Tips for your application at Tempton

From the job advertisement to the job of your dreams - at Tempton it is a very simple and straightforward path. The following tips on how to apply can help anyone who is interested in quickly preparing a convincing application. Applications can be submitted either online using the form provided in the job advertisement or by mail.

Are you uncertain how to prepare a really good application even with the application tips? No problem - just drop by a branch office or give us a call to arrange an appointment.

Either way, we look forward to getting to know you!

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1. General information

Whether online or by mail, there are a few rules to follow:

  • Subject: This is the first thing people read and should therefore be worded succinctly.
  • Contact information: This information has to be included. This is why you should place your address, phone number and e-mail address either legibly on the letterhead or below the signature.
  • Spelling check: Mistakes should be avoided in the cover letter and résumé. It is equally important to make sure that no spelling errors creep in when sent by e-mail. In addition, the e-mail should not be longer than six lines and should clearly refer to the advertised position.
  • Attachments: Cover letter, references and résumé should be scanned as one PDF document and should not exceed 3 - 4 MB in size.

2. The cover letter

The cover letter, together with the résumé, is the core piece of any application. By following a few simple tips, nothing can go wrong:

  • Write short sentences.
  • Avoid filler words, superlatives and unnecessary information.
  • Answer the following questions in your cover letter:
    • Why am I qualified for the job? (Professional experience, expert knowledge, additional qualifications, etc.).
    • What motivated me to apply for this job? (Personal development, exciting work environment, reliable/innovative employer).

3. The résumé

The résumé is likely the most important document within an application. This is where the recruiters will be able to be convinced of your credentials at a glance. Therefore, you should consider the following:

  • Length: the document should be no more than two pages maximum.
  • Contact: First of all, your full name should be included, as well as all important contact information and, ideally, your marital status (single/married).
  • Meaningful picture: A picture is not obligatory, but it shows candor. This builds trust.
  • Table structure: The résumé should be structured table style. Three columns detailing 1) time period, 2) experience, 3) location.
  • The most important information in the résumé is: Work experience, education and additional qualifications.
  • Divide the résumé into three blocks in the mentioned sequence and describe your experience.
  • Write in chronological order - always starting with the most recent information - all the important positions in succession with as few gaps as possible.
  • Do not be afraid of gaps in your résumé: Be honest! Our employees have diverse résumés, and every recruiter knows that things do not always pan out as expected. If you still leave a reliable and motivated impression, then you always have a chance with Tempton. We are looking for employees who are a good fit for us and the advertised position.

4. The interview

Once we have received your application, we will invite you for an interview. Our in-house colleagues are happy to get to know each applicant, so you can be at ease for the interview. However, if you would still like to prepare yourself:

  • Outfit: attend as you feel comfortable and think is appropriate. You engage in the best interviews when you feel comfortable in your own skin.
  • Ahead of the interview, remind yourself of your strengths. Then you come across as confident.
  • Come up with a few phrases about how you want to introduce yourself.
  • Clarify in advance where the interview will take place and have the name of your contact person ready.