Tips for candidates
Candidates toour traineeship offers is the first step towards obtaining a valuable work & life experience abroad. Following are some recommendations for an effective application.
Writting the resume
The first step for applying to any traineeship offer starts with a good resume. It is important that your resume presents your personal information, educational background and working experience in a clear and structured way. We also recommend to apply only to the traineeship offers that suits you. It will help us to identify your preferences and see how your capabilities, personal qualities and background fit the vacancies. We’ve provided the Europass CV template as a useful tool to create your resume.
Be ready for the interview
An interview is your opportunity to tell us about yourself and what you can contribute to the host organisation. Following are some tips to help you prepare it:
Verify your network connectivity
Make sure your connectivity is ideal. If necessary get closer to the router or connect your computer via Ethernet (cable) to enhance the connectivity. Verify that your Skype is up to date and working, and test the sound and microphone form your computer. To make sure they work correctly makes a test call.
Prepare your surroundings
Whether your call is video or telephone, do it in a quiet, businesslike setting, ideally in a room with a door. A cluttered background may distract your audience, no need to share too much information. A blank or neutral background is best, with a well-organized desktop. Make sure the computer, tablet or phone is set in a fixed place to avoid excessive movement.
Familiarize yourself with the traineeship offer
Review the characteristics of the vacancy and research the host organisation web-site for which you will be interviewing. During the interview it is a good moment to ask questions about the host company as it demonstrates your interest for the position and you will also learn more about the organisation.
A Skype interview is as important as an on-site interview: the professional appearance will always make a good impression.
Be prepared to talk about your resume
Think about your educational background and past experiences and responsibilities in detail.
Assess your own skills
Think about them both in general as well as those specific to the position for which you will be interviewing.
Be on time
Confirmdirections to your interview location in advance.
Relax and stay focused on the interview, just be yourself and smile.
We are aware that you might not have lots of experience so we prefer honesty rather than replying all the right answers.
Wish you good luck!