How do I put in a good application?

First impressions count, and submitting a good written application is often the ticket to being invited for interview.

Invest time in your application and be convincing in both form and content - promote yourself!

Full documentation:

"Please send your application in full." You're sure to have seen this sentence before, but what does it mean exactly? First of all, it means that there are certain documents that are necessary to include in your application. These are:

  • cover letter
  • cover sheet (personal photo a plus!) 
  • tabulated CV / résumé
  • copies of 2 most recent school references
  • copies of certificates (from internships, jobs, stays abroad, etc.)

The cover letter should be left loose inside or on top of your application folder. The first page of the application should be the cover sheet, followed by the CV / résumé. References should then follow in chronological order. The more recent the reference, the more interesting - therefore, the closer it should follow your CV.

Cover letter:

The cover letter is the centerpiece of your application. It should have a simple structure and be headed with your contact details (name, address, telephone number and e-mail address). Our address should follow:

Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH
Human Resources, Organisation
Anika Linke
Kajen 2
20459 Hamburg

State the trainee position and program start date in the subject heading. If you had any prior contact with NRC, mention that in the first sentence. Next, you should include your reasons for applying for the trainee position and why you think you are a good candidate. Talk about your goals and desires, emphasize your special skills and experience. Find a persuasive answer to this question: why do you want to pursue vocational training with Nordmann, Rassmann in particular? Close the letter with some final remarks and don't forget your signature! Also, keep in mind that the cover letter should be only one page long.

CV:

Your CV should have a clear tabular form and be no longer than two pages. It should contain the following information:

  • Personal details (name, contact information)
  • Education (schools attended, diplomas / degrees earned)
  • Stays abroad
  • Skills and qualifications (e.g. foreign languages, IT)
  • Hobbies / personal interests
  • Place and date of authorship
  • Signature 

All information should be listed chronologically and without gaps, with the most recent events at the top of each section. The corresponding dates should also be detailed. 

Other documents / attachments:

To support what is written on your CV, you will need to provide documentary proof. Be sure to include all relevant references from school, internships, stays abroad, work experience, etc.

As for the question of whether it's best to submit your application electronically or by traditional mail - you choose. We accommodate both options, so you can decide what's most convenient for you.