Go all out!

This is our advice for your application.

This is how your individual application becomes successful

The first step towards your new job is the job interview. However, you will only be invited if your application documents are convincing. The cover letter plays a crucial role: Because unlike in your tabular curriculum vitae, it is here where you present yourself as a personality - with your specialist knowledge, your experience and your motivation for the advertised position.

But also the structure, style and form of your application are decisive for the first impression: are the documents complete, carefully prepared and written correctly? Remember that your approach to your application will be viewed as a good representation of your work ethique! Please don't forget one thing: Nowadays, digital application via email is not only permissible, but self-evident.

Candidates that follow our advice for their application will have a greater chance of being introduced to a potential employer. We are happy to advise and assist you in creating your application as we know exactly what your potential employer values.

Our checklist for creating your application documents

This checklist will help you to optimally display your knowledge, experiences and skills and to make your CV clear and attractive.

Your school education
  • Which schools have you attended and which school-leaving qualifications did you attain?
  • What were your favorite subjects? What were you particularly interested in within these subjects?
Your apprenticeship / your profession before studying
  • What training / apprenticeship have you completed and what made you decide to choose it?
  • Which company did you work for, what was your degree?
  • What knowledge did you acquire in doing it? Which of your special skills could you use?
Your studies
  • Which course did you choose? What combination of subjects did you have?
  • What were your reasons for choosing these subjects?
  • Where did you study and for how long?
  • Did you have additional areas of interest? Which?
  • How did you show your social/political commitment?
  • Did you do a semester abroad?
  • How could you convincingly explain a possible change of subject?
Your practical activities during your training
  • Did you do any internships? And if yes - where and for how long?
  • Had you been working as an assistant?
  • What other jobs did you do? Which ones were of professional interest for you?
  • What knowledge did you acquire by doing them?
  • Which positive or negative experiences do you remember?
Your professional activities after training
  • Which situations have you managed successfully?
  • What benefit your company gained from your work?
  • What knowledge did you acquire?
  • How do you convincingly explain your career change?
Your work samples or publications
  • In which media do you have published texts, pictures etc.? Did you receive any response?
  • What are your thematic priorities/preferences?
  • What made you publish?
  • Do you have a specimen copy?
Your military service / alternative service / voluntary social year
  • Which experiences have you gained?
  • Were you able to attend courses / advanced training courses? What was the content?
  • Do you have any confirmations or proof of your tasks and achievements?
Your further trainings
  • Which training courses have you participated in?
  • How long did the further trainings last and where did they take place?
  • What made you participating?
  • What knowledge did you acquire by participating?
Your international activities
  • Where did you work abroad and for how long? What was your role/activity?
  • What professional/personal experiences have you had?
  • What did you like? What didn't you like?
  • What knowledge and skills did you acquire?
Your sources of information
  • Which publications/magazines/websites do you read regularly?
  • Relating to those, what do you consider as their advantages/disadvantages?
Your membership in organizations
  • In which organization(s) are you socially/politically active? What is your role? For how long have you been a member?
  • Regarding your role: what is important/unimportant for you?
Your hobbies and interests
  • What hobbies fill your free time?
  • What do you find so fascinating about these hobbies? Has a hobby influenced your training or career choice?
  • What knowledge, skills and experience did you gain in practicing your hobbies?
Your foreign language skills
  • Which foreign languages ​​do you speak?
  • What is your level of knowledge (spoken and written)?
  • Where, how and when did you acquire this knowledge? Did you grow up multilingual?
  • Do you see the need or the possibility of improvement?

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