Background information on the subject of "successful applications"
The application portfolio, the job interview, recruitment test and assessment centre make up the key steps for starting a career or changing jobs. Depending on the size of the company and the requirements of the job profile, different tools may be used. But in the end, every company has the same goal: to find the most suitable and qualified person for the position to be filled.
With certificates, curriculum vitae and cover letter, both the application folder sent by post and the online application are complete. Each medium has its own rules that must be observed. The cover letter is important, as it is one of those pages that are always read along with the CV. One’s representation of qualifications and experience should therefore be synchronized with the needs of the company and the position, so that the first hurdle in the application process can be overcome.
Demanding positions require an assessment centre and for career starters there is often an employment test before the invitation to an interview takes place. Which questions and tasks are likely, what a good presentation looks like and which strategies are advantageous for performing team tasks can be practised both theoretically and in practice. In the group, seminar participants receive feedback by which they can plan the application process in the most suitable way .
If an interview follows a successful assessment centre or a successful recruitment test, courtesy and good manners are as much a part of the preparation as are rhetorical skills and quick-wittedness. The knowledge of one’s own impact can on others only strengthen self-confidence. An insight into body language facilitates understanding of the reaction of the responsible persons on the personnel side. Equipped with this knowledge and good self-management skills, difficult questions and delicate situations can be mastered with confidence.
The Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann offers job application training courses to help you start or return to work.
Author: Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann