Application tips

Application tips

Your application at DESY

Here you will find a lot of information and tips on how to prepare for your application to be successful! Please apply online. We guarantee that every online application will be personally checked by one of our recruiters - we do not use technical pre-selection.

The first impression counts.

Convince us with your application in 5 steps.

Your application is your first step to contact us and at the same time gives us a first insight into your working methods. If you follow the following tips for design, you have already taken the first step.


1. Convince us with your cover letter

You stand out with your cover letter if it is well and "short and to the point". Convince us with your personal motivation and enthusiasm for the job by answering our two questions: 1. Why this job? and 2. Why you?

We also need the following information:

  • Earliest possible starting date
  • Salary expectations (also as a range)


2. Design your curriculum vitae in an up-to-date and clear way

Your CV should be meaningful, authentic and well structured. It is the centrepiece of your application. We would therefore be pleased to receive a detailed curriculum vitae in chronological order. When listing your individual stations, please make sure to include monthly and annual periods.

3. Your significant certificates


Your references and certificates are the key to your job. In this respect, we would like to point out that you should send us all relevant references and certificates according to the information in your CV. In the following application mask you have the possibility to upload as many documents as you like.

4. File format of your application documents


Please note that we can only process files in PDF format. If you do not have the possibility to generate PDF files on your computer, you will find a free option HERE to convert your application files into PDF format.

5. Conclusion

In order to be able to check exactly whether you fit in with us, it is particularly important that your application documents are complete. In any case, we need:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Certificates [work and internship certificates for the professional stations, current overview of grades (if the studies have not yet been completed) and final certificates (studies / Abitur)].

Once you have prepared your documents in accordance with our instructions, you will only need a few minutes to get your application online. Under JOB OFFERS you will find our daily updated vacancies for which you can apply specifically.

We look forward to receiving your application!
Your DESY Recruiting Team