The deadline for applying to the Graduate Programmes is approaching and I have received a number of comments and emails about tips and tricks for what to write in the application for the Business Processes Graduate Programme. If you do a bit of online research on the Graduate blog-site, you will come across quite a few blogs that address this issue. You can read some great posts about this by former graduate bloggers here, here and here, and also by current Graduate bloggers Klaus and On.
I found many of these blog posts useful when I was making my application last year, so now I want to share some of my best tips for writing a good application, as well as the view of Ove, head of the Graduate programmes.
How to write a good application
Writing a good application is a rather subjective and complex issue. If you talk to 5 different people, they will probably have 5 different views on what a good application is. However, here is some of my best advice for making a good application…
1) Make it clear why you want to work for Novo Nordisk – do your research about the company, there is a wealth of information online. Read about the company’s culture in form of the Novo Nordisk Way
2) Make it clear why you want to apply for the Business Processes Graduate Programme – why would you like this job and why is this specific programme the right one for you?
3) Emphasize how you can contribute to the company
4) Make a clear common thread in your application – your cover letter and CV should go hand in hand
5) Read your application through carefully and avoid spelling mistakes
6) There is no rule about this, but less is more – keep your cover letter limited to 1 page and CV to 2 pages
7) Most importantly – be yourself and let your personality shine through in your application
I was also lucky enough to get an interview with Ove, head of the Graduate Programmes. If you press on the video below, you will get some insights into what he thinks a good application is.
Good luck with your applications and remember to apply before 9 February 2014. Click here to select your programme and apply: www.novonordisk.com/graduates