Student members – get help with your applications and CVs
Sidst opdateret: Wednesday, 22. June 2016 - 11:06 / caf
From February 1, 2016, it is possible for IDA’s student members to get counselling about the job market in Denmark.
“We want to provide our student members, at a very early stage, with the best tools for successfully entering the Danish job market,” says Marina Storgaard, Career Manager at the Danish Society of Engineers, IDA. That is why this new service has been launched, where you can send in your CV and job application to IDA.
She continues: “It can be very hard to tell and write down what you can add to a company and what motivates you to apply for a specific position. And that’s what we can help our student members with.”
Also, there are different approaches when you are applying for a student position or an internship.
“An internship is more a learning process, in opposition to a student position. That’s why you need to put emphasis on, what you want to learn or gain from the workplace experience.”
Writing a good application
IDA Career Counselling division proof-reads a large amount of applications every day, and the Career Consultants have sound experience in their fields, explains Marina Storgaard.
“There are a lot of things you can do, to give a good impression of yourself as a candidate. We know what works. Both from experience, but also on the basis of surveys, we have in-depth knowledge of what recruiters look for in an application and in CVs.
A good advice is to build your CV and application in a highly structured way. Writing a good application and building a structured CV can be difficult, so it can be a good idea to contact us for further advice,” says Marina.
A good entrance to the Danish job market
A good student job or the right workplace experience can have a large effect on your future career. First and foremost, it is about using your theory in practice, but it is also a clear advantage that you have tried working in a workplace environment.
“We see that many candidates start their career in the same workplace, where they worked as a student assistant. Just as having a successful internship can be the transition into a fulltime job opportunity, or can give you the professional network you need for future references.
Prepare yourself for the interview
If you are invited to a job interview on the basis of your application, IDA’s consultants are ready to help you.
It is very important that you are well prepared when you arrive for the interview. IDA can guide you on what to bring and which kinds of questions you need to consider, before you arrive.
IDA’s Career Consultants are ready to help student members with their CVs and applications for study-related positions as well as jobs at the local grocery store or café.