Henkel Application & Selection
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.
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 résumé – preferably as a PDF file. In case you have a LinkedIn profile, you can comfortably import your data with just one click. A cover letter 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 or video interview and ascertain your suitability and experience. We will talk about your career history and your goals. You will also get more information about Henkel and the position.
Step 3: Interview
During the in-person 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 Case Study
Depending on the position you apply for, we might also ask you to participate in a Case Study specific to the role. study provides us with insights into your style, approach and outcomes.
Step 5: Job Offer
If we both believe we are a good fit 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 up for a great career opportunity, we hope you’ll accept the offer.
Your application – How to stand out
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 write for personnel managers
- Prevent typical pitfalls
Talk about significant stages of your life/career in your résumé with additional bullet points. That is how you can show off your work experience, areas of activity and responsibilities. The best way to stand out is to highlight your key achievements for each role. Save space, by critically assessing what information about yourself you would like to present and include the location you are looking to work.
The central theme is missing
Add a central theme to your résumé. Document your professional career clearly and without any gaps. Check critically, if side jobs and additional qualifications meet the job requirements.
Explain your professional career with a few bullet points, which outline your tasks and responsibilities. Give an overview of your role as sometimes the Position Title does not reflect what you truly do.
Structure your résumé and present your competences very clearly. Do not extend it to more than two pages and choose a readable font and font size of at least 11 point.
Tips for your application
- 6 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.
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.
Interrupting the other person on the phone
Do not interrupt and always stay respectful and let the other person finish their sentences.
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?
Be convincing in the interview
- Be respectful and self-confident!
- Open body language!
- Speak loudly and clearly!
- Listen carefully! - Prevent monologues!
- Do not interrupt your interview partner!
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