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Application Tipps

The application is the first step into your new life in the Chemnitz region. As soon as you have found the job advertisement for your desired training, it goes to the letter of application. We will help you with your job search, tell you what you need to consider when putting together your documents and how you can convince your future employer of your skills.


Basically: Within the European Union it is also possible to complete the training in another country without any problems - the so-called European freedom of movement applies. If you come from a country outside the EU, a so-called third country, you need a visa and a residence permit from the immigration authorities. We are happy to help if you have any questions!


And if you have any other questions, contact us, because we are always there for you!


1. Job Search

2. Writing the Application

Cover Letter:

In your cover letter you want to convince a company of yourself: Why do you want the apprenticeship and what makes you the perfect candidate? You should pay attention to this with your cover letter:

  • Keep it short - no longer than an A4 page
  • Find out who is responsible for training in the company and send your cover letter directly to this person
  • Reports of your practical experiences (vacation job, internships, etc.)
  • Avoid spelling and typing errors

Curriculum vitae:

Your CV should give an overview of what you have already done so far. Here are a few things to look for in your CV:

  • Write everything down in short, meaningful bullet points
  • Your last school or job you attended is always at the top
  • Write some information about what you did there for each job


All of this has to be included in your CV:

  • Personal data
  • Visited schools
  • Practical experience
  • Personal skills (language skills, computer skills, personal strengths)
  • Place, date and signature Finally, attach copies of your school and work references as well as all relevant certificates.
    Here you can find a sample resume (PDF)!

3. Job Interview

  • Plan your journey carefully and include a time buffer so that you are definitely on time.

  • For an online conversation: Find a suitable background and test beforehand whether the technology works.

  • Always stay friendly and authentic and don't forget to say thank you for the time at the end.


Prepare for your interview:

  • Find out more about the company and think about what you would like to say about yourself and what else you would like to know about the company and the training


Prepare for questions, popular questions are e.g.

  • Tell me something about yourself. Give a short, compact overview of your professional career and please do not unpack any private stories
  • Why did you choose this profession? Give a convincing explanation of your career choice and best relate it to your personal interests. (They should then also appear in the résumé and / or in the cover letter.)
  • Why do you want to work for us? Find out about the company well in advance so that you can highlight what you particularly like during the conversation. If possible, create a personal connection.
  • Do you have further questions for us? Prepare a few possible questions and, wherever possible, take up topics from the conversation, because your questions show commitment, interest and motivation.

Need more tips on the content or have questions? Ask the J-Team!

Tips on the topic of job search, application and interview are also provided by the Career Service of the TU Chemnitz.