Application check-up

Counselling services

All students of the University of Münster and alumni (within one year after graduation) can receive an application check-up by the Careers Service for applications in Germany. We sit down with you, review your application and offer you feedback regarding the wording of your cover letter and your CV.
As a rule, we offer this service only once during your application process. After having a model application checked, you can usually apply the same strategies to further applications.

IMPORTANT!
In order to take advantage of this offer, it is imperative that you are thoroughly prepared. Please watch the following video, “Bewerben für Praktika und Stellen in Deutschland (how to apply for work placements and vacancies in Germany [de]” which you can find in the University’s Learnweb (in German only). The video addresses the following topics:

  • Applications are about SELF-MARKETING
  • Different forms of applications (standard, short, email, online, attachments)
  • Photo and cover page
  • Structure of the application letter
  • Points of argumentation in the application letter  
  • Design of the CV

The more effectively you apply these strategies and information in your application documents, the more helpful the feedback will be during your appointment. In addition, the online course provides further material and information to help you prepare for the meeting.

Check-up hours
Monday to Friday
Please arrange an appointment by phone

Current changes
Due to the holidays, there will be no appointments between December, 27th and January, 5th.

Duration of a check-up
Approx. 20 minutes

What should I bring with me?
Please bring one printed application (cover letter, CV) and – if available – the job advertisement.

Who will conduct the application check-up?
Andrea Schröder, M.A.
Counsellor at the Careers Service

Where does the check-up take place?
Careers Service
Schlossplatz 3
Rm. 3

How do I make an appointment?
Please contact us by phone at +49 (0)251 83-30073 (Andrea Schröder).

Important:
The Careers Service only checks job and work-placement applications for positions in Germany – not for those applying for grants, admission to master’s programmes etc.

For those applying for a job or work placement abroad, we offer special workshops in our semester programme and one-on-one counselling sessions [en].