This entry contains content and information that may be out of date, eg due to legal or statistical changes. Because it can still be helpful to get an overview of the topic, you can still find it here.
1. Be careful with online applications
In order to take account of technical developments, many companies have now switched to online application procedures. Candidates have the possibility to submit their documents by digital means by PDF or to complete prepared online forms containing the most important information. This application procedure is a relief for the personnel department because the employees no longer have to dig through the mountains of paper.
For the applicant, the effort is much greater, because it has to deal with a large number of data, which must be put into a suitable form. It is relatively often the case that the data are not checked before sending.
Applicants should therefore be with everyone Casting check the destination address. Human resources officers have a watchful eye - if the application letter is addressed incorrectly, the file will almost certainly be sorted out.
2. Gaps in the curriculum vitae
Contrary to the popular opinion, it is not absolutely necessary to specify a professional station for each month in a CV. If you have a longer break after your studies or have a break between two appointments, this can be explained as a rule. But it should not be exaggerated: If the CV shows gaps of several years, one gets to a spin in a job interview quickly.
Many job candidates are hiding jobs where they were not happy. Applicants should therefore not skip a phase of their professional career: it is far better to stand by their mistakes and to show the personel that you are capable of learning. Some bosses even prefer to look for people whose CVs have rough edges. Anyone who has overcome a number of crises in their lives is more likely to be able to endure difficult professional phases and, if necessary, make uncomfortable decisions.
3. Lack of knowledge about the desired company
In order to collect plus points from the person responsible, it is advisable to collect some basic information about the company in question. If the application shows that the sender knows nothing about the company apart from the address, the failure is inevitable. In any case, one should be able to answer the following question: "Why do you think our company is the right employer for you?"
Applicants should thoroughly study the products of the company concerned, although this will take a lot of time. Anyone who appears well prepared for the job interview has a clear advantage over his competitors. If the required professional qualifications are in order, employment is within reach.
Offline download: Download this text as PDF - Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save).
Listen to Podcast & Download MP3: You can listen to this text for free, as member even without annoying popup, or download the MP3 for a fee - Read usage rights, After the purchase page refresh, then you will find the download link here. Because we do not automatically submit the title of this podcast for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed.
Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!
Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).