As a part of INTRVU’s workshop series in association with Indian Students in Germany (ISG) and other student associations, it recently conducted yet another successful workshop in Frankfurt (am Main) on 13th of May.

The exclusive workshop for students titled ‘Understanding the Job application Process’ was held at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS) in association with Frankfurt Indian Scholars Association (FISA), the Consulate General of India Frankfurt and ISG.

The workshop was presided over by Mr. Raveesh Kumar, Consul General of India Frankfurt and Prof.Dr.-Ing Micheal Peterek, Department of Urban Design and Planning, FRA-UAS.

Opening remarks was given by Prof.Dr.-Ing Micheal Peterek, who spoke about FRA-UAS and its various faculties, the degree programmes offered. He highlighted about the research being carried out in FUAS, and its role in molding graduates for the industry today. He also mentioned about the Job messe to be held soon at FRA-UAS in which leading industries from Germany are about to participate. Finally he acknowledged the benefit of these workshops which will help students to learn about the various etiquettes which are necessary when applying for a job.

The opening remark was followed by welcome speech from Mr. Raveesh Kumar who highlighted the efforts of the Consulate General of India Frankfurt to connect with the Indian students. He provided valuable advice to the students on the job application scenario in Germany especially he educated the students about the ATS (Application Tracking System) which is a piece of software which reads a candidate’s CV and filters it to the next stage. He stressed the students to be aware of it on how it can be a ‘Do or Die’ situation even for an extremely qualified candidate.

Next, Mr. Abhishek Acharya, President of FISA  gave a small presentation about ISG and FISA, its various agenda on reaching out to the Indian students.

This was followed by the crux of the event which was the workshop hoisted by the co-founders of INTRVU, Mr Mithun Sridharan and Mr. Thulasinath Raman Venkatesan. The first part of the workshop focussed on the relevant topics for the current students who are about to or already looking for jobs and internships. The various stages of the recruitment process was explained with statistics.

The second half concentrated on the most important aspect on how to overcome the ATS, whose importance was also stressed by the honourable Consul General. The working of ATS system was completely decoded and demonstrated using INTRVU’s exclusive ‘ProfileR’ tool. The participants actively interacted during the session with the speakers and got their queries answered. Finally the ‘Xpose’ – an excel based tool to help the students keep track of their applications was demonstrated. This tool can be purchased here.

The final session involved an open discussion with the participants of the workshop about their ideas and views to contribute to FISA. To summarise it was an eventful workshop where the participants had plenty to learn and take home with.