Before you submit an application for a position, it’s important that you clearly know where your strengths, weaknesses and interests lie. Be aware of your soft skills and where you have already demonstrated them. The position and the company should match you, your expectations and your abilities.
Your application should be complete and error-free. At the same time, it needs to be convincing and personal. It is especially important for you to target your application to Merck and the position you're applying for. We would like to find out exactly why you are applying at Merck and for the specific position.
The application documents consist of
- a cover letter
- your C.V.
- certificates and letters of reference can be added as well.
In general, the cover letter should fit on one page, and not simply reflect your C.V. State clearly and concisely why you are suited for the position and why you are interested in working for Merck. When preparing a C.V., start with the most recent information and work back to the past. This makes it easier for the reader to follow and to quickly find the key points. Integrate all the data of relevance to the position.