Auslandspraktikum in England: Wie bewerbe ich mich?
- In writing a letter of interest it is important
that you are both friendly and polite in your style but start and end the letter with the appropriate formality: Dear Sir/ Madam - Yours faithfully. The following guidelines may be of help:
- Talk about yourself
Letters and cvs should contain information about yourself only - not about your family, except in the circumstance that you work for your family company.
- Describe your educational & professional background
It is important that you describe anything you have done in the past and say what you enjoyed about it.
- Always be positive.
If you didn’t like a particular job you did, don’t mention it at all.
- Be open
When describing what you would like to do, be as open and flexible to possibilities as possible, so that you don’t limit your chances. Eg I have studied marketing and particularly enjoyed the experience I had at BMW working in the “xyz” team, where I learned how to…………., but I would be open to any opportunities within the marketing field in any type of industry.
- Describe why
you think working in a company in the UK would be beneficial to you (can widen your cultural understanding, meet different nationalities, use the English you have learned for the last 10 years etc)
- Describe what
you can bring to the office, so that the manager has a positive view of you from the letter. Eg I can bring an enthusiastic attitude and I am always quick to learn.