Applying for a job

Finding the right position

Applying for a job


The process of making an application usually follows a relatively standard process. If you can find people who can provide advice and look over your application, they may provide some helpful tips.

There are several different components to applying for a job in Romania. Furthermore, things may be done differently here then in your home country, so be sure to learn about how things are done before doing anything.

The application letter in Romania

  • This should usually be typed. Handwritten letters are sometimes requested
  • Copies of diplomas are generally not included with your application, however, it might be necessary to bring them to the interview.
  • A passport-sized photograph is occasionally requested for an application

The Curriculum Vitae (Resume) in Romania

  • The key focus of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) should be to persuade the employer to invite you for an interview. Your CV is basically a marketing tool, which should be adapted to the audience who will receive it for a specific position.
  • A Romanian CV should include information about your education and qualifications.
  • You should detail your past work experience and responsibilities
  • List your skills by area and highlight areas of specialist knowledge
  • Mention your hobbies and other extracurricular activities
  • Include three references at the bottom of your CV

Job interviews

  • For many positions there will be two interviews
  • Mention several reasons why you are the right candidate for the job
  • Provide examples to demonstrate your achievements and why you are ideal for the job
  • If you do not understand a question, ask for it to be repeated. Clear communication is appreciated
  • It is not uncommon to be interviewed in English depending on the position
  • Answer questions as fully as you can, avoiding ‘yes’ and ‘no’ answers
  • Do not criticize former employers

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