Interviewing at ASML: Tips and tricks
Discover how we conduct interviews at ASML, as well as tips and tricks that will help you make a lasting impression during your interview and set you up for success.
At ASML, we value creativity, diversity and fresh ideas, so during the interview stage we encourage you to show up fully as yourself. Applying and interviewing for a new job can be stressful but with the right preparation you can confidently tackle anything. On this page you’ll find useful information about how we conduct interviews and how to best prepare for them.
If you’re looking for your next career challenge, you can browse jobs at ASML to discover the right position for you. But before you do that, make sure you consider your skills, your talents and your career aspirations.
The application process
Preparing your resume
Start by revamping your CV. Keep it clear and concise. Make sure it illustrates your strongest experiences and talents. Include your professional and academic achievements, and if needed include your portfolio. When listing your competencies, make sure to prepare concrete examples of how you applied your talents and skills in your current or past roles.
Finding the right vacancy
Focus on finding the job opening that best matches your background and aspirations. But beyond that explore the many teams within ASML and discover which one is aligned the most with the way you enjoy working. Read the job description carefully and see how it matches with relevant experiences in your resume.
Did you find a job that matches your skills and ambition? Hit the apply button and submit your resume via the ASML career portal. Once you successfully submit your application, you’ll receive an email confirmation. You can always log in to your candidate portal to view the status of your job application.
After you submit your application, our Talent Acquisition team will carefully review your profile. If there is a match, we’ll contact you for a first introduction.
Tips from our recruiters
“Good preparation before any interview is key. It’s not about having a super polished answer to all the questions but preparing responses for some questions in advance will help you build confidence. It will also decrease any anxiety that may impact your performance during an interview.”
The interview process
Your first interview
If your resume matches the job requirements and your application is selected, you’ll be invited to your first interview at ASML. The interview process will vary depending on the job you’re applying for, as well as the region. The first interview is usually a virtual meeting where we discuss your educational and professional experience, as well as your motivation for applying.
In preparation for your interview, we recommend that you learn more about ASML by browsing our website, connecting with us via our social media and reading relevant articles. In addition, you can learn more about life at ASML and what our different departments do.
Your second interview
If you’re invited to continue with the interview process, you may be asked to complete a talent exploration questionnaire before your second interview. The outcome of the questionnaire is purely used as a conversation starter. During the second interview, we focus on your drivers, your ambitions and how you match with the ASML culture. This interview typically takes place on-site, giving you a chance to meet in person with your interviewers and get a feel of our work environment.
Evaluate and decide
Following the interview process, it’s time for both sides to evaluate and decide. After careful consideration, the team will make a decision and notify you as soon as possible. The same goes for you, how did you experience the interviews? Are you excited to join us?
Getting an offer
If the interviews are successful and both sides are excited, we’re ready to make you a job offer. Depending on the country you are applying in, a pre-employment screening may be part of the hiring process. In case you’re not selected, we’ll provide you with feedback, as soon as possible.
Tips from our recruiters
“Do some research. Prepare questions on the role and its responsibilities beforehand. This will give you a better understanding of the position and shows the interviewers your motivation and interest for the specific job.”
“Make sure to listen carefully to the questions. What is it exactly that the interviewer would like to know? Make sure to answer in a comprehensive and concise way. It’s ok to ask a clarifying question, to take some time before responding, and even to admit that you don’t know something. Authenticity will make you stand out and better connect with the interviewers.”
Read our most frequently asked questions about interviewing with ASML.
Applying for a job at ASML
How do I apply for a job at ASML?
Who will review my job application?
When will I hear back after I apply for a job at ASML?
Until when can I apply for a job listing that does not have an expiration date?
Can I apply for more than one job at ASML?
What is the status of my job application?
After you have filled out the online application for a job at ASML, you will see an option to create a personal profile in the career portal. After creating a profile, you can log in and view the status of your job application.
What does it mean if my application status is "closed"?
What is the main language spoken at ASML?
Our company’s main language is English. We are proudly culturally diverse, with 120 different nationalities working together as one.
Can I visit ASML before I apply for a job?
ASML organizes several events each year for students and professionals that take place at our various locations around the world. Check out our career events to find an event that matches your interests.
How do I request accessibility accommodations during the application or interview process?
ASML interview process
What is the ASML interview process like?
The ASML interview process will vary depending on the job you are applying for as well as which country you are applying in. Generally, however, you may have two or more interviews for a job at ASML. The first interview, which takes place with the position’s hiring manager and a member of the team, assesses your background, skills and compatibility with the team.
If you are invited for a second interview, you may be asked to complete an online assessment that should be submitted before the interview takes place. The second interview takes place with a project leader, architect or different team member. You may also be invited to a third interview with the human resources (HR) department. If all interviews are successful, you will then receive a job offer from HR.
When will I receive an invitation for my interview?
The ASML recruitment department will send you an email that includes information about the location, date, and interviewers once the interview has been planned.
I've been asked to complete a talent exploration questionnaire for the job I've applied for. What is it and how much time do I have to complete it?
When will I hear back after my interview?
I did not receive a QR code or online meeting link for my interview.
How can I register a complaint about the interview process?
We are committed to an open culture of trust and honest communication, where violations of the Code of Conduct are not tolerated. Anyone can report issues with respect to our Code of Conduct through ASML’s global Speak Up & Non-retaliation Policy. People who speak up will be protected for raising concerns about suspected misconduct in good faith. Reports will be treated confidentially and parties can report concerns anonymously.
How can I identify recruitment fraud?
Working at ASML
Does ASML offer relocation support?
Can you help my spouse in finding a job as well?
Does ASML help with continued learning and development?
Does ASML offer remote jobs?
We believe that we share knowledge, innovate and collaborate best when meeting in person, but we recognize that some tasks can be done just as effectively outside the office. ASML’s work-from-home guidelines blend office and remote working, as we believe both have benefits for individuals, the business and the environment.
Working from abroad is generally not permissible due to tax, social security and other implications for both the employee and ASML.