Dear candidate,
Thank you very much for your interest in the J-1 Intern/Trainee program. This is one of the most exciting programs you can participate in.

In order to get to know you better and to place you in the best possible Trainee position from your and our point of view, we need to get to know you from different aspects. Please copy and paste the below information into a word document.
Please take the time and complete the below information. We know it quite a lot but your time investment now will enable us to see what position will suite you best. This will lead to a more successful and enjoyable Training period.
Please answer all questions correctly and as detailed as possible in ENGLISH.
Please do not change any formation settings, insert the info as shown below (not in another way) and spell-check the document when you think you are done. Delete this block of text until PART 1 – Resume/CV
After you are done please email the Word document as an attachment to your initial contact. We can not accept PDF or JPG files.
NOTE: We expect this Word document to be emailed back to us during the next 7 days after it was received. If this is not possible please let your contact know in setting a new date.

 

PART 1 – Resume/CV

Joe Applicant
[mailing address] (in a format needed to mail you a letter from abroad)
Tel.-home: [tel number] (+country code (52) 555-555-555)
Tel.-mobile: [tel number] (+country code (52) 555-555-555)
Do you use WhatsApp? 
Email: [email address]
Skype: [skype name] (please create on if you do not have one; www.skype.com)
Date of birth: [for example April 13, 1986]
Passport(s) from following country(ies): ???
Marital status: ??? (for example: single or married)
Which social media services are you using regularly? Please provide service(s) and user name

PICTURE goes here in COLOR,
professionally dressed and please smile



PROFILE (mandatory)
A marketing specialist with over 4 years of experience including marketing & product management with a Masters Degree. Broad-based skills and hands-on experience in marketing strategy, press releases and on-line and press advertisements preparation in cooperation with graphics designers and webmasters.


EDUCATION [in reversed chronology – start from the most recent one - please delete all text between and these symbols [  ] in the final version]
02/2005 – 12/2006  [Name of Institution - city, country, webpage]
Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management - Field: Euro-marketing
(If current student) Estimated graduation date is around [Month, Year]
(If graduated): Graduation date: [Month, date, year] (like it is written in the diploma if available)
(If available): Name of course coordinator and email

05/2001 – 11/2006  [Name of Institution - city, country, webpage]
Bachelor’s Degree in Business – Field: Strategic Management, European Business Studies
(If current student) Estimated graduation date is around [Month, Year]
(If graduated): Graduation date: [Month, date, year] (like it is written in the diploma if available)
(If available): Name of course coordinator and email

If you did not study a standard field like for example Business Administration (HR, Marketing),  Hospitality, Tourism, IT, Graphic Design, Civil Engineering and Law, please list all course subjects you were taught during your University studies. This will help us to determine if we can find you a Trainee position which is based at least one of your taken subjects.


WORK EXPERIENCE (in reversed chronology – start from the most recent one) (for example):
04/2006 – Present (period of employment, MONTH/YEAR in numbers)     [name of employer] - [city, country web page] (you can include link to company’s website)
[Name of position - for example Marketing Specialist] ???? (full-time (36 hour per week or more) or part-time)
[Responsibilities - for example:
PR: Building data base of journalists; Preparation of press releases and distribution to media and Conducting Interviews with customers.]
Marketing: Preparing marketing strategy and marketing budget; monitoring the competitive environment; preparing online and advertisements in cooperation with graphic designers and webmasters and organizing conferences and events which promote company products.
Other: Negotiating with partner companies concerning partner’s financial contributions into marketing actions.] ?????
 
10/2005 – 04/2006 (period of employment, MONTH/YEAR in numbers)     [name of employer] - [city, country web page] (you can include link to company’s website)
[Name of position - for example: Trade Marketing Department Internship] ????? (full-time or part-time)
[Responsibilities - for example: Creating and promoting BTL campaigns and in-store promotions; re-launching company’s core brand (HIT); negotiations with BTL agencies; developing company’s website; conducting marketing analysis.] ?????
 
07/2005 – 10/2005 (period of employment, MONTH/YEAR in numbers)     [name of employer] - [city, country web page] (you can include link to company’s website)
[Name of position - for example: Customer Service] ????? (full time or part time)
[Responsibilities - for example: Working in an international team, developing communication skills and high level customer service.] ?????
 
12/2003 - 03/2004 (period of employment, MONTH/YEAR in numbers)     [name of employer] - [city, country web page] (you can include link to company’s website)
[Name of position - for example: Housekeeping) ] ????? (for example: J1 Summer Work & Travel Program (full time or part time)
[Responsibilities - for example: Gaining work skills, educational and cultural experiences and promoting general interest of international exchange.] ?????


SKILLS & CERTIFICATES (write how good you are at using programs, software, how well you know the languages)
Computer: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) - proficient, Internet Explorer/Mozilla Firefox - proficient. 
If you are an IT specialist (software/web development, web design, network engineering, etc.) please list all your IT related skills as detailed as possible that could interest your future employer.

LANGUAGES: [don’t forget your native language!] , English (??? Advanced or high intermediate or intermediate), Spanish (??? Advanced or high intermediate or intermediate or Basic or take out); German (??? Advanced or high intermediate or intermediate or Basic or take out); Polish (mother tongue)

OTHER COURSES & CERTIFICATES: (for example) ‘Time management’ (04.2005); ‘How to prepare an effective presentation’ (05.2005); ‘Logistic game’ (07.2006); ‘Google Adwords’ (03.2008)
Driver’s license (since 2003)

VISA: Do you have any prior visa(s) to the US?  YES  or  NO
If YES, please list all prior visas to the US.
Type of visa and if available staring and ending date

Did you ever had a US visa application denied?
If YES, please provide details about the case.


Were you convicted of any crime in your country and/or the US? (Please delete what does not apply and this note) NO, YES
 


PART 2.1 – INFORMATION:

First name: (Like in your passport)
Middle name: (Like in your passport)
Last name: (Like in your passport)
Telephone-Mobile/Cel: + Country code (??) ???-???
Skype: ???? (Free voice over internet. If you do not have one yet, get the program for free at www.skype.com and get a user name and headset.)
Best time to reach you at home: List best day(s) of the week and timeframe(s) to reach you at HOME
For example:
Every Monday from 8AM-11AM and 6PM-9PM
Every Tuesday From 12PM-2PM and 6PM-9PM
Name of the father: ??
Name of the mother: ??
Living with: (Please delete what does not apply) Both parents, father, mother, My own, …..
Father: (Please delete what does not apply) Tel. home: (if not the same as yours) +?? (??) ????-????; Work: +?? (??) ????-????; Mobile/Cell: +?? (??) ????-????;Email: ??@????
Father's profession: ????
Mother: (Please delete what does not apply) Tel. home: (if not the same as yours) +?? (??) ????-????; Work: +?? (??) ????-????; Mobile/Cell: +?? (??) ????-????;Email: ??@????
Mother's profession: ????
Besides yourself, who will also decide your participation in the program? (Please delete what does not apply and this note) Father, Mother, Status and name of any other person
Passport number: (If you do not have one please get a passport right now)
Passport expiration date: Month, day, year
Passport issuing date: Month, day, year
City and country of birth: ??, ???
Date of birth: Example: March 20th, 1977
Marital status: (Please delete what does not apply) Single, Married
Health/medical condition: Is there any health/medical condition we should know about that could affect your work in any way (you can not stand for long, you can not lift normal weight boxes, any cleaning product allergies, etc.).
Weather preference:   (Please delete what does not apply) Warm, Cold, Warm or cold
Possible work starting date: Example: December 20th, 2010
Work ending date: Example: Feb 20th, 2011
Program length: ??
Please tell us about things you prefer: NOTE: Less is better but if you really need to have something, we need to know this (For example: Nothing in particular)
Please tell us about things you do NOT like:  NOTE: Less is better but if you really hate something, we need to know this (For example: Nothing in particular)
Do you have already a social security card? (Please delete what does not apply) Yes, No
Did you ever participate in the US J-1 Work & Travel OR J-1 Trainee program? (Please delete what does not apply) No, Yes, please give details program before?
Emergency contact (status (mother, etc.; name): ????
Emergency contact - Tel. (home; work; mobile): ???
Emergency contact - Email: ???


PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS (please rate yourself as honest as possible)
Communication skills: (Please delete what does not apply) Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Self motivation skills: (Please delete what does not apply) Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Positive thinking skills: (Please delete what does not apply) Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Open for challenges: (Please delete what does not apply) Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Responsible person: (Please delete what does not apply) Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Problem solving skills: (Please delete what does not apply)  Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Team skills: (Please delete what does not apply) Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced
Phone skills: (Please delete what does not apply) Average, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced                                               
Travel experience: Nr of travels abroad: ???; List all the countries you visited: ???
 
DRIVERS LICENSE
Do you have a license? (Please delete what does not apply) Yes, No    //  Since? Date is was issued (Ex. March 20th, 1977    //     Driving frequently? (Please delete what does not apply) Yes, No

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Education - Graduation course subjects
Do you have your diploma in your hands? ???  
If NOT, how long will it take you to receive it? ???

In many cases it is very useful for us to know which subjects you took during your University graduation studies. This helps us and the US sponsor to better determine if you qualify for a certain Trainee position if your graduation field does not match the standard fields.
For example: A psychologist graduate might be able to participate in a Trainee position in Human Recourse if one of her course subjects was in Human Recourse. For this reason please list your course subjects in case you do NOT have a degree in Culinary, Tourism, Hospitality, Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, IT, Web design and Graphic Design.
List of subjects: 


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PART 2.2 – Questions and situations
Part 2.2.1
1.1 How badly do you want to go to the country of the program and why?
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1.2 What are your reasons and expectations for participating in this program?
Please delete what does not apply and add additional things) Learn different/new things, make money, improve my resume/CV, Others: please give details

1.3 What kind of attitude and mind setting do you think makes you a successful program participant?
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1.4 What makes you think that you have those attitude and mind setting?
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1.5 What would you do if you have the feeling that the employer is thinking about firing you before the end of your program?
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1.6 What would you say to your boss if an employee in your team would get sick and your boss asks you to work in his/her place or at a part of his/her shift?
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1.7 What would you do if you have serious problems with the person you are living with?
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1.8 What do think about having to rent an apartment/room, buying some furniture like for example bed, sofa, table and chairs and also a car?
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Part 2.2.2
NOTE: It is not good enough if you answer very short or say that you never had this situation.
2.1 Tell me about a time you had to go an “extra mile” to ensure that your customer/client was completely satisfied. What did you do? What was the outcome?
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2.2 We have all had to work with someone who is very difficult to get along with to get our job done. Give me an example of when this has happened to you. Why was the individual difficult? How did you handle it? What was the outcome?
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2.3 Tell me about a recent time at work when multiple tasks and assignments were scheduled to be completed at the same time. How did you handle it? What was the outcome?
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2.4 What are your short and long term goals? What steps are you currently taking to improve your knowledge and skills?
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2.5 Describe a time you felt highly stressed or “burned out” with work, school, or family changes. What contributed to your feeling this way? How did you cope with it?
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