ASML_Fist_bump_May_2020_003 - resized

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 resumePreparing 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 vacancyFinding 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.

Screening processScreening process

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

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.


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.

Your first interview
Evaluate and decide

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.

Getting an offer

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?


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.”

Hop on a virtual reality tour of life at ASML

Curious about what life at ASML is really like? You now can discover how we work, play and thrive, through an exclusive VR experience full of games and challenges. 

Take a tour of our Veldhoven campus in the Netherlands and learn more about the employee services our teams enjoy, the sports we love to do, what we like to eat, and where we socialize with other colleagues. 

Access the experience by simply clicking the link below or by scanning the QR code with your phone.

ASML's Glassdoor rating

Powered by Glassdoor
4.1/2851 ratings

Culture & Values


Work/life balance


Senior Management


Compensation and Benefits


Career opportunities


Diversity & Inclusion


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?

Use the ASML job search to find a position that matches your skill set. Click the "Apply now" button on any open job listing at ASML, which will direct you to the ASML career portal. From there, you can fill out the form and submit your application. We are unable to accept job applications submitted any other way, such as via email.

Who will review my job application?

A recruitment specialist in the department of the open position will review your resume and cover letter.

When will I hear back after I apply for a job at ASML

An ASML recruiter will contact you within two weeks if we have questions about your application or if we would like to schedule an interview.

Until when can I apply for a job listing that does not have an expiration date?

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as the job listing expiration date depends on the number of qualified applicants.

Can I apply for more than one job at ASML?

Yes, but we encourage you to only apply for jobs that match your background and experience. If you are invited for the second round of interviews for both positions, you will need to choose with which position you would like to proceed.

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?

If your application status appears as "closed", it means that you were not selected to proceed to the next step of the hiring process. We encourage you to search for a job at ASML that matches your skill set and apply again.

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

Get in touch with your local ASML recruitment department. You can use one of the contact forms on this page.

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?

The talent exploration questionnaire is purely used as a conversation starter for your second interview. Once you've received it, we encourage you to complete it as soon as possible, and at least two days before your next interview with ASML

When will I hear back after my interview?

It depends on the country in which you are applying for a job, but you should generally receive feedback within five working days.

I did not receive a QR code or online meeting link for my interview.

Please contact the recruiter that sent you the interview confirmation.

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?

Scammers may post fraudulent job openings and contact job seekers with fake job offers. They may even conduct fraudulent interviews and attempt to obtain money or personal information. Click here for all the information you need to identify and respond to recruitment fraud.

Working at ASML
Does ASML offer relocation support?

If you are an 'international local hire' – in other words, you were hired to work in a different country or state than where you currently live – ASML will support the relocation of you and your direct family members (spouse and children). ASML will provide support for immigration, travel, shipping personal belongings, cultural awareness and language training, and tax advice.

Can you help my spouse in finding a job as well?

If your spouse is a good fit for another ASML vacancy, you can both join the ASML referral program.

Does ASML help with continued learning and development?

We support lifelong learning for all employees, individually and collectively, across the globe. We do so by offering an appropriate blend of training, on-the-job learning experience and facilitating meaningful connections and collaboration through all parts and layers of the organization. Together with managers who support and Learning & Development that enables, employees are empowered to continuously drive their own development so as to optimally support our business and customers. Our offering covers development in the area of technical skills development, as well as in the area of soft skills and (personal) leadership 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.

How does ASML use my personal data?

We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our candidates. Any personal data we receive is managed in a professional, lawful and ethical way, in line with our Code of Conduct and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Please read our privacy policy for job applicants.

How long will ASML keep my personal data?

Your data is kept only for the period required for recruitment and compliance purposes. Please read more about how long we keep personal data in our privacy notice for job applicants.

How can I request that my personal data be deleted?

You will need to contact the Privacy Office to have your personal data deleted. Please read more about this process in our privacy notice for job applicants.


Read our most frequently asked questions or get in touch with the recruitment team in different ASML locations.

Enable third party cookies to play this video

Below you can enable third party cookies. Your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.