Hints For Your Job Search

No need to get frustrated

Applying for jobs generally means dealing with a number of rejections.

  • Only around 13 per cent of all job applications actually end in a job interview.
  • And only 22 per cent of job interviews end with the applicant being offered a contract of employment.

(Source: Staufenbiel JobTrends Survey, Germany 2014)

What this means expressed in clear terms is that it is perfectly normal if you do not manage to achieve your desired goal with your very first applications. Have a little patience both with yourself and with the job market, and just keep on trying. Consult a professional job application expert in order to make your application documents even more professional:

Frau bei Vorstellungsgespräch

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Career Events

The TUM network offers numerous career events for you to gather information on job applications, professions and career. The events often include possibilities to establish first contacts to companies and to successful alumni.

Online Job Markets

Additionally to the TUM Job and Internship Board the Internet provides a vast number of job boards focusing on different core themes. Do not forget to check out the websites of the companies you are interested in.

Job-Offers in the Print Media

Although the number of employers who place print ads has decreased in recent years, the print media are still an important source for job offers. Every Saturday, the job markets of the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” and also the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” offer a good overview of all sectors. On Thursdays, the “Zeit” is especially interesting concerning an academic career. You should take advantage of regional and national newspapers, trade journals and publications of professional associations in order to find all relevant job offers.


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