The right way to apply
Whether you would like to apply at Deutsche Post or DHL: There are some good tips for every applicant!
Online or classic?
Online applications: a standard practice at Deutsche Post DHL
There are three types of application that we would like to discuss with you here. We recommend that you use the online application form to apply for a job at Deutsche Post DHL. All personnel departments of our Group work exclusively with online applications. Resume folders and e-mail applications are turned into online applications before they are passed on to the personnel departments.
In general there are three forms of application
1. Online Application
In an online application, the applicant records his or her applicant data via a structured online application form. We recommend that you use this type of application to apply for a job with Deutsche Post DHL.
It is easy to use – just try!
2. E-Mail Application
The e-mail application is a normal e-mail that contains at least an attached cover letter and a resume. Frequently, the e-mail application also will include attached copies of letters of recommendation and certificates. You can apply for a current opening at our company by e-mail. Please send your application to:
But we recommend that you apply online for current openings. If you would like to send us an unsolicited application, we are unable to process it as an e-mail application because we cannot ensure the necessary transparency for this form of application. If you would like to send us an unsolicited application, please send it to us as an online application.
3. Resume Folders
The classical resume folder comprises a cover letter and a resume complemented by copies of certificates and references. We recommend that you refrain from using this type of application to apply for a job with Deutsche Post DHL.
Writing an application
The perfect application – really easy!
Whether you apply online or by mail: Your application is always the key to a successful career change. The application – including the cover letter and letters of reference – is initially the only thing your potential employer knows about you. Consequently, your application should be done in a way that gives the reader a good idea about your qualifications and interests.
Every application is something special and personal. However, an application should definitely fulfill three requirements: It must be orderly. It must be well-structured, and it must be complete.
"Orderly" means that you should carefully check your text for phrasing and spelling mistakes! If you don't apply online, you should pay attention to the material you are mailing. Wrinkled or sticky paper won't impress anyone!
"Well-structured" means that your cover letter should concisely provide the most important information: Which position are you applying for? Why are you interested in the job, and what are your expectations? And why are you especially qualified for the job? Your resume should be written in a tabular form, beginning with your latest employer.
"Complete" means that an application includes a cover letter, a resume and important letters of recommendation.
Heike Beyer, Contact person recruiting
Are you prepared?
"You're optimally prepared for your job interview when you know what you want, what you can do and what matters to us."
Arriving well-prepared for an interview
If you have been invited to an interview, you have already overcome a big hurdle on your way to a new job: We think your application is so interesting that we would like to get to know you better. The interview is a great opportunity to present your own interests and skills.
The steps of a job interview at Deutsche Post DHL
At the companies of Deutsche Post DHL, an interview usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. Normally, an employee from the department for which you have applied attends the interview along with someone from the personnel department who leads the interview.
The interview begins with questions about your resume, which you sent us as part of your application. The interview gives you the opportunity to describe in detail stages in your professional career that were particularly important for you.
Afterward, you will be asked about your professional experience: What were your responsibilities and what did you enjoy about them? What are your strengths? Why are you especially qualified for the job? We would like to find out whether your skills and interests fit well with the demands of the job and whether you would contribute to the company's success.
Preparation is half the battle
How do you prepare for such questions? It's easy: You should know both your employer and the job requirements very well. The pertinent information is on the website and in the job advertisement. Friends and acquaintances who already know the company are also good sources of information.
As an applicant, you will probably have a lot of questions about Deutsche Post DHL. Our tip: Write down all the questions that you couldn't answer during your research – and bring them to the interview! Don't be afraid to ask questions about salary, vacation, professional training and advancement opportunities. By arriving well-prepared, you will already have realistic expectations regarding these topics.
Just as individual as your career path
In the interview, we also consider your current situation: Someone who is applying for an apprenticeship does not have work experience. Therefore, we ask the applicant about his or her favorite school subjects and hobbies. The goal remains the same: We would like to get an idea of your abilities and preferences so that the job and employee fit well.
Don't forget: You're not the only one who wants to show your best side – we do, too! And because of the invitation to the interview, you already know that we would like to have you as a new employee. Good luck!