainees.

We choose to invest in the future because of our ambition and passion for people. With our expertise and broad network, we make the difference for clients and candidates, but also for our own people. If you choose for an internship or a traineeship at Hays, you will become fully part of the team and therefore deserve your place between our consultants. This will be the ideal springboard for your career. Do you want to get acquainted with the world of a recruitment consultant and how they screen candidates in order to make the right match? Or are you more interested in marketing, because you like to organise events and launch new projects? This is all possible at Hays Belgium. Trainees will receive a good dose of responsibility in combination with proper guidance. An instructive and enterprising internship is a win-win for both parties, right?

What do we expect from you?

The person we are looking for is a team player and a real multi-tasker with a good dose of curiosity. You attach great importance to punctuality and are always honest and professional.

At Hays you can go for a traineeship as a Recruitment Consultant in one of our 8 offices, choose a Marketing traineeship in Ghent or Antwerp or opt for a traineeship in Finance or Administration in our Central Offices in Kortrijk. Go through our vacancies to check if the internship is available. Do you know someone who is interested in an internship at Hays? Send us his or her details and receive a gift voucher.

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