How do we recruit?
Our recruitment process is clear and transparent. It’s designed to ensure a close match between your job and your expectations and qualifications. The process of becoming a VIKING begins once you’ve submitted your application online, and we’ve sent a confirmation of receipt. We strive to make the process as quick as possible (approximately 4 to 8 weeks).
The selection process
Our HR department will consider your application based on the scope of the job and the nature of the particular VIKING department offering the job. If we believe that your profile and skills match the requirements, your application will be forwarded for review to the hiring manager. For maximum confidentiality, only employees relevant to the position you have applied for will see your application.
If the hiring manager finds your application relevant for the position, you will be invited for an interview. Most often, we invite candidates to a short, preliminary interview where both parties get a chance to see whether we are a good match.
If everyone is still interested in going forward, you will be invited to a second, more detailed interview. Before the second interview, we may ask you to take printed or online personality and aptitude tests.
At the interview, you will receive feedback on the tests. During the interview process, you will meet the hiring manager and perhaps some of the employees from the department.
Later in the process, and only with your prior consent, we may contact your referees to review the facts from your application or obtain information on your previous performance. We usually only work with references for the top candidate and we only ask questions relevant to the position.
Together with our HR department, the hiring manager will decide on the candidate best matched to the job, and an offer of employment will be sent to the selected candidate.
If we decide not to hire you, we’ll let you know by e-mail or phone. We may, however, like to consider you for other job openings in the near future. Application submissions remain available, therefore, to our recruitment team for six months after submission.