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Application document check

Together with you we put the finishing touches on your application documents.

You want to apply and have already completed your application documents? But you want to be sure you haven’t missed anything important? Or you have created your documents based on certain recommendations or templates and would like to hear a second opinion on them? This clearly sounds like a case for an application document check!

Like HR managers in companies, we see application documents (almost) every day and have developed a trained eye for details. Thanks to our numerous and regular contacts with companies and institutions, we also know what matters and what recipients expect from your documents.

But be careful: If you have heard about application documents for the last time at school, please check our application brochure before making an appointment. Many questions about design possibilities and backgrounds are answered here.


Would you like to talk to someone from our consulting team about your application? Just send an e-mail to cs-beratung@tu-chemnitz.de

An application template for preparing your own documents can be found here ( PDF)
Please note that the template is for guidance only and illustrates some display possibilities. We encourage you to use your own design – but be sure to follow it consistently (it’s a bit like quoting in a scholarly paper). If you have open questions (“Why do you do it like that?”) best check our application brochure.

In order to be able to advice you, we need a CV from you as current as possible – or your complete application documents, which may include other documents such as cover sheet, cover letter and attachments. In this context, we would also like to refer you to our privacy policy (Part 2 | Point 5). There is a detailed description of how personal data is used by us for advice and mediation. To provide us with your documents, you have the following options:
  • Bring it printed out to your appointment.
  • Upload your documents into the TUCcloud using the link provided here. Please make sure that the individual file names include your name so that we can easily assign them to you.
  • If you send your application documents to your advisor by e-mail in advance of the consultation, there is no content encryption – even if you use your university e-mail address. Do you use an external e-mail provider, there is an additional risk that your documents will be stored on a server outside of Germany or the EU. So be aware: Sending application documents by e-mail is not in compliance with data protection.

Office hours

Watch out! Due to the pandemic, we will not hold office hours or personal consultations until further notice and ask for your understanding. However, we will gladly advice you via phone or BigBlueButton and send you feedback on your application documents by e-mail.
All counsellings takes place at:
Career Service TU Chemnitz
Dittesstr. 15, building C2, 4th floor
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Kick-start your career: A job application guideline


You are about to apply for an internship or a job and are currently creating your application documents? Then you might have already found a variety of templates and contradicting advice which left you a tiny bit confused.

Don’t worry about it. We will help you to create an application you can confidently send out into the world. With this brochure, we provide you with examples on how to shape your documents with just the right information and design. Additionally, you will find background knowledge to understand what recruiters in Germany are looking for and how to avoid common mistakes.

For all that you can access our PDF. Enjoy reading and best of luck with your applications.

If you can’t access the file within your browser, you can also download it here: to the application brochure (file size approximately 9,8 MB)

Appointments
When you have worked in all the suggestions into your documents and want someone to review them you can send them to us or arrange a consultation appointment.

Short & sweet.

You should apply around 3 months before you graduate or before you would like to start your intended internship. It is important that you start reading up on job offers and the company’s requirements already before. We recommend visiting Career Service Events or career/specialized fairs.
  • Cover sheet (optional)
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Current performance overview
  • Examination documents/diploma and an overview of your courses
  • Certificate of employment/job reference (if existing)
  • Certificates of relevant further training
Please read the job offer properly/closely and pay attention to the documents required by the company.
Europass is well suited for orientation, but we recommend to create an individual CV. Your application will stand out positively and will not give the impression that you spent little time on your application.
In Germany, an application photo is not mandatory, but it will give a positive impression. It is important that the photo is taken by a professional photographer and that you pay attention to an appropriate outfit and a friendly facial expression.
Pay attention to the language the job offer is written in or ask the company. If your German skill level is high, we recommend to apply in German. This raises your chances. If you do so, you have to prepare very well for an interview in German. Even though the company requires English skills, this does not mean that you have to apply in English.
This is very varying and depends on the urgency of the filling of the job, the number of applicants, and the closing date for applications. Many companies firstly collect all applications and then make a selection. Two weeks after the closing date for the applications, you can ask for the status of your application.
  • Check the responsible contact person and the best way to get to the company. Take your invitation and the telephone number with you.
  • Plan your arrival the way that you arrive around 10 minutes before your appointment.
  • Read up properly/closely on the company.
  • Prepare a self-presentation (about 5 minutes).
  • Prepare yourself for questions (e.g. motivation, strengths, weaknesses, …).
  • Dress appropriately.
After graduating at a German university your residence permit can be extended up to 18 months. During this period, you can work without any restrictions. For this, you need the following documents:
  • Passport
  • Diploma
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of ability to earn a living (e.g. account extracts)
If you found a job which matches your degree, you can apply for the residence permit for the purpose of employment. You have the opportunity to apply for the “EU Blue Card”, too. Further information: sachsen.de
Check the Career Service job exchange regulary. Furthermore you can find job offers at the employment agency job exchange, on websites of business promotions (e.g. “Fachkräfteprotal Chemnitz zieht an”) or straight away on the websites of companies.