FAQ and application tips The most important answers to all questions on the Hanwha Q CELLS application process
Here you can find answers to the most important questions concerning your application at Hanwha Q CELLS
What qualifications do I need?
Of course, this depends on the requirements stated in the job advertisements. Detailed descriptions of the qualifications needed for each job are listed in the respective job advertisement.
How can I apply?
The application process differs from country to country. Please contact your regional/local Human Relations Officer to ask for details. You will find the person in charge in the HR contact area.
What certificates and documents should I enclose with my application?
Any application should always include the following: an informative cover letter, your CV (curriculum vitae), education and training certificates, job references, and any certificates of additional qualifications.
Can I also submit a general application without a specific job description?
A general application without reference to a specific job description is difficult to direct within Hanwha Q CELLS and is therefore not recommended. We kindly request that all applicants refer to a specific job description and/or job number when submitting an application to Hanwha Q CELLS.
What should I pay particular attention to in my application documents?
Your application documents should comprise your covering letter, CV, certificates and references. Applications should be complete and neatly presented. Correct orthography (spelling and punctuation) is essential.
Your letter should be accurate and concise and meet the criteria of a formal business letter. One page is perfectly sufficient.
Letters of application are usually divided into three paragraphs. The first paragraph should contain an explanation of why you are applying. How did you hear about the vacancy? What made you want to apply? Give reasons why you're interested in working for this company in particular.
In your second paragraph you should briefly introduce yourself. State your qualifications, skills and experience which are required according to the job advertisement and fit the job description. Explain what you have to offer. Refer to the specific requirements listed in the advertisement.
In the last paragraph, declare your interest in attending an interview. Offer to send additional references and information on request.
Your CV should summarise your training and career so far and provide an insight into your abilities and aptitudes. It should be up to date, clearly laid out, and not contain any spelling or grammatical errors. It should include the following information: your personal data, your education and vocational training, relevant work experience (previous employment and internships), special skills and experience, your language skills, computer skills and your interests.
Your certificates show the educational and professional qualifications you have and thus augment your CV. Your certificates should be sorted chronologically starting with the most recent one.
What is the selection procedure?
It is very important for us to gain the right employees for all of our job vacancies.
Therefore, the selection procedure is not the same for each position to be filled.
Every applicant will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application within three business days. We then review the application and, as appropriate, invite you to a job interview.
As a general rule, at least two interviews will be conducted with each suitable candidate in which representatives of the relevant department and the HR department will participate. The interviews can be carried out both by telephone and in person.
In addition, for certain positions, other selection procedures will also be applied (e.g. assessment centre, aptitude tests, presentations etc.)
Assuming your application has made a good impression and the company has invited you to an interview, you'll need to get ready for it. Beforehand, study the job advertisement and your application again so that you know exactly what the company is looking for and how you presented yourself. Check the route to the company and the necessary travel time in advance. Allow yourself enough time to arrive calmly – don't forget that punctuality is a sign of reliability. Before the interview, find out about the company. Knowing something about its structure, product portfolio and departments will work in your favour. Make sure your appearance and your dress are appropriate and tidy. Write down the name of your interviewer beforehand and talk to him or her by name. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer and speak loudly and clearly. Act confidently without being overmodest – but don't overdo it! Prepare yourself for the following questions:
Tell us about yourself!
- What interests you about this job in particular?
- How did you learn about this vacancy?
- Why do you think you're suitable for this position?
- Why would you like to work for us?
- Why did you choose this line of work?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What are your salary expectations?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Can I complete vocational training in the company?
Yes, that is why we have founded the Hanwha Q CELLS Academy. The Academy plans, organizes and conducts internal and external training courses based on the needs of the company. In addition, there are many opportunities for development within the company, for example in management and project areas as well as expert careers. All these aspects are discussed, reflected and reviewed in an annual appraisal interview between superiors and individual employees.
Who can I contact with questions about the application?
For questions about your application, our applicants' hotline is available from Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm:
A: HQ Office
TEL +82 (2)729 3904
Hanwha Q CELLS Corp.
86 CheongGyeCheon-ro, Jung-gu Seoul 100-797 Korea
A: EU Office
TEL +49 (0)3494/6699 - 31131
Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
OT Thalheim, Sonnenallee 17-21, 06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany