Have you found an interesting job offer?
The Welcome Centre in Weiden will help you put an application together! In Germany, applications usually have the following parts:
1. Cover page and application photo
You can include a cover page with your personal data (name, address, phone number and email address) and the job title, but this is not a must. An application photo is not compulsory either. You can place it on your cover page or CV.
2. Cover letter
Your cover letter should roughly take up one side of A4 paper. The aim is to give your future employer a first impression of you. You should identify the most important stages of your career and the skills you have acquired. You should also explain why you are interested in the offer and why you are the most suitable person for the job. You can also mention your language skills and any other qualifications that might be important in your prospective role.
You should attach copies of all relevant certificates to your application. This includes school leaving certificates, vocational qualifications and university degrees, as well as any letters of recommendation from your previous jobs and internships. You can also provide evidence of your language proficiency or IT skills.
Please note that your qualifications from abroad might first have to go through a recognition process.
Depending on the company, you can send your application via email, by post or via an online portal. If the company is interested in your application, you will be invited to a personal or telephone interview.
More important information and advice on applications and interviews can be found at the Welcome Centre.