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.