Job Application

Personnel managers assess differently than professors. In the world of work, other rules apply than at universities. Apart from professional knowledge, you need to have mastered a whole range of other skills, too.  Students hoping to find a work placement or graduates applying for a permanent job must be able already in their written applications to convincingly show they possess the skill sets, job motivation and character employers are looking for.

Get it right!

The Praxisbüro is there to help you. Its members of staff offer students of the Faculty personal counseling as well as comprehensive coaching in workshops and seminars on everything to do with drawing up a professional job application.

The general aim is to develop an individual application strategy that takes account of the following: 

  • Creating your own individual profile
  • Career planning and application strategy
  • The application documents
  • The job interview (classic interview, group discussion, assessment center)

You  can find Links and literature on the topic (in German) in the Infothek information library and our learning module on putting together a written application for a work placement below or under our learning modules.

To be invited to a job interview these days, you must submit an impeccable written job application. There are a number of things you need to know about the structure and content when you’re putting your dossier together. The Praxisbüro offers students an application dossier check, during which we look through your application documents and offers tips on writing the cover letter as well as on how to write your c.v. and structure the sequence of documents in the dossier.

More than two-thirds of all vacant positions are filled as result of a pro-active application strategy. Here, the speculative job application occupies an important place. This is quite a different exercise compared with the passive strategy of answering an job advertisement, though, and there are several things one has to observe. Why not seize the initiative? We will be happy to be of assistance.


"Get online!" is undoubtedly the present trend. To avoid piles of paper work, save the mailing costs of replying and facilitate the selection and review procedure, more and more employers request online applications and sometimes even offer their own online application form. Careful here! What might look like a simplification can be fraught with potential traps and difficulties.

We are there to help you in all matters surrounding applying for jobs, internships, and placements and know what you have to look out for.

For an overview, take a look at Präsentation "Erfolgreich Online bewerben by Dipl.-Ing. (FH) M.A. Angela Resch. This presentation was kindly placed a tour disposal in the frame of a job application workshop.

People are social animals with a natural tendency to seek and maintain contact with others. This trait can be useful in the process of starting a career. But how precisely does one make contact with people in professional circles and make use of networking in the context of finding a job? We are here to help you with advice and tips!



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