First impressions count, so bear this in mind for your written
application. Pay attention to the optical appearance of your
application; it should be free of
dog-ears, staples, manual corrections and demonstrate proper use
of language, etc. Your file should of course be complete. Better to
double-check! Many companies expect the cover letter to be
the same goes for us. By this we mean a letter describing your
reasons for applying, why you are interested in a particular job at
Munich Re and what you have to offer ...
It is all about finding the right tone and not making yourself
sound better or worse than you are. We call it
writing”. Writing something like
“I always wanted to learn this trade and I
am very interested in numbers” is not
particularly helpful if a look at the marks you obtained in maths
in your report shows that they are merely average to poor. In such
case, it would be best if you explained why you consider yourself
suitable for the job.
Try to phrase your letter in a way that an outsider will enjoy
reading it or finds it interesting. The best way to achieve a
change of perspective is by getting a good friend, your parents or
teacher to read the letter and ask them:
“Does this letter describe me in an
interesting manner?” You should sign both
the completed letter and your curriculum vitae.
You do not need to prepare for the written exam. Make sure you get
enough sleep the night before and take an optimistic approach. You
will not be expected to do anything superhuman.
However, you should of course prepare for the interview. It is
important that you look up information on Munich Re online, read
the papers and be well aware of why you want to learn the trade and
wish to do so at Munich Re. Your appearance should be in keeping
with the company’s image, without
abandoning your own personality. There are attractive business
clothes for both you and your age.