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  About Christoph

Allianz - Christoph Senn

Christoph Senn
Allianz Suisse

About Christoph
Christoph's recruiting specialties are legal cost insurance, call center and banking in Switzerland. He has got a background in banking and recruiting experience in executive search through his former work at Credit Suisse. Christoph holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and will soon graduate with a Master’s in Human Capital.

Christoph's most memorable interview
"Once I met a candidate on the ski slope. I hired him for an assistant position a few weeks later. Now he's a senior private banker."

  General questions answered by Christoph

Allianz - General questions

Our recruiter explains it all – starting with general questions about their job and private life.

The average recruitment process at Christoph's Allianz Unit
"The recruitment process usually starts with a first and a second interview, followed by a background screening. Thereafter, the candidate might go through a third step, an online assessment or assessment center."

What should people know about the Allianz Unit you recruit for
before applying?
"People should know about our products and take a look at our internet presence."

Why are you proud to work at Allianz Group?
"Because of the company's good reputation."

What is the most exciting part of your workday?
"The challenging projects and sessions with the line managers."

What are some of your professional interests?
“As a recruiter, I am the line manager’s sparring partner."

How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
"With my family!"

Allianz - General questions quote Christoph

  Application questions answered by Christoph

Allianz - Application questions

Let’s get straight to the point! Here is some first-hand application advice from our recruiter.

What advice do you have for people submitting an application?
"Please send us a complete application, including a witty cover letter."

What is the first thing you look for when you receive an application?
"The CV."

Why should people apply via the Allianz online system?
"Because it's the easiest way to apply at Allianz."

How long does it take for applicants to hear back after applying?
"Usually it takes no longer than one week."

How can an applicant make sure his or her application stands out from the crowd?
"With a witty cover letter and a simple and clear CV."

Is there anything that people should be sure to avoid in their applications?
"Being informal is a 'no-go'. Also an unprofessional picture on the CV should be avoided."

What features or information are you most excited to find in an application?
"The important things (such as personal data, academic achievement and current job) should appear on the first page."

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  Interview questions answered by Christoph

Allianz - Interview questions

Taking the final step: Learn about the tips and tricks for a successful job interview!

Do you have any tips that applicants should keep in mind during their interviews?
"On top of the verbal communication, candidates should concentrate on non-verbal communication during the interview, such as eye contact."

What is the most important thing you want to learn about someone in an interview?
"Their situation-related professional experiences."

How long does a job interview usually last at your Allianz Unit?
"The job interview usually takes one hour."

What are a few of the questions you like to ask your interviewees?
"1. If you could start your career over again, what would you do differently?
 2. Tell me about the best manager you ever had.
 3. What could you have done to improve your relationship with a manager etc."

What should interviewees be sure to mention, even if you don't ask about it directly?
"Sometimes I wish candidates would take notes more often."

In your opinion, what distinguishes a good interview from a great interview?
“For me, a great interview means that after having received the perfect answers from a candidate, there shouldn’t be the feeling that he/she has a 'black spot'.”

Allianz - Interview questions quote Christoph

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