Employers pay attention to this

 The first impression that your documents make determines whether you will reach the following selection rounds.

Focus on what is essential for each job posting. Convincingly explain why you are suitable for the advertised position.

The job advertisement tells you how to apply. This is possible, for example, by e-mail, post, or on a company's application portal. When choosing the application path, keep to the wishes of the employer.

Your application must also be structured and must not contain any spelling mistakes or formal defects.

Convince yourself with a personal cover letter

Arouse the interest of potential employers with personal information. Templates are a great source of inspiration but should never be copied. Pay attention to your formulations and thereby set yourself apart from the competition.

Tips for a cover letter:

  • If possible, it should not be more than one A4 page.
  • Make sure that the address and contact person are correct.
  • Write how you became aware of the job offer: refer to the job advertisement, the interview at a job fair, or a personal recommendation.
  • Avoid subjunctive forms such as "would" and "could." Use active language with short and accurate sentences.
  • Make it clear why you are the right person for the position. State your professional and personal qualifications.
  • State a possible starting date if this is desired.
  • Look for a friendly final wording asking you to be invited to an interview.

Only respond to salary requests when required. If not, clarify this in the interview.

When applying online, add your scanned signature to the document. For the letter application, you sign with your full first and last name.

Write a resume - that's how it works.

Build up your resume templates for Google Docs in a table. It should not exceed 2 A4 pages. Limit yourself to the essentials about the desired position. The order of the stations mentioned is usually descending in time.

This information should be included in the resume:

  • personal details with photo
  • Education
  • if available: voluntary and military service
  • Vocational training, studies
  • professional career including internships
  • Advanced and advanced training
  • exceptional knowledge and skills such as IT knowledge, foreign languages, soft skills

When applying by e-mail or online, add your scanned signature to the document.

Apply by letter, sign the resume with your full first and last name.

Some employers expect anonymous resumes. The photo and any information that would allow conclusions to be drawn about your gender or your origin are omitted in these.

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