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 an unsolicited application makes sense and who you can contact.
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.
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 probably directly geared toward 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 any of the important information.
- Take a look at all the questions first and then decide which information best fits the individual questions. It is important not to forget or omit any important information because the question doesn't directly fit.