An informative online application
We prefer it if applications are submitted using our online job application form. Please make sure that attachments do not exceed a maximum size of 4 MB. To ensure you provide all the documentation we require, you will need to supply:
- A cover letter
- Your CV
- Your qualification certificates
- Any letters of recommendation you may hold
Your cover letter
Make sure you make concrete reference to the job vacancy that interests you in the subject line. If you are sending an unsolicited application you should also make reference to this in the subject line. Please address your cover letter to the contact person specified in the job vacancy ad. This will ensure that we will be able to entrust your application directly to the relevant recruiter. There is more than one job vacancy that interests you? Please only submit an application for one of these vacancies (you can make reference to the other vacancies that interest you elsewhere in your cover letter). Provide a summary of your professional activities and experience to date so that we can see what skills you already have. Also supply a short (no more than one A4 page in length) but enlightening description of yourself that will awaken our interest in meeting you.
You should answer the following questions in your cover letter:
- Why are you applying for a job at ALTEN?
- Why are you applying for this particular job and what qualifies you to work in this post?
- How will ALTEN benefit if we decide to employ you?
- What else do we need to know that might influence our decision (your availability, salary expectations, etc.)?
Your CV should be in tabular form and should provide a clearly structured overview of your education and previous professional activities. Start with the latest aspect that is significant and work back to the very earliest stage of your CV. Make certain that you include any activities that are relevant to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Also provide descriptions in keyword form of your practical experience (projects, research papers, internships). Any form of practical experience can be important if you are just starting out on your career and can prove to be of benefit to you in the application process.
Our tip for career starters – any form of professional experience can be relevant to your application. References from organisations for which you have worked (even while you were still a student) or where you completed an internship can tell us a lot about your personality. Supplement your application with certificates that show your job-relevant practical experience and your latest/foremost qualification.