A World without Internet – no longer conceivable today. It makes our life easier, more colourful, faster. For many areas, this means an enormous process of change, because old Methods have – in some cases very suddenly – become obsolete. Also in the application world.


The tendency to paperless application

Neatly and painstakingly processed application folders are becoming obsolete. According to a Bitkom survey, only one in four prefers HR Application in paper form by post, almost 60 percent prefer the documents digitally, be it as a PDF file or even in standardized form Online-Application forms.

Ascending trend. Other surveys see these differences as even more dramatic. The statistics portal statista speaks of a ratio of 90 to 10 percent for a digital application. No matter how clear: the digital application belongs Future. That's for sure. And employees have to adapt to it.

What does this mean for me and my application?

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Digitalisation is increasingly shifting the focus of the documents to the content. An elaborate presentation, printed on beautiful paper, arranged in a folder - for the first impression of a candidate accounts for these aspects. Of course, a clear design and optimally structured documents are still important, but a unique feature is the external shape but not more.

This makes it all the more important: The digital application must above all impress with its content. A neatly worked out applicant profile with a clear recognizable activity portfolio - HR managers are convinced of this. Incidentally, the same standards should apply to the digital application in terms of care and Order apply as in paper form. Unfamiliar abbreviations and misspellings are even easier to spot on screen!

New form - new ways

But the question of the right form of application documents is only one aspect of digitization. Also the ways, through which HR professionals and job seekers find each other, have changed a lot – even completed a change of direction: According to a statista survey, only every second online store switched channels last year Company seine Jobs in newspapers or trade journals. On the other hand, almost 90 percent used the possibilities of the internet to fill vacancies.

Social media services such as XING, LinkedIn and Experteer also play a not unimportant role in this process of change. Almost half of all companies surveyed stated that they were also looking for applicants and were offering vacancies. A personal, well-groomed appearance in these social medianetworks/-Platforms drives the Job Search So for the future we are making considerable progress - and will the need to digitize the Industry on each one Candidate transfer.

Apps for career orientation and application

In addition to social media, apps are also playing an increasingly important role: They have long since not only helped in choosing a career, but also start one step ahead: With apps, professional fields can be discovered in a playful way – and one’s own Reset can also be tested immediately.

For example, the right one for pupils or students who are faced with a challenge after graduating Job to find for yourself:

Occupations TV: Training or what only?

A visit to the careers information center is usually offered directly by the schools, but many job profiles can also be explored with a smartphone or tablet and thus offer a playful environment for a serious topic that motivates students. Quite unlike the computer - many of the offers are also available on the Internet - mobile devices have the appeal of free time, voluntariness and Fun.

If you don't even know what direction you could take professionally, you can find short films and information on a large number of training courses in the Berufse.TV app from the Federal Employment Agency. The films are well made, the texts short and understandable. Tips for the application complete the offer. However, users should only watch the app's films in the WLAN, otherwise it is fast the data volume of the mobile network is exhausted.

App into the craft

For those who want to work, the Westdeutsche Handwerkskammertag offers the craft license. Aptitude tests for subject areas offer those interested the opportunity to study the subject matter and assess their own abilities.

Big advantage of the craft driver's license: Is the result of a test negative, it is recommended to do an internship and not immediately discouraged from the profession. That's how it will be Motivation cherished in search of the dream job.


Visually not very appealing, but in terms of content but highly recommended is Azubister. The app includes a magazine with articles on exciting education, tips for finding housing or information on volunteer service.

A list of training occupations shows career opportunities and everything important to the job description. From the description, jobs can be searched in the vicinity or throughout Germany. Overall, there is a whole lot to discover. The combination of training occupations among each other is particularly successful. Although the area is appealing but not the occupation itself, the app shows other occupations, for example in the medical field.

Attitude test by app

Once you have found your dream job and are job interview invited, a test is waiting for many candidates, which is supposed to test their general knowledge.

The App AzubiTest from craftssheet.de is a good one Preparation on it. 18 different tests train mathematical understanding and comprehension. The highlight: As in the serious test, the user only has 20 minutes.

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