To Do List for Job Applications
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- look carefully at the job advertisement and interpret from the advertisement text, what is really important for the job.
- read the career page and the entire homepage of the desired employer carefully and obtain as much information as possible. For a speculative application, this step is even more important.
- compare the information obtained about the employer and the job with your personal profile and look for connecting factors.
- look in job application guides. However, don't take anything from there, just get ideas on how you could build the application.
- write your resume. Focus on points relevant to the job and summarize or shorten rather insignificant aspects.
- write your cover letter. Think about which 2-4 points from your CV best fit the desired position and formulate short sentences for each of these points.
- think about which attachments could be really interesting for the employer and select according to that. You do not have to prove everything that is mentioned in the application.
- use our application portfolio check, to check your application.
- have someone from your circle of friends and family proofread each application. The proofreader must have absolutely no substantive connection to the job you are applying for.
- send your application by mail, postal mail or through the appropriate application portal.