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Stick to the truth

What do I have to do to make sure my résumé and my application end up at the top of the pile? We can immediately tell, whether we have received a standard application or if the applicant has actually worked hard to tailor their application to fit both the job […]

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You have to tailor your résumé to fit each job

You may use a template to create a basic résumé Online, you’ll find lots of templates for résumés, which you may copy and use to give your application and résumé an elegant graphic expression. Keep in mind that chronological or functional résumés appeal to experienced jobseekers rather than recent graduates. […]

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Assess your skills

When working on a basic résumé, you need to know precisely which skills you have. Perhaps your job at the supermarket taught you something about customer service? Capax, a job recruitment agency, recommends that you produce a basic résumé from which you may handpick elements when applying for specific jobs. […]

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Welcome to the warped labor market

When you start searching for your first job, you will be competing with experienced employees. Therefore, you must show companies how your educational background may be valuable to them. As a graduate, you have to make an extra effort. The labor market for engineers is warped – in the sense […]

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Engineers are unaccustomed to selling themselves

Perhaps you need to improve your self-promoting skills once you graduate, advices Stefan Pavic, who graduated with a degree in architectural engineering from DTU in 2015. “At most engineering courses, students are taught to apply measurable tools. This means that it is far easier to emphasize your professional qualifications once […]

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We read every single cover letter

If you want a career in the Danish Defence, Peter Schmidt recom­mends that you set up a job-agent at forsvaret.dk. Peter Schmidt is accustomed to talking to engineering students about possible careers in the Danish Defence, when he travels across the country to present job options at, amongst others, DSE […]

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Do your homework properly

How many of the criteria listed in the job ad do I need to match? The criteria reflect an ideal, but most of us would not be able to fulfill all of them. However, it’s important that you read the ad and think “That’s the job for me!” We often […]

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