Job application tips

Have you found a suitable vacancy on our job portal or would you like to send us an unsolicited application?

Then we look forward to hearing from you!

Below is an overview of what you should keep in mind when applying, as well as answers to further questions about the application process.

The application process

All of the current vacancies are advertised on our job portal, which you can also use to apply directly for any position that might be of interest and for which you believe you are qualified for. Simply click on the corresponding "Apply (Bewerben)" button at the end of the job description, fill out the online formula that appears and upload your resume and application documents.

You can also send an unsolicited job application via the online portal. We unfortunately no longer accept applications via regular mail or e-mail.

Filling out the online formula requires setting up an account with a password. This will allow you to log in during the process to check the status of your application, change your profile or upload additional documents.

After you press the "Apply (Bewerben)" button again at the end of the formula, your application will be sent automatically to us.

Once we receive your application, a confirmation will be sent to the e-mail that you provided us. We will get back to you as soon as human resources and the department advertising the vacancy have reviewed your application.

Application documents

In addition to your resume, your application should include a compelling cover letter, performance reviews, grade reports, academic transcripts, degree certificates and any other documents that demonstrate your skills and experience.

All documents should be uploaded in an independent format, preferably PDF, and may not be larger than 50 MB each.

The cover letter: an essential part of your application

Use the cover letter to highlight those stations in your career that are relevant to the job you are applying for and outline your motivation for applying.

The cover letter should be no longer than one page, concise and easy to read. One very important aspect is making sure that it aligns with the advertised vacancy. Establish a connection between your experience and the requirements outlined in the job description. Make a convincing argument as to why you think you are the best candidate and explain the motivation behind your application. The cover letter presents a chance to describe your career and to illustrate how your qualifications and potential match the job: don't waste it!

At the end of each job advertisement you will find the name of the contact person who can also answer any questions about the position. The cover letter can be addressed to this person. For unsolicited applications use the generally-accepted form "Dear Sir or Madame".

A thorough resume: focus on the important

Your new employer wants to be in a position to quickly determine which stations in your career are relevant to the job and what type of experience you have acquired.

Make sure your resume has a clear structure. The left column should contain areas such as personal data, objectives, training/education, professional experience, knowledge and skills. On the right-hand side supplement your prior positions with information such as your responsibilities, achievements and successes. Limit yourself to key words and phrases.

Academic reports and performance reviews: compelling arguments

Academic reports and performance reviews testify to your suitability for a particular vacancy. Submit application documents that reinforce the skills you bring to the advertised position.

If you are a student, documents such as university entrance exam certificates, scholastic aptitude test results, grade reports, intermediate diplomas, internship credentials or a list of your ECTS credits are important. Graduates and young professionals should provide degree certificates and performance reviews.