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Application tips – for a perfect first impression

All the information you need for the perfect application

Application tips

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s particularly true when it comes to your application as you need to present a clear and concise summary of your qualifications, interests and personality. To help you succeed in this, we have compiled some application tips:

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thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100

47166 Duisburg, Germany

+49 (0)203 52-0

Application tips – for the perfect first impression

Make sure your application documents are complete

A good application usually includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • All relevant certificates

In your cover letter, tell us a little about yourself and why you are applying:

What job are you applying for?

Why does this job interest you?

What expectations do you have of your new job?

What makes you the right person for this position?

Include an up-to-date résumé

Format your résumé as a table

Start with your most recent position

Adhere to accepted standards

Check your texts carefully for grammar and spelling mistakes.

Clearly structure your application and make sure it’s easy to read by using paragraphs, appropriate line spacing and easily legible font sizes.

For online applications, only attach files that can be opened on standard computers. Before sending your application, you should ideally convert all Word documents into unencrypted PDF files no larger than 5 MB.

Show yourself in a good light

List related hobbies and personal interests in your résumé.

Write your cover letter in a way that makes us want to learn more about you.

Tell us why it would be worthwhile for us to employ you.

Provide us with some connecting points we can explore more fully in an interview.

Still have questions?

We know that an application represents a major challenge for many people. We want to provide you with the best possible support and so we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about applications here:

Are speculative applications worth it or should I only apply for advertised positions?

We are always looking for talented people to support us in our work. So we are delighted to see individuals take the initiative and submit speculative applications. You can find more information about this in the “Speculative applications” section.

How long does the application process take?

From initial contact to a decision on whether you will be joining our team, the application process usually takes four to six weeks.

How far in advance of my desired start date should I apply?

As reviewing your application and the selection process can take some time and some areas have fixed start dates, you should always apply as early as possible. You should apply for advertised positions as soon as they are published and send speculative applications up to six months before your desired start date.

Who should I send my application to?

If you are applying online for a specific position, your application will automatically be forwarded to the responsible member of staff. These job advertisements also include a contact person to whom you can address your application. If you’re still not sure, just pick up the phone – our people will be pleased to help.

What type of application do you prefer?

We prefer online applications because they are clearly structured and so faster to process. Every job advertisement includes an “Apply now” button that enables you to start the application process directly.

What makes a good application?

A good application should comprise a cover letter, résumé and up-to-date certificates. Above all, it should give us a good impression of your skills and personal qualities. We have compiled detailed information on this topic in our “Application tips” section.

If you have further questions, our contacts will be pleased to help. You can find contact details in each job advertisement and here in the “Contacts” section. We look forward to hearing from you.

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