Start Your Career with a Convincing Application
It’s great that you are interested in a career, entry into a profession or a student internship at Kathrein. Whether you are applying through the vacancies section or just simply sending us an email, for us it’s important that the new “Generation Kathrein” shares our passion for technology. We would like to find out if we complement one another: for this purpose we’re interested in your letter of application, your certificates and references and other documents which provide information on your personal abilities or your social commitment or volunteer work, for example. If your application kindles our interest, we’ll arrange a personal meeting.
Our application tips
Make an impression right from the very first moment of contact. A good online application is your business card: it gives us an impression of you. And it opens the door to an interview. For this reason we have put together a few application tips for you:
Apply online? Or by post or email instead?
Please use our online form. We will then be able to process your application as quickly as possible. The online form leads you through all the relevant questions with ease. And it provides you with the practical option of uploading PDFs such as your letter of application, CV, certificates and references, portfolios and other documents. We will of course treat your data confidentially.
How much time do I need to spend on my application?
Take your time. You’ll need about half an hour to complete the online form. However, consider the preparation time you’ll have to set aside to collect and select your documents. You should take great care in writing your letter of application. In our opinion: it’s the result that counts, not the time taken.
How do I structure my letter of application?
Summarise your current qualifications / abilities on a single A4 page if possible. Tell us what you are capable of and why you are capable of it. The idea? Make us want to know more.
For example, you can use the following questions for orientation:
- Which position are you applying for (position and specification of site)?
- How did you find out about this position?
- What experience and expertise have you already gained?
- What makes you special?
- What is it about the position you are applying for that appeals to you?
- What is the earliest possible date you could start? If you like, also include your salary expectations.
How should I write?
When you finish writing, pretend that you are the reader: Would you hire you? Is your application formulated in an appealing and positive way? Are your sentences short? This makes your style of writing more dynamic and easier to understand. Check the following when you are finished: Is it easy to understand what position you are applying for, what experience you have and what skills you can contribute? Use a spell-checker to spot any spelling and grammar mistakes.
What should my CV look like?
Your CV provides us with an initial overview of your training as well as your career milestones and skills. We’d be happy to find out about your hobbies and interests: they will give us a personal impression of you.
There should be no gaps in your history. We request a CV in point form – bullets are sufficient. This way we can find what we need in your document fast. Specify your most recent reference first and the oldest one last. For each item, we are interested in your responsibilities at the company in question and the amount of time you spent with the company.
Important for students: When applying for a training position, be sure to specify part-time jobs and / or holiday jobs as well.
What certificates / references and / or work samples should I upload?
The certificates / references we need from you depend on your level of qualification: if you are a professional or a young professional, we need leaving certificates or diplomas and individual job references. It may also make sense to submit other references and / or letters of recommendation. Always ask yourself whether your reason for submitting a document is clear – or explain how it is relevant in your letter of application, if necessary.
I have several references / certificates – how do I structure them?
Do you already have a large number of documents and references / certificates? Then it makes sense to categorise them on a cover sheet. For example: Training certificates / university certificate / job references /... In this case as well: the older it is, the further down it should be.
We look forward to your application and wish you all the best!