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Job Application

Your goal when applying: To stick out and to make a good impression. It is essential that your application portfolio includes all relevant documents, is well structured and tailored to the job opening.

Are you unsure of what format is common in Germany and which documents are part of an application portfolio? We have prepared checklists as well as sample documents for inspiration. You can also have a look at our video inputs to get a thorough overview of what is important.

Furthermore, you are welcome to use our free-of-charge CV and application portfolio check – simply contact us!

Tips for applications (in German)

Application portfolio check

You would like to get feedback on your application documents? You are welcome to make an appointment with us: We will have a look at your documents (cover letter, CV, corresponding job opening), give you some feedback, and point out suggestions for improvement. According to your preferences, we can make a personal appointment, or give you feedback via telephone, skype or email.

Your next steps:

  1. Prepare all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, job opening).
  2. Attach them to an email and make sure to stay beneath 3-5 MB.
  3. Contact us via email.


In our media library you will find video inputs with basic information on job search, application an job interview.

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Welcome Center Thuringia

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With the "Welcome Center Thuringia" the ThAFF provides assistance to foreign skilled professionals – for example when it comes to work and residence regulations, applications in Thuringia and searching for the right point of contact.

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academix Thüringen

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Job Fair comeback

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