You should put your application dossier together very carefully, and only put into it what is essential: a covering letter, a résumé, and references and certificates that are relevant to the advertised position.
All application dossiers should include a covering letter. This is where you explain why you are so interested in the position, and why you are the best candidate for the job. Keep it short – covering letters should be no longer than one page of DIN A4. You need to be precise: Tell us what practical experience you have. Say why you suit the position. If the position has an international flavor, you can write your application e. g., in English.
Short, structured, to the point – that is how your résumé should be. We don't want you to write a novel. Focus on the elements which relate to the job you want. Be sure to explain the responsibilities you had in your last job. This is how we advise you to sequence your résumé: Personal details, education with specialist subjects and grades. Put your work experience in reverse chronological order, i.e., always put your current job first. Do you really have such a lot to tell us? If so, just link us to your Xing or LinkedIn profile.
Check carefully which references and certificates are relevant to the position. Do you stand out because you have additional qualifications which make you particularly suitable for the job? If you do, please say what they are. We are also very interested in: any internships, periods spent in other countries (state the exact period) and language or IT courses. By the way, being highly motivated, keen to learn and flexible are more important to us than your references and certificates.
A photo is not obligatory, but it can help you. But to do so it needs to be professional. Ask your friends to help you choose the right picture. By the way, do be bold! Color and design elements pep up any application dossier. Feel free to express your originality here. We look forward to seeing it. Because we are always on the lookout for creative talent.
Are you already pretty nervous? No problem. Even recruiters are familiar with nerve-wracking situations. They are also aware, from your documentation, that you are a talented person. So don't panic! We are concerned about the overall impression you make. We want to know whether you would fit into our team. So, please: Don't act. Be genuine. Because we want to get to know your real personality.
Chill out! This is easier said than done, of course. Preparing well will not prevent nerves entirely, but it will lessen them. So our most important tip is: Be well-prepared. For example, you should be able to tell us about projects you have worked on. And what should you wear? Ideally, an outfit that suits the position. One which is not too casual, but does not make you feel as though you are disguised. You won't go wrong with a shirt, blouse, suit, or jacket and skirt.
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Do you think that you don't have much to talk about because you are new to the world of work? We see it differently. Tell us how you got through your studies. What content and projects were particularly important to you. Have you played a role in a student organization or done some volunteering? These are good topics, because they show that you happily accept responsibility.
The main purpose of the interview is for us to both learn about one another. We want to find out whether you suit us and whether our company meets your expectations. Do you like to think differently, outside the box, not always going with the flow, and open to new and unusual ideas? If so, you need to make that clear in your interview.
Very important to us is: Your interest in our company. Show that you have found out something about Deutsche Telekom. Browse our website in preparation. We will look forward to your questions.
Please be patient. You will usually hear from us within two weeks. If we want to offer you a job, of course, we shall give you a bit more time to think. Are you keen to work for us? If so, we will have another meeting to discuss the details of your work contract. Everything should be done and dusted within five weeks at the latest. If we are in agreement, we shall welcome you aboard.