Tips and tricks on your online application

Here, we answer frequently asked questions regarding your job application at GW.

>> Are the vacancies posted up to date?

>> How should my application look like?

>> How does the application process work?

>> Can I send an unsolicited application?

>> Does GW accept mass applications?

>> Are there any application deadlines for posted vacancies?

>> What are the criteria for the selection process?

>> May I apply for more than one job opening?

>> How long does it take before I receive a reply to my application?

>> May I apply again after receiving a negative reply to my application?

>> If I get invited to an interview will I get reimbursed for the expenses?

>> Where can I get additional information concerning a vacancy?

>> Why does GW prefer online applications?

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Are the vacancies posted on GW website up to date?
Our recruiting team is updating vacancies posted on our website daily. Applications are welcome as long as a job opening is listed on our website.

How should my application look like?
We are looking forward to your curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and relevant certificates. Please make sure that the uploaded data does not exceed 4 MB.

How does the application process work?
Our recruiting experts compare the submitted profiles to the characteristics required for the job vacancies. In the international context particularly, we rely on telephone and Skype interviews to be able to set the mutual expectations already prior to the personal conversion. If you are invited to an interview, you will receive detailed information on the arrival as well as the contact address in advance. Our managers are integrated in the process from the very beginning and will also be present during the job interview.

Can I send an unsolicited application? 
Transparency is very important for us – this is why all job openings are posted publicly. Even though your unsolicited application will be considered for job openings, we highly recommend you applying for a specific vacancy. This way you show us that you have taken time and looked into all the available open positions and are in clear about your professional interests. If you are not sure if a job opening matches your profile we are here to support you.

Does GW accept mass applications?
We cannot keep track of mass applications or application websites. Therefore, please send us only complete applications which are customized for a specific job opening offered by us.

Are there any application deadlines for posted vacancies?
We take time to fill the vacancy with the candidate who optimally meets the job requirements. For that matter, we do not set any fix application deadlines. The only exceptions are training programs for apprentices and trainees.

What are the criteria for the selection process?
Every position requires different personality, level of experience and qualifications. All these factors play a role when decision concerning a job opening is made. Therefore, there is not one answer that fits for all situations. However, one thing can be said for sure: age, gender, looks or religious beliefs do not play any role in the selection process.

May I apply for more than one job opening?
We are open for parallel applications. However, we recommend that you stay focused. Applications for positions which differ extremely could make it difficult to get a clear picture of your interests and competences.

How long does it take before I receive a reply to my application?
Immediately after sending your application you will receive an automatic e-mail from our Online Recruiting System. The review of your application by Human Resources Development and the pertinent department can take up to two/three weeks. As soon as this has been done, we will contact and inform you about the result.

May I apply again after receiving a negative reply to my application?
Negative reply refers to the specific job application NOT the person. If you find a job opening which could fit your profile, we will welcome you sending your complete application again. If you are not sure if a job opening matches your profile we are here to support you.

If I get invited to an interview will I get reimbursed for the expenses?
In Germany, Gebrüder Weiss reimburses the expenses for a transport by car or one economy class ticket by train. This does not apply to Switzerland and Austria.

Where can I get additional information concerning a vacancy?
In each job vacancy, you will find your contact person, which knows best about the requirements of the posted job. Find the contact data of our recruiting experts here.

Why does GW prefer online applications?
Online-applications are far more economical for you: you do not need any paper-form application, you save money for the postage, can get information about your application at any time and we can process your application a lot faster. Additionally, you can update your documents online and apply for another opening at a later time.


If you have any further questions not covered by the below answers, you are welcome to contact us via e-mail at career@gw-world.com