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Career Services at the University of Zurich


After all your efforts, you have found the job you want. Now it’s time to apply. And that means selling yourself. Thanks to your initial analysis, you know where your competencies lie so now it's a question of putting together an application that communicates them effectively.

Remember that your application is like a business card: it’s the key to making the famous first impression. As most HR officers spend only 30-60 seconds looking through an application portfolio for the first time, it has to be faultless and all relevant information must be visible at first glance.

Every application is individual and should reflect you as a person as well as the job you are applying for. But, however diverse they may be, it is still worth observing a few basic rules on documents and methods, which we have summarized for you on the following pages:

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Well Begun is Half Done

Begin applying for jobs in plenty of time, use a range of different methods, and develop your own strategy.

Don’t Wait Too Long!

Don’t wait too long once you have seen a job that appeals to you. In order to secure interesting applicants quickly, HR managers may shorten the application period.

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