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TIPS FOR APPLICANTS

Make sure that we retain a good impression of you. Your application is the first impression which we receive from you. It is therefore all the more important that you provide us with a meaningful picture of your qualifications and your personality.
For this purpose, you merely have to follow a small number of simple rules.

In the following, we will describe a few tips and tricks which may be useful for your application.


  1. General Information

    Before applying
    Before you apply to our company, first make yourself aware of your strengths, development potential and goals. Please do not use "standard weaknesses", as is often recommended in guidebooks.

    This does not convince every HR manager. Rather be honest, because everyone has weaknesses. It is also advisable to compare your own skills and qualifications with the job description.

    This will help you find out quickly whether you are suitable for the job. Show that you have sufficiently informed yourself about us and the advertised position. Avoid questions that have already been answered by our career page.

    Your application
    Make sure that your documents are complete and contain all the requirements requested in the invitation to tender. Ensure that the structure is clear and easy to read. In addition, always keep your application documents up to date. It does not make a good impression if the documents contain a date that is months in the past. Convince us with an individual cover letter, a short, concise CV and your complete references.

    This is a prerequisite for us to process your application accordingly and ensure a fast and smooth application process. Please read the details of what is important in your application folder under "Contents of your application folder".

    Ensuring availability
    As soon as you have successfully sent your application documents and these have been received in our applicant management tool, the work for our human resources staff begins. Regardless of whether you are applying on your own initiative or for a specific position, even the best application may give rise to questions.

    For example, we may have specific questions about your qualifications or there may have been a problem transferring your documents. Ideally, we would also like to invite you to a personal interview. In that case, it would of course be a pity if we did not reach you. Especially if you are travelling for a longer period of time, the corresponding information in your application documents will help us.
    Of course you are not always reachable. Therefore we recommend setting up a mailbox or an answering machine where we can leave our contact details and a request for a call back. On the other hand, we do not like it if calls go astray and there is no response afterwards.

    Application photo
    An application photo is definitely no longer a must nowadays. Nevertheless, you can still earn sympathy points with an optimal picture, because your application is taking shape.

    If you decide to do so, however, you must bear the following in mind: The photo should definitely be professional. It is best to get advice from a photo studio. Pictures taken privately appear dubious and can give the impression that you have not dealt with your application extensively enough. Furthermore, the photo should not be older than one year.

  2. Contents of your application portfolio

    Cover letter
    Although your personality is the final deciding factor in the selection of applicants, the first step is the covering letter. This is how you make us curious about you, which also serves as your personal business card.

    Your cover letter should not exceed one DIN A4 page and should contain the following information: Your goals and wishes as well as your special skills and experiences. Always keep the specific position in mind and make reference to it.

    Avoid spelling mistakes and make sure that standards are observed. If a contact person is listed, you should also contact him or her directly. If you are applying for an internship or a job as a student assistant, please also indicate the desired location and period of time.

    All this information helps us to get a first impression of you and ensures a fast and smooth application process.
       
    CV
    The CV primarily provides information about your personal and professional history. Again, you must ensure that the CV has a clear structure and is also easy to read.

    We recommend a chronological structure based on headings, e.g. personal data, career experience and education. You can also include your hobbies or voluntary activities.

    We also like to see additional qualifications, particularly if this is specified in the job description. It is also useful if you yourself make an assessment of your knowledge, e.g. good or very good Excel skills.

    Enclosures
    Your certificates are an important part of your application documents. They provide us with a good overview of success in training and/or a course of studies and also provide us with information concerning your previous tasks.

    Important: only send the certificates which are relevant for the position. We are also very interested in supporting evidence of internships and time spent abroad.


  3. Online applications

    The advantages
    Submit your application reliably and easily, within a few minutes! You can submit your application at any time and from any place in a user-friendly manner.

    Because we do not use application accounts and login data, the processing time is thus less than five minutes. And also: data protection is guaranteed by the encryption in the SSL method.

    How to proceed
    With a few clicks, you gradually approach your objective. Use our job portal to search for a job, training position or position on an internship which is suitable for you. If you have found a job offer, click on “Apply”.

    This automatically leads you to our on-line application form. The position which you favour is already included in the form. We then only require a certain amount of personal information in order to enable us to contact you subsequently, and we also require your application documents.

    By confirming the data protection statement and clicking on “Send”, this information is sent to us. After your documents have been successfully received in our applicant management system, you receive electronic confirmation to the e-mail address which you have specified.

    Technical details
    Please upload your files as “.pdf-“ or “.jpeg files”. 2 MB is available for each file. Before sending the file, please ensure that you have genuinely selected all files and that nothing is missing; this is because you are not able to interrupt or buffer the transmission process.


  4. Speculative applications

    Are you interested in joining CORPUS SIREO, although you have not found a suitable position in our job portal? Do not delay, and simply take the initiative yourself. With our proactive application form, you are able to select the positions “Speculative applications” or “Student assistants/interns” in the heading “All locations”.

    After you have successfully uploaded and sent your application documents, your profile is then automatically included in our applicant database, where it can be viewed by all HR officers for a period of six months. After this period, your documents are automatically deleted. You of course are able to submit further applications to us.
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http://www.corpussireo.com/en/career/how-to-apply/tips-for-applicants
: 8/13/2020