September 14th, 2005

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Hurrah! CV and Letter completed in German

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So I’ve finally finished writing my cv and covering letter in German, thanks to katcolorado and Dolphus for their help and corrections! I’ve also found all the necessary paperwork and scanned and printed and collated everything into a folder! Applying for jobs here is so different to England. CVs are shorter and with less detail about each job, because each time you leave a job here you get a “Zeugnis”, sort of a like a school report and this details exactly what your responsibilites were and how well you did them! It’s customary here to include certification for “everything” you mention on your cv, and you also list all the relevant courses you’ve done. Hence, my cv here is 3 pages long (not 2 as in England). The photo shows all the paperwork for the cv which gets neatly compiled into a folder!
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3 Job Applications sent off !

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So today I applied online for a UBS job, and I’ve just finished putting together 2 postal applications - see photo below - the job hunt has started :-)


Update 16th Sept 10am: already heard back from UBS to say that they won't be taking my application further :-( That was very quick I wonder if they've already filled the post or have an internal candidate? Cos I was quite a good match I thought. Ho hum, can't afford to get worried over each rejection - I think the job search is going to be a long one, and I need patience and optimism to succeed!