Application tips

How to apply at Allianz? Find all information regarding our job search, tips for your application and our recruiting process.

Recruiter insights: Tarrah, Senior Recruiter at Allianz Life US

Being a recruiter is rewarding for Tarrah as she feels it brings a sense of pride and appreciation to see an employees’ career journey within Allianz.  She can closely relate to the career journey within Allianz and how it has helped her grow and develop as a professional.  Her advice to applicants: “Do your research on the company and review the job description so that you can relate to the job responsibilities and requirements, but also bring knowledge of the company to your interview; then sell your strengths and why you would be a good fit for the role. ”She adds, “make sure, you stay meaningful and avoid objective statements”.

Recruiter insights: Nasir, Recruiter at Allianz SE

Nasir is University Relations Specialist and appreciates authenticity. “Be yourself”, he says. “There is nothing more powerful than originality – and this is what we look for”. At the same time, he recommends to stay focused, being well informed about the company and its engagements besides the core business. During a job interview, applicants should feel encouraged to ask questions themselves. Nasir’s insider tip: “If a recruiter can look up your account on LinkedIn, why shouldn’t you? You might find a nice ice breaker for your conversation.”

Our application process

From vacant position to offer, here is what to expect. 

Your way to Allianz Group

 

Are you ready to join us? Learn more about our global application process for candidates and watch our short video. As we hire in most regions, the steps may differ slightly for some countries or positions. 

 

  • Steps of candidate interview at Allianz

    Your application status

    We will keep you regularly informed of any updates with your application status along the way. Let us reveal what steps your application will go through. Starting with:

    1. We take a detailed look at your CV. Once we are done with screening your Cover Letter, we will let you know that further assessment steps, like a first phone interview, are initiated.

    Finally, if your application will be with the Hiring Manager and the hiring department for further review by our experts.

  • Steps of candidate interview at Allianz

    It’s time to speak

    This stage may involve you being invited for an interview or Assessment Center. Both are great opportunities for us to get to know each other better. Depending on the team and role, you might go through several rounds. We recommend for this stage doing some reach about Allianz Group and the area your are interested to work in. 

  • Steps of candidate interview at Allianz

    Let's take a decision

    We will soon be in touch to update you on next steps. If you were able to convince us, we will check for green light to move to the next phase. After aligning internally, we will create an offer and send it to you. This means good news -  only one last step and you’ve made it.

  • Steps of candidate interview at Allianz

    Your start at Allianz Group

    You are hired! Welcome to Team Allianz! You can look forward to your on boarding experience with us. 

Tips for your application

Find the right job and then remember: Your application is your business card.

Cover Letter

After you have found the perfect job opening, it is time to work on your application. A cover letter is not mandatory. If you choose to make use of the option and upload a cover letter, please ensure it is adapted to the position you are applying for. Please be sure to highlight the skills, experiences and competencies that are relevant to the role and make you the ideal candidate. The best cover letters are short and to the point. Feel free to use a generic greeting, no one will think you are a poor applicant if you could not find out the name of the hiring manager. A few questions that your cover letter should answer:

  • Why do you want to work for Allianz?
  • Why are you interested in the posted position?
  • What makes you the right candidate for the position?

Resume

Your resume is the key to a good application. A well-structured resume will help you emphasize your professional experience and successes. The type size should be clearly legible and the overall layout and formatting should be simple. Start with your personal details, followed by your education or professional training, professional experience, foreign languages, international experience, other activities and hobbies.

  • Personal data: Please be sure to include all important contact details such as your name, e-mail address, phone number and postal address in your resume, as well as your cover letter.
  • Training/education/qualifications: Your resume should accurately reflect your education along with your achievements, such as the degrees, certificates and grades earned.
  • Professional experience: List your previous jobs and the duration of employment with each company. Summarize important details of your tasks in each position.
  • Before you submit your application, don’t forget your attachments. References, job confirmations, transcripts of grades and any other relevant written documentation are necessary to substantiate your qualifications and experience.

Interview Preparation

Learn as much as you can about Allianz as a company and its business areas, as well as our corporate culture, strategy, and values. Please be sure that you know about the latest developments in your field of expertise, the industry, and market. Familiarize yourself with the position you are applying for by learning about the main tasks and responsibilities involved. Be prepared to show us why you want to work for us, why we should hire you, and what experiences and skills make you the right candidate for the position. In addition to evaluating your professional skills, interviews are designed to assess your soft skills and ensure that they reflect our company culture.

Is there an easy way to get ready? Yes! Read on this page how the Google Assistant can help you with your interview preparation.

Interview/ Assessments

Please answer the questions carefully and to your best knowledge. You should always take a moment to consider what the interviewer actually wants to know. Provide brief, precise answers. If you need a little time to think about your answer, feel free to take it. Be sure to substantiate your answers with specific examples from your previous professional or educational experience. We encourage you to be actively involved in this interview. Use the opportunity to learn more about the position and Allianz as a company.

Train your interview skills

Use the Google Voice Assistant on your smartphone or on your Google Home device to get ready!

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    “Hey Google, I want to talk to Allianz careers!”

    Are you waiting for your (virtual) job interview to take place? Or do you simply want to improve your interview skills? Just let Google Assistant know: 

    The friendly voice will help you to learn more about our company values, Allianz facts & figures, and our recruitment process. It is even possible to ask for interview tips and simulate an interview by answering real interview questions – your interview preparation has never been easier! Available in English, German, French and Spanish language.

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    Talk to Allianz employees

     

    Before applying, you might have lots of questions. It has never been easier to get them answered prior to any application process. Just ask our colleagues from various business divisions.

     

    TALK TO OUR EMPLOYEES

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