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Technix is a young, entrepreneurial services provider in the area of employment. We specialize in the recruitment of high-quality technical personnel in the Netherlands. We focus on mediating candidates with a Bachelor Ordinary degree, Bachelor Honour degree or Master degree for jobs from companies in various technical sectors; Equipment and Machinery, High-tech industry, Energy, Oil & Gas, Automotive industry and Industrial Automation

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Ik ben Appel van Randen, deze week begonnen als Technical Recruiter bij Technix.

Ik ben geboren in een ondernemersgezin uit Waalre, en heb vanuit daar een passie meegkregen voor technologische innovatie en wil graag deel uitmaken van dit proces. Na het behalen van mijn Bachelor (gespecialiseerd in Innovation Science), realiseerde ik me dat ik niet direct verder wou met studeren. Hoewel ik het interessant vond om onderzoek te doen naar ontwikkelingen in de techniek en de automatisering van onze samenleving, had ik de behoefte mijn kennis in de praktijk te brengen. Ik krijg er, naast van mijn academische ambities, veel energie van om mijn talent voor het begrijpen van anderen te gebruiken en mensen te adviseren over belangrijke keuzes in hun loopbaan. Bij Technix komen deze belangrijke aspecten uit mijn leven samen.

Als Technical Recruiter krijg ik de kans om wegwijs te worden in de technische sector en ondertussen vele anderen aan te steken met mijn enthousiasme. Bij Technix ga ik technici vanuit Nederland en buitenland werven voor een nieuwe stap in hun carrière. Ik heb er erg veel zin in om samen met Technix te groeien en me te ontwikkelen.

Technix job interview training: 10 Quick tips that will help you get hired!

Technix job interview training: 10 Quick tips that will help you get hired!

Technix is ​​happy to provide that extra boost. Read now which tips will help you when applying for your dream job.

  1. Prepare well. Applying for a job largely consists of preparation. View the website of the company you are visiting and make sure you know what the core business is. Search for your contact person via LinkedIn and make sure that you prepare a number of questions that you want to ask your conversation partner in the interview. Take notes of this and take these notes with you to the interview.
  2. The first seven seconds. Research from the University of New York shows that the first seven seconds are crucial during a job interview. During these first seconds, your conversation partner will get an important first impression from you. So ensure a good (firm, but not too firm) handshake and make eye contact with your conversation partner during this handshake. Make sure you don’t have a bag, laptop or something else in your right hand when you arrive. You need this hand to make a good first impression.
  3. What are your points for improvement? Many applicants don’t know what you say when this question is asked. “Points of improvement? I have never really thought about that.” Or “Sorry, I cannot give you examples” are common answers. So think carefully and very critically about this. If necessary, ask your (former) colleagues to think along with you about this. Knowing your own points for improvement and wanting to work on them sincerely scores many points in an interview.
  4. Dare to ask. Asking questions is important during the interview for the following reasons; You will of course receive answers to questions regarding the position and your future. Another important reason to ask questions is the fact that this shows your interest in the position and the company. For example, ask questions about the training process, your future colleagues and the working hours. This shows that you are already thinking further than just the job interview.
  5. Watch your clothes. Hats, busy shirts and striking bright clothes are usually a NO GO when applying. Make sure your conversation partner is not distracted by your clothing style and eye-catching accessories. Keep your clothing choice neutral and spend enough time on finding the right outfit. If you have doubts about your clothing style, call a friend for advice.
  6. Switch off your telephone. Incoming WhatsApps, text messages, push messages and telephone conversations are indispensable in the life of the smartphone owner. According to research by the British internet company Tecmark, a phone is viewed an average of 221 times a day and the average user receives about 65 messages a day. Therefore, do not switch your phone to silent mode during a job interview, but turn it off. This way you prevent unwanted vibrations / light signals from your bag or pocket and you keep the focus on the job interview. Do not put your phone (even if it is off) on the table but put it away.
  7. Practice your personal presentation. During a job interview you get the opportunity to present yourself. Presenting yourself does not mean that you will only discuss your education and work experience, it is also about you as a person. Start in this presentation phase with a short introduction about yourself. Briefly tell your conversation partner who you are and where you come from, what your hobbies are and tell them about your interests. Keep it personal and make sure that your conversation partner get a positive image of you as a person. You can write down some key words that can help you during this presentation.
  8. Search for current news items from the company. The importance of preparation was discussed in the previous tips. Searching for current news facts about the company where you are going to conduct your job interview is also part of this. Look for interesting information about the company and view the company page on LinkedIn. For example: planned takeovers of the company, but also future goals that the company wants to achieve. Use these news facts to emphasize why you want to work for that company. This shows that you are aware of the most recent developments.
  9. Give examples. Many questions are asked during a job interview. Take the question: What are your strengths? You can easily answer this by saying: “I can work accurately, take responsibility, am social and have a proactive attitude.” Obviously a good answer. But what do you mean by being precise, responsible, social and proactive? This can be different for every person. Therefore give examples of these properties. An example of this is: “A strong characteristic of me is that I work accurately, this is reflected during the audit of my work by our test department. I often receive feedback that my work has been carried out in a very detailed and consistent manner”
  10. Be honest. During a job interview it is important that a relationship of trust is established between you and your conversation partner. It is very important that you are honest. It is possible that the relationship between you and your previous boss was not a great success. Indicate this fairly and do not come up with excuses. Above all, stay yourself and stand behind your own norms and values. Your conversation partner will appreciate your honesty.

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“How a journey of over 3,700 kilometers resulted in a dream job”​

An interview with one of our international employees Ricardo Rico. Ricardo (32) is one of our employees who moved to the Netherlands for his dream job. His journey to this dream job was a special adventure, read his experiences below.


Ricardo: “I was approached in May of this year by Vera Caeyers from Technix. Vera sent me a message asking if I was open for a job in the Netherlands. I was very surprised. I secretly dreamed of living and working abroad from an early age, so I decided to respond to the interview proposed by Vera. Many questions were asked during the online interviews. Vera really wanted to know everything about me, both personal and work related. She asked if I was interested in a job as a mechanical install engineer at a high-tech company in Eindhoven. I was immediately enthusiastic. After the interview everything went quick and very professional. An interview was planned in the Netherlands with one of the Technix’ clients.”

Vera: “We immediately started to book the flight for Ricardo. Ricardo lived in the most northwestern point of Spain in the town of Ferrol. It soon became clear that it was impossible to book a flight at a nearby airport, so we moved to Bilbao airport (journey of 518 kilometers). ”

After a long journey from Ferrol to Bilbao we received a phone call from Spain, Ricardo called: “All flights to the Netherlands have been cancelled, can you see what is going on?!”

It was already around 9 pm and the interview was scheduled for the following day. Soon clarity came: Strikes at the Dutch Railways, just on the days that Ricardo would come to the Netherlands. All incoming flights at Schiphol were cancelled. We called Ricardo again to ask what to do. After a short telephone conversation, two options remained: Returning from Bilbao to Ferrol without interview or get back in the car to the Netherlands for the interview.

Ricardo: “I realized that I wanted to do everything in my power to get this job. So I decided to get in my car and drive to the Netherlands so that I could conduct the interview. Fortunately I arrived on time! ”

Vera: “Ricardo drove through the night, covered a lot of miles and luckily had plenty of time for his interview. The conversation with our client was excellent and after a week we were able to bring him the great news: You have the job! ”

Ricardo: “After I signed my contract with Technix, a number of other matters had to be arranged with regard to integration into the Netherlands. Technix has fully guided me through every step I had to take. For example, they arranged a home for me and I was helped in applying for a social security number, activating a bank account and applying for health insurance.

“I have now been working in the Netherlands for (4) months. I’m having a good time and I can say that I have found my dream job. Living and working in the Netherlands is so well organized, I would recommend it to everyone! ”

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We are proud of this, of Ricardo and his efforts to find his dream job, but also of the fact that he is having such a good time in the Netherlands. We hope this dream job can result in a dream career Ricardo.

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