Tips for application

Your application is the key to a successful career change with Holcim. The application that you submit is your opportunity to be noticed within a short time. The application should consist of a motivation letter and a CV.

Motivation letter 
In the motivation letter you need to highlight key skills, background, experiences and competencies that make you the ideal candidate for the position. It should be specific to the position for which you are applying. So, look carefully at the job ad for what we are looking for. Answer the following guiding questions in your letter:

  • Why are you interested in working with Holcim?
  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • What makes you the ideal candidate for the position?

CV/Resume 
Your CV/resume is key to a good application with the one specific purpose: to win an interview. Your resume should be well structured, orderly, precise, complete and not too long. It highlights your education, qualification and work experience.  Make sure you cover the following information: 

  • Personal information:  Include your name and contact details in the CV/resume (e-mail, phone, residence address). 
  • Work experience:  List your previous positions and duration of employment with each company. Also provide concise, important details on your accomplishments in the roles held and any impact your efforts had on your company/functions. 
  • Education/Qualifications:  Your resume should accurately reflect your academic achievements and accomplishments. Provide full name of the institutions attended and the degrees conferred. 

Tips

  • An application is an advertisement - it should inspire us to pick up the phone and ask you to come in for an interview
  • A complete application includes motivation letter, CV/resume and letters of reference.
  • The motivation letter should provide the most important information. Which position you are applying, why you are interested in the job and what your expectations are
  • A CV/resume is not a personal statement or some sort of self expression
  • The font size of resume and cover letter should be clearly legible and the overall formatting simple. Check carefully the text for phrasing and spelling mistakes