Schneider Electric Jean-Pascal Tricoire is a Glassdoor Top CEO

Schneider Electric Jean-Pascal Tricoire is a Glassdoor Top CEO

 June 17, 2021

Schneider Electric Chairman and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire is a Glassdoor Top CEO in France and Canada, based on employee feedback.

Ranked at number two in France and number eight in Canada, Jean-Pascal received almost 100% approval from employees - a testament to Schneider Electric's people-focused culture.

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Read Schneider Electric's top tips for securing a job at the company

If you want to work for a Glassdoor Top CEO, Suzanna Dunstan and Daniela Cardim [pictured above], talent acquisition leaders at Schneider Electric, share their top tips for interview success.

1. Research, research, and more research

It is really important to do your research on the company in terms of business operations, strategy, the industry, and the role itself. Visit the company website, search the company on Google to find relevant news and updates, look for content on core values & culture. Visiting websites like Glassdoor and Indeed can also give you deeper insights into company information, reviews, sample interview questions, Q&A’s, and more!

In addition to researching the company in-depth, it’s also highly recommended to research the interviewers – LinkedIn is a great way to research the profiles and experience of your interviewers and it is perfectly reasonable and even expected that you will know who you are talking to. Doing research will help you be more confident in the company and who you are speaking to!

2. Prepare yourself

Not all interview formats are created equal. Some companies like to use competency and behavioral-based interviews, some prefer formal style, some take a more casual approach. It’s ok to ask what the format of the interview will be beforehand so you can get a sense of how the conversation will unfold.  Whatever the format, go in prepared with research complete, an open mind, and then relax and let the conversation unfold naturally.

3. Storytelling & Authenticity

During the interview, you’re going to talk about something you’ve been close to for your entire life– yourself. Even though you’re talking about yourself, it can be a struggle to answer clearly, quickly, and assertively.

When you are asked a question in the interview, rather than listing off your achievements or facts and figures, think about taking a mini storytelling approach. This means a beginning, middle, and end! Stay succinct – it can be easy to ramble and sometimes nerves may take over so keep your answers to a minimum.  It’s good to structure yourself and go into the interview with 4-5 experiences, strengths & weaknesses, and achievements that you have made in your career in the back of your mind so your answers are prepared beforehand.

However, whatever the interview style and questions you are asked, be yourself and always be authentic. And if you don’t know the answer to a question, don’t make it up! Just say you don’t know, it’s better to be honest.

4. Values and culture matters just as much as your skills & experience

Your skills and experience are what got you here…now it’s time to talk about Values and Culture. The interviewers know how smart you are, they can see your credentials and experience from your resume. While they will be interested to know more, usually by the interview stage, they are more interested in your values, your work style, how you will fit into the culture of the organization, and what you bring to the table that might be different to others. So be prepared to share your experiences but also expect that they will be assessing you for your behavioral and cultural fit for the organization – in other words how your values line up with the company values.

5. Ask questions!

This is your chance to learn more about areas you couldn’t find in your research! What is the company culture? Why is this position open? What are the main targets expected? Are there opportunities for career development?

It always surprising when candidates have an opportunity to ask questions and they don’t have any because this can indicate a lack of interest. On the flip side, you can really impress the interviewers with your questions, as they don’t expect you to know everything about the role but asking intelligent insightful questions is a real indication of your potential.

So, be ready to ask your questions at the end! It’s really important to have some key questions ready about the organization, strategy, role, people, and culture. And don’t be afraid to ask your interviewers about their experiences in the company. Asking questions will show your interest and help you evaluate if the company is the right fit for you and if they align with your values.

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