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Your application process

Do you still have questions about your application process? The answers to the most common questions can be found here.

How can I apply to MSD?
MSD has with the online career portal Taleoestablished an internationally standardized application process. If you are interested as a specialist or manager for an advertised position at MSD, please always apply directly to the respective vacancy via the career portal. For this you first have to create a personal profile. Please understand that we have (unsolicited) applications, which can be found in other ways, eg. B. by mail or e-mail, can not be processed. If no suitable positions are currently listed for you, you can also enter your profile or application in the applicant database of our career portal via "My Job Profile". Based on your saved search criteria, you will automatically be notified by e-mail when a position that interests you is advertised.

Which documents do I have to submit?
We would be delighted if you send us your CV, (work) credentials and a meaningful letter of motivation. If one of our employees has recommended you a vacancy, we kindly ask you to indicate the name of the employee in the cover letter and send us your application via the career portal.

Which file formats can I enter into the MSD career portal?
The system accepts many file formats, including PDF and Microsoft Word, but not .zip or .odt. Please note that the size of individual documents or files may not exceed 3 MB.

Is my personal information secure?
We take the protection of your data very seriously. Please read   MSD's Privacy Policy and  Career Portal  Terms of Use . Applicants must agree to these terms and conditions before submitting their application.

Can I delete my personal information?
You have the right and the ability to access, change or correct or delete the data stored in your personal Taleo profile at any time. If you do not want to personally delete your data, please write to the e-mail address provided in the Terms of Use and arrange for the deletion of your personal data.

What happens to my application after I put her on the MSD Career Portal?
Upon completion of your application, you will receive a system-generated e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided confirming the successful submission of your application. Our talent acquisition specialists regularly review all applications received. If your qualifications and experience meet the requirements for a vacant position, you will be contacted by telephone and / or by e-mail.

When do I receive feedback on my application?
Normally, you will receive feedback after three weeks at the latest. If this does not happen, we unfortunately could not consider your application at this time. Our Talent Acquisition team is eager to send you a written rejection in this case. However, we will keep your application in our systems in order to take you into consideration in future vacancies. For this purpose, it makes sense to check your profile in our career portal from time to time for topicality and supplement if necessary. If there is no update and you should not initiate the deletion of your data, your application will be automatically deleted after two years.

What happens after a positive feedback?
Many of our recruiting processes begin with a phone call between you and one of our Talent Acquisition specialists or your supervisor. In some cases, we invite interesting candidates directly to one or two personal conversations at the site. Depending on the position to be filled, you have the opportunity to get to know potential supervisors as well as other MSD colleagues to whom interfaces exist. For prospective executives and some of our specialist speakers, the application process ends with a final interview in the form of a single assessment.

I am looking for a traineeship, trainee or student trainee position - how can I apply for it?
We offer students, graduates and prospective trainees the opportunity to gain initial professional experience in various fields at MSD. Free apprenticeships, internships and work experience will be published on our website. Please send your application by e-mail to praktikantenhr@msd.de . Please note that the application via the mentioned e-mail address is reserved exclusively for applicants for internships, working student jobs and apprenticeships. We can only process applications from specialists and managers via our career portal.

Can I personally submit my application to an MSD location?
Unfortunately, personally submitted or sent by e-mail or postal applications can not be processed. Please note the above points. We ask for your understanding that we can only consider your application with regard to current or future vacancies if you submit them directly via our online career portal.

Currently there are no suitable jobs for me listed. Can I still place my application in the career portal in order to be considered for future positions?
Yes. You can also apply to MSD in general to be considered in future vacancies. Please register or log in and create your profile under "My Jobpage". There you can search for jobs, set their search and / or e-mail notifications. This automatically informs you when a job is advertised in the area of ​​your choice.

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