How does the ideal application look like?

The requirements for a complete application differ from country to country, even within German speaking countries and within Europe. Typically, the application contains a covering letter (motivation letter) and the CV (in American English “resume”) with copies of references and educational certificates (graduation, exams, university degrees) and language skills. Ideally, the CV starts with a short summary of most characteristics, skills and personality profile (bullet points), followed by a detailed description of the employers in chronological order starting with the latest employer first.

By Olaf Kammerer

Executive Search Consultant for electrical engineering, automation and electronics

Olaf Kammerer is Managing Director of DELTACON Nuremberg GmbH Executive Search and is responsible with his team for the electrical engineering, automation and electronics sectors. He boasts over ten years of operational management experience as a commercial managing director and sales manager in his industries.