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Ibrahim
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Hey guys!

I am from Germany and I am going to make an application for these both companies.

Now, I ask myself whether I have to send them a proof of my social engagement. I am the Head of Marketing and Communications in our local exchange club. I also was a founding member. So, is it enough to mention that in the CV or should I send them a certification or something like that?

Second question: I want to applicate for Advisory/ strategy consulting. I know a professor who likes me really a lot. Should I ask him for a letter, where he is going to recommend me as a person? And then, should I send this letter with my application?

Thank you for your time, help and all your answers!

Greetings from Germany! 

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Consultantno1
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Hey guys!

I am from Germany and I am going to make an application for these both companies.

Now, I ask myself whether I have to send them a proof of my social engagement. I am the Head of Marketing and Communications in our local exchange club. I also was a founding member. So, is it enough to mention that in the CV or should I send them a certification or something like that?

Second question: I want to applicate for Advisory/ strategy consulting. I know a professor who likes me really a lot. Should I ask him for a letter, where he is going to recommend me as a person? And then, should I send this letter with my application?

Thank you for your time, help and all your answers!

Greetings from Germany! 

For now, just send the cv without any certificate should be fine. If they do ask for this specific certificate, make sure you are able to provide one. 

 

This letter is not going to be too useful. Usually they will just look at your cv and at your cover letter.


 

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L - Rathke
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Hello Ibrahim, good to have you here!

So what you are asking is that if you should include your social activities in your CV, right? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Generally, there is definitely a specific selection of your social engagement, BUT in your case, being Head of Marketing and Communications, and being a founding member this must be included in your CV! This is exactly the activity that these companies are looking for! Furthermore, if you want to highlight these, give insights about things you did specifically in these jobs, for example leading a team of X members and organizing weekly meetings to further develop Y and Z. Important here is to adjust it to the company you are applying to - their values and what they are standing for. Certificates are alright but try to not put too much unnecessary information into your CV, sort less valuable things out.

For your second question, it is important to take a look at requirements in these two companies if they expect you to do so and add a rec. letter. If they don't ask for it directly, leave it out. Sometimes, after the hiring manager is interested in your person, they are going to ask for it in a further stage of the application process.

I hope that your questions are covered,

Cheers!

Lasse Rathke 😀 

 

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Ibrahim
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Heyy! Thank you soo much for your answer! I am Very thankful for that 🙂

Yeah, I am saying that in my CV, that I am Head of M&C. I just asked myself whether I should ask the board members of the club for giving me a certificate or something like that. So I can proof my position. I think I am going to do that 🙂 Or what do you think?

For my second question part:

I asked my prof whether he can give me a recommendation letter and he said that he would write one for me but I do not need one now. It may be "too much" he said. So, you are saying: Give them a recommendation letter if they ask for. Did I understand you correctly?

I just can underline that again: Thank you so much for your help. Also, your other answers here to other topics are soo helpful. Have a great Friday! 

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L - Rathke
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@Ibrahim

Hello Ibrahim again 🙂

Yes, a certificate would be fine to add, IF (important) your CV isn‘t that full already. Try to make it look very clean but the most necessary points should be included (includes your certificate if you don‘t have too much other stuff already packed in) 

 

To your second one again: 
Yes, take the rec. letter and have it in spare for possible further requirements asked from your applied companies. 

Very happy to share some knowledge,

cheers!

Lasse Rathke

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