Tips & tricks for your application

Have you seen a vacancy on this site that suits you completely? Then of course you want to make a good impression with your application. You can make a difference with a good letter and a clear CV. By showing what appeals to you in the position, who you are, what you can do and why we should choose you. Do you want to know what our recruiters pay attention to? Read our application tips below.

What happens after you send your application?

You can send your CV and possibly your motivation letter via this site. But then what? When will you hear from us and what can you expect when we invite you for an interview? Read more about our application procedure.

1. Your resume

Personalize your resume
By starting your resume with a short personal text, you introduce yourself and immediately make your resume a lot more personal. For example, you can name a number of qualities of yourself.

Take enough time to check everything
Ask a friend or family member to read your resume. Does it give a good idea of who you are and what you can do? Also check whether your CV contains all your relevant experiences and competencies and check again carefully whether there are any spelling mistakes.

Provide a clear structure of your CV
Who are you, what kind of education do you have and what kind of work have you already done? Show it with your resume. Place the work or training you last completed at the top of the overview. Furthermore, make sure that your personal details are clearly stated on your resume. In any case your name and contact details.

2. Your motivation letter

Make the difference with your motivation:
Make sure to include a few things in your letter. First, your motivation. What appeals to you about the activities in the vacancy? And if you have a clear motivation to work for Stork, be sure to mention it. Furthermore, use your competences and relevant work / study experiences to convince us that you are the perfect candidate.

Take enough time to check everything
Are you sure of your case? Then rather have your letter checked again by someone. You can easily avoid spelling mistakes that way. Putting your letter aside and reading it a day later is also a good way to check whether everything is correct and whether you are really satisfied. So start on time!

Ensure that your letter is properly closed
Details matter! Therefore, before sending the letter, check again whether your letter meets all the formal requirements of a motivation letter. End with a (formal) greeting and put your full name at the bottom of the letter.

Make sure your letter is structured in a clear manner
At the top of the letter you put your name and contact details as well as the details of the recipient. The vacancy states to whom you can send the letter. Also make sure that it is clear which vacancy you are applying for. Use the subject of your letter for this. Make your letter clear by dividing your text into smaller pieces. And do not make your letter too long (maximum one A4). Be short and sweet.

3. Tips for the Interview

  • Stay Positive


    Your CV and motivation letter have already convinced us that you are a suitable candidate. No reason to be nervous. The first meeting is an introduction to us. We want to get to know you better as a person and we want to find out if we fit together. Who are you, what are your ambitions and what motivates you? We also tell you more about ourselves and about Stork as an organization.

  • Prepare Well


    Good preparation is half the job! Look in advance where you need to go, check the route and plan a bit more generously in case you experience a delay along the way. That gives peace of mind when you enter the conversation. Also make sure you know who you are talking to and look up this person via LinkedIn.

  • Immerse Yourself in the Organization and the Position


    Before writing your letter of motivation, you should have already thought about why you fit in with Stork. Then you know that we are looking for motivated people. Do you want to know more about what our colleagues do and what motivates them? Then take a look at our testimonials. There we give you a glimpse into the world of Stork.

  • Prepare Your Own Story Well

    We want to get to know you well during the first meeting, so we will be asking you a lot of questions.

    • Know how you are going to introduce yourself and what you want to tell us all. You will see that you will give this a lot of rest during the conversation.
    • Also think about your skills and competences. What are you good at? What do you often get compliments about?
    • Prepare for questions that are often asked during the first interview. Why do you want to work here? What are your strengths? What are your points for development? Where do you see yourself in 1 to 3 years?
    • Think of a number of questions you want to ask yourself. In this way you show that you have a genuine interest in Stork as an organization and the position.