Job Data­bases in Eng­lish

Job Of­fers on Homepages

Most companies have an internal career site, in which you can search for jobs directly (usually under job offer, careers).
Here you can often find out whether a spontaneous application makes sense and who you can contact.

Tips: Company organization charts show company structures. Here you can get an overview of possible work areas.

Com­pany Job Portals

More and more companies are utilizing their own online job portals and as such no longer wish to deal with traditional job applications through mail or E-mail. If you come across an online job portal on a company website, it would be wise to use it as your first application resource. Ignoring the company's portal or trying to circumvent the online portal process is generally viewed negatively.

Important: While paying attention to the advertisement is important, it is not recommended to copy and paste portions of the original job advertisement. A more practical approach would be to familiarize yourself with the job profile and the corresponding skills and abilities required.

Tips for use:

  • The portals are automatized, meaning that the selection criteria are preprogrammed to react to specific content and keywords, making it important to use the proper keywords in your application.
  • Please read all available texts and details. Examples are often listed for what is desired for a specific field or position.
  • Not all questions will be addressed to your individual profile. Keep your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation next to you and check off the individual elements so that you don't forget to include  important information.
  • Take a look at all the questions first and then decide which information best fits the individual questions. It is important to include all important information, even when the question doesn't directly fit.