Tips for CV / Cover Letter

Your application is like an advertisement - it should inspire us to pick up the phone and ask you to come in for an interview.

The complete application should consist of a motivational letter, CV / Resume and letters of references.

Motivation letter

In the motivation letter you should highlight key skills, background, experiences and competencies that make you the ideal candidate for the position. It should be specific to the position for which you are applying for. So, look carefully at the job ad for what we are looking for. Answer the following guiding questions in your letter:

Why are you interested in working with Oerlikon?

Why are you interested in the position and what your expectations are?

What makes you the ideal candidate for the position?

CV / Resume

Your CV / resume is the key to get to an interview. Your CV / Resume should be well structured, orderly, precise, complete and not too long. It highlights your education, qualification and work experience.Make sure you cover the following information:

Personal information:
Include your name and contact details in the CV / Resume (e-mail, phone, residence address).

Work experience:
List your previous positions and duration of employment with each company. Also provide concise, important details on your accomplishments in the roles held and any impact your efforts had on your company/function.

Your CV / Resume should accurately reflect your academic achievements and accomplishments. Provide full names of the institutions attended, degrees conferred and final grades.


The font size of your resume and cover letter should be clearly legible and the overall formatting simple. Check carefully the text for phrasing and spelling mistakes. 


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