Practical Tips for Applying for a Traineeship: Sending in Your Application
1 February 2023
- Your application package is your work portfolio, so remember to put effort into it.
- Write your application and CV in the same language as the recruitment ad, unless you are told otherwise.
- Remember to write down your contact details and the date on both the application and the CV.
- Do not forget to mention which traineeship period you are applying for.
- If you know who the application should be addressed to, do so, but if you do not know, use the name of the position as a reference.
- Pay attention to the language you are using. Remember that the application is also an example of your writing style and skills.
- Support the description of your expertise and experience with concrete examples and avoid using empty words and phrases.
- Do not repeat what was said in the recruitment ad or on the company website.
- A suitable length for a traineeship application is one A4 page.
- A suitable length for a CV is one or two pages.
- Do not forget to display your personality.
- On your CV, use backwards chronological order starting from the latest.
- A photo on CV is always a good idea.
- Consider if the most important details could be summarised in a brief profile text at the beginning of your CV.
- Consider whether you have a friend or a member of the family who could review your application and CV before sending them.
- Be meticulous and remember to proofread your application and CV.
- Take a moment to recheck one more time that the name of the company is right both in the application and in the CV.
- Find out what the application period is and abide by it. We encourage you to send in your application well before the deadline.
- Name the annexes appropriately and submit all the required annexes in one go and to the right address.
- If possible, send your application and CV in the PDF format.
Check also our tips for interviews!
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