You can prepare for an assessment interview by gaining a sound understanding of the enterprise; its products; market and other developments; and relevant legislation and regulation. It is also useful to hold discussions with the (members of the) management board or the (members of the) supervisory board and attend their meetings as an observer. Our advice is to discuss and agree on these type of matters with the enterprise. For instance whether you may let it be known during the assessment that you already possess certain knowledge and whether you will be allowed insight into internal, confidential documents.
The assessment interview is conducted in an open atmosphere and aims to obtain further information from you to establish whether you have sufficient knowledge and competences to be able to fulfil the proposed position. Sometimes specific questions may be asked for the purpose of the propriety assessment. This will be the case for example if there are relevant records. In other words, the assessment interview aims to bring together all the relevant information so that the AFM can determine whether you are proper and/or fit for the proposed position.
The interviews are held at the AFM and last for approximately one and a half hours. You will always be informed in advance if an interview is to be held, and if so, who your interviewers will be. A second assessment interview may be required if the interviewers conclude that more information is needed.
The AFM will not render any views regarding your propriety or fitness during the assessment interview.