HR Basics - CV Check at the Karl Simrock School in Bonn
For several years now, Deutsche Post DHL has maintained a close relationship to the Karl Simrock School, a vocational secondary school in Bonn. Several of our employees serve as Chance4you student mentors as part of our GoTeach educational program. In September 2013, the school also became a Teach First Deutschland partner school. Deutsche Post DHL has been the main sponsor for Teach First Deutschland since 2009 as part of its strategic partnership with Teach For All.
As a way to help the school’s 75 ninth graders get ready to apply to a three-week vocational internship in October, 42 of our employees spent their free time working with the students to sharpen their application writing skills. The volunteers were clearly tasked not to dictate the perfect cover letter and CV for the students, but to enable them to design and write effective application materials on their own.
The volunteer “CV coaches” and the students worked side by side for an entire morning, creating resumes and finding just the right phrasing for cover letters. The volunteers donated a total of 168 hours of their time and provided the young people with tips on what companies are looking for in an applicant and how best to present themselves in an interview.