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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 employments.

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.

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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 requirements.

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 does.


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


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


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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