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# What Is An Application?
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- [What Is An Application?](#what-is-an-application)
  - [1. Letter/Cover Letter](#1-lettercover-letter)
  - [2. CV](#2-cv)
  - [3. Certificates](#3-certificates)
  - [Where Can I Get Help With My Application?](#where-can-i-get-help-with-my-application)
    - [More information](#more-information)
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The subject of Hop-on is professional diplomas. That is why you will only find general information about applications here.
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An application is a written presentation of a person and their experience. You need an application if you:
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* Do vocational training (Ausbildung),
* Do an internship (Praktikum) or
* Are looking for a job.
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There are many websites where you can inform yourself about applications. On the [Make it in Germany](http://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/fuer-fachkraefte/arbeiten/ratgeber/bewerbung) website you can find information in German, English, French and Spanish.
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An application can be sent by post or by e-mail. Sometimes, there are forms on the website of the company to fill out. The content of an application is always the same.
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Generally, an application in Germany consists of three parts:
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1. Letter/Cover Letter
2. CV and
3. Certificates.
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## 1. Letter/Cover Letter
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In the letter/cover letter (Brief/dem Anschreiben), you will describe why you are interested in a company and job or vocational training. This means that you describe your motivation.
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You should write an individual letter for each company. That's how you show that you fit specifically in this company and job or vocational training.
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On the [Planet Beruf](http://bwt.planet-beruf.de/bewerbungsmappe/das-anschreiben/was-alles-in-dein-anschreiben-gehoert.html) website you can find tips for a cover letter. The examples are about vocational training and internships. If you are looking for a job, there are the same rules. The website is in German.
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On the [Syrer Azubis](http://syrazubis.com/archives/799) website you will find cover letters for vocational training in Arabic.
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## 2. CV
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A CV (Lebenslauf) is like a table with important information about a person. These are, for example, name, address, date of birth, course of study and job.
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A CV also answers three questions:
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* When?
* What?
* Where?
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For example:
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* How long were you at school for?
* When did you work for a company?
* What did you specifically do at the company? What were your tasks?
* Where did you work? What is the name of the company?
* How many years did you study for? What was the name of the university?
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You can also use your CV for other things. For example, to get advice, it helps if you have a CV.
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There are many websites where you can find examples of CV that you can fill out with your own information. For example, there is [EuroPass](http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/de/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions). On this website, you can find blank documents like that in 27 languages. You can also write your CV online.
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In CVs, it is important to have a good structure and format. Usually, in Germany, you start off with the most current professional experience or the last diploma from a school or university. Usually, companies also want a photo.
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Here are some simple examples of CVs. These CVs are only examples and aren't blank documents you can fill in.
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![Examples for a CV](../abb/Lebenslauf_de.png)
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## 3. Certificates
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Certificates (Zeugnisse) are important in Germany. A company can better understand what qualifications you have and what you can do.
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There are different types of certificates:
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* Certificates for finishing school (high school diploma),
* Certificates for finishing vocational training (professional diplomas),
* Certificates for finishing studies (academic diplomas),
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* Certificates for an internship,
* Certificates from a job at a company.
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In an application, you don't send the orgininal versions of your certificate, only a copies.
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If you have certificates, a translation or getting them recognized could be important.
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If you don't have any certificates, you should describe your experience as specifically as you can in your CV.
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## Where Can I Get Help With My Application?
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If you are registered with the Employment Agency or with the Jobcenter, there are different possibilities - for example job application training.
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The Employment Agency or the Jobcenter can finance application training if you meet special requirements.
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You can also go to a migration advice center for adults or an education advice center for more information.
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### More information
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* [What Does the Employment Agency Do?](../agenturen/was-machen-die-agenturen-fuer-arbeit.md)
* [What is Recognition?](../wege/was-ist-anerkennung.md)
* [Where can I find counselling services and projects?](../finden/wo-finde-ich-beratungsangebote-und-projekte.md)
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Score: [15.10.2016]