Who does not know this? There you are, a few months before your current, fixed-term contract expires, and the journey into the application machinery starts all over again. At a time when competitors in the job market are trying to attract employers’ attention not only through qualifications and professional experience, but increasingly also through ingenuity and design affinity, resignation is often the order of the day, as people fear they will not be able to keep up with their competitors.
In the course of my blog articles, I have already given you some tips and tricks on the right style of dress, strategic career and re-entry, and targeted networking. But what to do when you just don’t have the time to implement all these tips right away? To buy a jacket or to write to a few network contacts is usually not the problem, but to write 5-10 individual applications, besides job, partnership (possibly also family) and household, that looks a bit different.
Take advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital world of work
Fortunately, nowadays we live in the new, so-called working world 4.0 and the digital world offers us enough possibilities to solve our “application problem”. Just like companies that are unable to provide a certain service because they may lack the necessary time resources or expertise, more and more private individuals are now outsourcing work that needs to be done. Whether it’s assembly work, household support or childcare, we get help, draw new strength and use the time corridor thus created to devote ourselves to other tasks.
Support in the area of application management can be found, for example, at the Federal Employment Agency. Here, one can train one’s own competencies in the context of using the learning exchange or participate in a job application training (e.g. Wuppertal from 30.09.16). A prerequisite for some services is registration with the agency (at least as a job seeker). The use of the career information center (short: BIZ) on site, is free of charge and accessible to everyone.
Who excludes a registration with the federal agency for work for itself and also not the necessary small money for a private application coach possesses, for which the service of richtiggutbewerben.de offers a professional and fast alternative.
The application service – First things first:
The price of this service ranges from 69€ (optimization of already existing application documents) to 199€ (international applications with cover sheet, cover letter and CV in English, French or Spanish).
The standard price for a complete application in German language is 149€ (exception: for apprenticeships and internships it costs 99€ or express applications within 24h have a surcharge of 59€ extra). All prices include 19% VAT.
How does the whole thing work? Amazingly simple!
You can choose between several designs, for example “plain & functional” for conservative industries or “visually appealing”, which is mostly the case for marketing, social media or design jobs.
The actual added value becomes clear very quickly:
The individual application is completed by experienced application writers who have previously prepared a complete analysis of the client’s strengths. The writing process is transparent and can be viewed at any time. Thus, one can view the status of the application online (in percent) and additionally receives a mail, should this status have changed (e.g. upon completion). Finally, you receive your application documents as an editable Word file as well as a PDF file. Furthermore, a free rectification is offered should one be dissatisfied with the application documents created.
The communication channels are very diverse:
It is possible to communicate with your personal contact person by phone or write a WhatsApp very quickly from Mon-Fri, 07:00 – 20:00 at the specified service point. The name and contact details of the application writer can also be viewed at any time.
Payment is made only after the service has been rendered:
After you have reviewed the application documents, checked them and requested any corrections (or made them yourself), payment for the service is made.
Here you can conveniently choose from various payment methods, for example, by invoice, credit card or PayPal.
Success proves them right
Whether press and radio interviews in WirtschaftsWoche.de, RP ONLINE and Antenne Düsseldorf or television appearances on n-tv or Sat.1, the online company based in the state capital of Düsseldorf is no stranger to the world.
The professionalism and excellent customer service are also reflected in the customer ratings on ShopVote (4.3 out of 5.0); Facebook (4.5 out of 5.0); Google (4.5 out of 5.0) and Ciao! (5.0 out of 5.0) (as of 11/2016). For example, according to the company’s own information, according to a survey of selected customers in January 2015, approximately 68% of customers receive an invitation to a job interview after they have had their application documents prepared and/or improved by the application service.
For those who are time-strapped, application letters consist of a single letter salad that you do not want to untangle yourself or who simply want to fall back on the professional know-how of an expert, an application service such as richtiggutbewerben.de offers is recommended.
Have you already had your application documents revised or holistically created by a professional? What advantage or disadvantage do you see in such a service? Share your experience with the FemalExperts community!
About the author
Kinga Bartczak advises, coaches and writes on female empowerment, new work culture, organizational development, systemic coaching and personal branding. She is also the managing director of UnternehmerRebellen GmbH and publisher of the FemalExperts magazine .