Excerpted from the Peru Career Guide
Peruvian recruiters expect applicants to do their homework before the initial interview. A candidate should know about the company, its mission statements and vision, main business, major clients, and office locations. This background information will help the candidate establish a more cordial relationship with the interviewer and will demonstrate the applicant’s interest in the job.
One of the most important things to remember for an interview in Peru is to arrive on time. Peruvian people are not as punctual as they would like to be and those who can actually demonstrate this virtue are particularly impressive. Upon arriving on time, be prepared to wait a while for the recruiter.
Job interviews at Peruvian companies are normally conducted in Spanish. Even when the applicant is a foreigner, employers assume that he or she knows sufficient Spanish to apply for a specific job. On the other hand, multinational organizations sometimes hold interviews in English. The applicant should determine the language in which the session will be conducted in order to be fully prepared.
The interview is conducted like a conversation between two or more people (depending on the number of interviewers). This makes it easy for the recruiter to delve into the applicant’s personal life, asking questions about his or her background, family, interests, and physical and mental health.
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Peru Guide.