INTRVU recently conducted a workshop titled ‘Understanding the job application’ at The Embassy of India in Berlin in association with Indian Student in Germany (ISG), an initiative of the embassy.

On the 21st of April, The embassy of India in Berlin together with ISG organised a student meeting which focussed on the career front for the Indian students currently living and studying in the vicinity of Berlin. INTRVU which has been closely associated with ISG for over a year now were invited to conduct a workshop exclusively to help the Indian students to understand the process of applying to a job which is first of its kind from the embassy. The Managing Director, Mr Mithun Sridharan and the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Thulasinath R.V from INTRVU conducted the workshop. Mrs. Mukta Dutta Tomar, newly appointed Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany presided over the workshop and welcomed the students and Mr R. Madhan, Councellor (Science & Technology wing) addressed the gathering before the start of the workshop. About 40 students had attended the event with much keen and interest.
Agenda

  • Job market overview in Germany
  • Challenges with online applications
  • Application documents
  • Exclusive tools and insights from INTRVU

The duration of the workshop was about an hour which gave an elaborate scenario about the current job scenario in Europe, especially Germany and then went on to educate the students on the challenges which one faces with the online application system. It also focussed on the application documents such as the Cover letter, CV etc. Frameworks on how to create a compelling application set were briefly taught to the students who throughout the workshop were interactive and jolted down the key pointers. Finally, exclusive tools from INTRVU, such as ProfileR which processes a CV and gives key insights from it, RecognizeR which identifies sentiments from your photo based on a database of several million images and its impact on your CV were demonstrated with live examples which kept the students engaged. Also the tour on how to use Xpose which is an excel based tool allowing its users to keep track of their applications, providing key statistical representation of outcomes of the application was given. This tool can be downloaded here.

The workshop was followed by 20 minutes of Q&A session where the students could get their queries related to job application answered by the experts in the field. The vote of thanks was given by Mr Bala Ramani, the brain behind ISG who spoke about the agenda of ISG and its role in helping the students in Germany. He hoped that this workshop which received overwhelming support from the student community will be replicated across the different Indian Consulates, associations etc in Germany. The workshop was followed by refreshments where the students got the opportunity to get in touch with INTRVU and also give their feedback on the workshop.