Working at the Robert Bosch Stiftung

Application Tips

How to Make Your Application a Resounding Success

Preparation Tips

  • Please allow sufficient time for your application and familiarize yourself with the Foundation and the vacancy concerned in advance.
  • Refer to a specific job advertisement in your application; check that all information is complete and correct; ensure that the content is clearly presented; check your spelling and punctuation; and make sure that you have observed common application conventions.
  • Please submit your application via our applicant website. Not only do you save time and money, but you also make it easier for us to process your application and enable us to provide you with an earlier response about its status.

Tips for Your Cover Letter

  • Draft a concise and convincing letter on no more than one side of an A4 sheet in which you explain why you are suited to the position in question.
  • Try to answer the following questions in your letter:
  • Why am I interested in the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the position advertised?
  • What expectations do I have of the new role?
  • Why am I especially suited to the position advertised and why should the Robert Bosch Stiftung choose me?
  • What experience do I have that qualifies me for the position?

Tips for Your Résumé

Your résumé should be in table format and in chronological order. A clear summary of your key personal information and a structured list of your previous experiences help us gain a first impression of your qualifications.

Please include the following information on your résumé:

  • Personal data (e.g. name, address, contact details)
  • Professional experience and other practical/specialist knowledge
  • Vocational education (training/degree)
  • School education (school types, qualifications)
  • Additional specialist knowledge (e.g. foreign languages, IT)
  • Further information on your personal journey (e.g. volunteer work)

Tips for Other Application Documents

References and certificates support the information on your résumé. We therefore recommend ensuring that your documents are of a high image quality and are clearly legible.

Please ensure that your application documents include the following:

  • Certificate of your highest educational qualification
  • Educational/university certificates (with a breakdown of grades if applicable)
  • References/proof of previous work experience

Interview Tips

Prior to the interview, find out as much as you can about the Foundation and ensure that you have clarified all details concerning directions, travel time, parking, and transportation options.

To help you prepare for the interview, you should give some thought to the following questions:

  • Why do I want to work at the Robert Bosch Stiftung?
  • How do I see my future and what expectations do I have?
  • What personal characteristics and strengths do I possess that are relevant to the position?
  • What specialist qualifications do I bring to the table?
  • What questions do I have for the Robert Bosch Stiftung?

And finally, we would like to offer one last, important piece of advice: Be yourself!

Would you like to learn more about applying to the Robert Bosch Stiftung? If so, find out about our application process or get in touch with us directly. We look forward to receiving your application!