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I will finish my master’s thesis soon and would like to continue working for Conti after that because I really liked the way Conti people work together. So now the most feared (by myself, too) application process begins. The rules for applying are the same for any applicant, no matter whether they have ever done an internship at Conti or not. I looked for job offers on the career website which fit to me and my skills. Then I applied for these offers online.
For the online application process you need to fill in different information (name, address, language skills…) and have the possibility to upload 4 different files which are CV, cover letter, certificates and other documents. I combined the single documents, compressed (you only have 2 MB) and uploaded them. Then I sent it off and immediately got an E-mail from the system that everything had arrived at Conti. Shortly after that I got a second (personal) mail that my application will be reviewed now.
A couple of days later I got an invitation to an online-assessment, which I completed at home. It is helpful to have something to write next to you and to ban any distraction. The tasks are feasible, but you should concentrate and try hard. My test was divided into two blocks of exercises which should be completed in 8 minutes each. Altogether one should plan 30 minutes of time. Basic maths skills and logical thinking are being checked with these tests.
Shortly after I had finished the online assessment I was told that I had passed the test well and was invited to a web interview. In my case we did a face to face interview because I wrote my thesis at the same location and it would have been funny to call when you only sit 200 m apart.
After this interview I got an invitation to a one day assessment center. I was very excited about that. I’ll tell you about what happened there in my next article.