Tool for understanding the job advertisement
Read the job posting carefully. Familiarize yourself with the company and try to understand their needs.
You can start by trying to color-code the post based on the 4 categories:
Look for tasks and methods, professional competencies as well as experience and education.
What personal competencies, personal values and motivation do they demand?
Which target group will you work with?
Here you look at company culture, colleagues and values.
Once you've done that, you'll probably have a much better sense of what they're looking for - and thus the elements it's important to include in your cover letter.
See examples of CVs and cover letters
In the dialogue with the company, you can really get a sense of what the job entails. Here you may gain knowledge and insight that the other applicants do not have, which makes it easier for you to write a targeted cover letter and CV.
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