Career expert's advice
You never have a
second chance for a first impression.
Your written job application includes a cover letter
and your short curriculum vitae. If you read in a job posting "complete
application", please enclose additionally all confirmations of
If requested a scan of recommandation letters supports
you to getting on the short list. A short and well structured resume
should outline contact details, chronological work history with name
of employer, job role title, duration of employment (MM/JJJ), education
and further education.
>>> Check the size of attachments
(max. 4 MB)
In Austria, Germany and Switzerland information about
your nationality, place and date of birth and a portrait foto is common.
We know that in other countries there are another point of views and
With your signature on your resume you confirm that
all given details are true and complete.
>>> Please use only professional made portrait fotos
in your resume.
Further information to the recruiter what you like
to do in your spare time, is always appreciated. In case you name references
by listing contact persons, please check out validity of datas and keep
all contact persons informed before. Otherwise it is also fine if you
write "available on request".
Most of candidates talk too much or too little. Don't
snarl at the reception desk or to the assistant. Be sized up from the
first minute you walk into the office.
Are you trying to make that first impression is not
only good but great? Then we have a very special advice for you: Dress
like your potential boss does, prepare and check the chosen clothes
a few days before.
>>> Dress like your potential boss
How to beat stage fright before or during the job interview?
The following answer is not a solution but a solace. Most people have some stage fright during a job interview.
The often you train job interviews the more confident
you will feel. Prepare yourself well with each job interview. This includes
that you read through the job posting you applied for, make a little
research about the interviewing company, your interview partner and
essentially how to get there on time.
>>> Research about company, job description
and how to get there
Case study final
Congratulations, you are one of the lucky candidates which are shortlisted.
First you can be sure that you are highly qualified
for the job and also your personality skills are strong and appreciated.
Before the final job interview takes place, you will have the possibility
to prepare a presentation to a case study which you will perform and
discuss in front of your potential employer hosted by the recruiter.
High potential advice: Check out the lastest news of your potential
employer concerning new projects, mergers and acquisitions, read ad
hoc news and learn about the lastest year end closing and prepare two
short questions about it.
>>> Collect information about company
If you learn about corporate culture and values you might have an advantage
when you implement these corporate values to your presentation.
>>> Learn and implement corporate culture values
Decision and contracting
Yes or No.
The higher the effort for job application and the more
attractive the job the more disappointing a rejection. This is not an
evaluation of your skills or work experience. In every recruitment assignment
there is a job profiling which includes education, work experience and
also personality profiling and there might be another candidate which
profile is more near to cover the job profile.
If you are candidate number one, you will receive a draft of an employment contract. Read through it properly and if needed negotiate about some details you wont accept. But do it in a polite way and prepare well. Find a phrasing which is suitable for you and your employer. The way you act strengthens the opinion of your employer that they made the right decision on you.
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