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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.

Screenshot_HomepageApplicating 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.

Online Assessment

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.

Webinterview

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.

Assessment Center

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.

 

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Viktoria Werner

Viktoria Werner

After a year abroad in Auckland, New Zealand during school I started studying Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen, focusing early on polymer processing. In 2011 I spent a semester in Chennai, India. I participated in the "Meet the Manager" - Event in May 2013 and after that did my masters thesis at ContiTech in Hannover. Now I work in the Material Development for Continental Tires improving our reinforcements even more!

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18 thoughts on “Application to Conti

  1. Hi Viktoria,

    i have one question, is that the way that if some boby is invited for the assessment center and is indirectly already selected for the post or they will filter out also from assessment center ?

    Best Regards,
    Rakesh

    1. Dear Rakesh,
      at the Assessment Center the same rules apply to anyone. So yes, this is still a filter, no matter how you entered the AC.
      All the best
      Pia

  2. Hello All,

    Could anyone help me out regarding few questions I have?
    1) I have got video interview and would be great to have few tips beforehand as in what do they exactly expect.
    2) Secondly could anyone clarify a little more about Individual Presentation during AC?

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    Rounaq

    1. Hi Rounaq,

      They basically want to get to know your personality and maybe also check, if you speak English well. This will not be done in a quiz but through a normal conversation. So expect to be asked to talk about what thrives you to work for Conti or tell about yourself. Also they could ask about some things stated in your CV, like a university project.
      During the individual presentation you have to present your solution to a given problem that has something to do with Conti. Usually there is no right answer but many possibilities how it could be solved. First you have time to work on the task and afterwards you present it and explain it to the assessors.

      I hope I was able to help you, have a good day and all the best from snowy Hanover!
      Viktoria

  3. Hi Viktoria,,
    I got a mail for Online Assessment 1 and 2 without link for login in…later I send a mail to center team which showing in FAQ page for supporting. But no feedback any more….

    Best Regards,
    Echo Zeng

    1. Hi Echo,

      unfortunately I cannot help you here because I am not working in HR. If you have a contact Person from HR please contact them.

      Viktoria

  4. I am b.tech student in freshar
    I am entrested in work for company
    In Machenical Eng
    Thank for you

  5. Hi . i have couple of questions ,

    1)I have completed the online assessment, couple of days back , how/when can i know the results of the assessment?
    2)And i have an candidate reference number is their a way to know the application status?

    1. Hi Chilukala,

      Great to hear that you want to join our Continental family! As you already applied through the job portal, you can always log in and see your application status.
      All the best,
      Sofia

  6. Hi,

    I applied for the role of a Software Engineer last week and I was prompted to complete the online assessment tests which I did, today I received a mail from the HR saying they are going through y application. I wanted to know how important are these online assessment tests, does it mean that you have passed them if they are processing your application?

    Cheers,
    Amogha

    1. Hello!
      We outline the purpose of our online assessments and more interesting facts about them at http://ow.ly/2fHw30lZGwI.
      When our colleagues from recruiting are processing the apllication, it means that the evaluation has not been completed yet.
      You will receive a notification once this step is completed.

      In case there are further questions left, do not hesitate to contact us.

      We wish you all the best!

      Continental Career Team

  7. Hi,

    I’ve recently finished my online assessment test. Will I get some kind of feedback whether I have passed or failed it?

    Thanks,
    Ana

    1. Hello Ana,
      Sure you will receive feedback from us as soon as possible.

      All the best
      Alina, Continental Career Team

  8. Hello,

    I took the online assessment test before 10 days. I am just curious to know how many days it takes to hear regarding the test results & decision ?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikita.

    1. Hi Nikita,
      The online assessments are part of your application. All candidates have to complete the online assessments within 3 days to ensure a quick and lean recruiting process. You won’t receive a decision just based on the Online Assessment, it part of the evaluation. We kindly ask for your patience to hear about the next step.
      Best regards,
      Pia, Continental Career Team

  9. Hi,
    I have just applied for an internship position at Continental AG. I received a confirmation email which asked me to create an applicant account for tracking my application. I have created an account but my submitted application isn’t visible there. It says no applications submitted. My candidate reference number is 29403105

    Kindly let me know how can I track my application.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Vidhi

    1. Dear Vidhi,
      Thanks for your interest to become part of Continental!
      I would kindly ask you to contact our colleagues from the technical support for all issues during the application process. You can send your request to karriere@conti.de .
      Kind regards,
      Kristin, Continental Career Team

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