Submitting an application
Application documentsThis section provides an overview of the content you may wish to include in your application documents. It goes over the most important parts in detail. For more information about preparing your application, see our information pool, our link collection (via bibsonomy) and attend our seminars and workshops.
The cover page
Applications do not necessarily need a cover page these days. If you can fit all relevant data (contact details, photograph, application/position) into your résumé concisely, you do not need to design a cover page. It is mostly a matter of space and personal preference. If you do want to include a cover page, it should contain your photograph, your contact details and the reason for your application (e.g.: “Application for the position of XYZ at ABC”). Subtle colors and an individual letterhead with your name and address can attract recruiters’ attention. See also the section about cover letters
The cover letter
Your cover letter should never be longer than one page, and it is better not to cram too much text into it. Formulate approximately 6 brief, concise sentences. Include your own address, the recipient’s address, a subject line (WITHOUT the word “subject” in front of it!) and, at the bottom, a list of annexes. For more details, see the section on cover letters
A better name for a résumé would be “My career path.” The résumé is the central central component of every job application, and you should put a lot of effort into it. A good résumé consists of 7 to 10 points divided into categories. There are many ways of formatting it. For more information, see the section on résumés