Questions about the application documents
Which documents should I include with my application?
In order to process your application documents quickly, we need in particular your personal cover letter and your curriculum vitae in table form. To support your information, please upload any essential certificates or proofs relevant to the position you wish to apply for.
Do I need an application photo?
An application photo is not mandatory. To give your application documents more personality, you are welcome to attach a photo. However, the presence of a photo has no influence on the selection process.
What should my CV include?
The curriculum vitae should be tabular, in chronological sequence and reflect the most important stages in your education and career until now. Any chronological gaps should be explained briefly. If you have professional experience or have already completed an internship in the past, a short list and description of the duties you performed is very helpful. If you have already received exam results of your current studies, please always indicate the grades and points you have received so far. In addition, we are also very interested in additional skills you may have acquired, e.g. IT or language skills, and your hobbies of course.
What should I pay attention to in my cover letter?
Your cover letter should clearly state your motivation for applying. Experience, an appealing layout and error-free application documents are also important to us. In addition, you should refer to the job advertisement in your cover letter.
Which file format should my application documents have?
You can upload the following file formats: DOC, DOCX, HTML, PDF or TXT files high (max. 5 MB).
Questions regarding the application process
You can find our job offers on our job market. Click on the offer that suits you. The "Apply online now" button will take you to our online application portal. Our system will guide you step-by-step through the application process.
Is it possible to apply by mail in addition to the online application?
In rare cases, we accept your application by mail. However, we prefer an application via our online application system. This allows us to process your application more quickly.
Is there an application deadline?
In job advertisements with a deadline for applications, you will find this at the top left of the job advertisement. Please submit your documents via the online application system within this deadline so that we can consider your application.
I am interested in several job advertisments. Do I have to apply more than once?
No. You can use the data you have already entered in our online application system for further applications, if you have created a candidate profile. If you have not yet created a profile, you will have to set it up first. Unless your data has already been deleted in accordance with the data privacy or at your request.
For another application, log in to your candidate profile and click on "Search for jobs" to find the appropriate vacancy for which you wish to apply. Please upload an additional cover letter that is geared to the position you would like to apply for.
Will I receive confirmation once I send my application?
Yes. You will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation immediately after submitting your online application. It's also important to also check your spam mails just in case.
Can I change data entered, or withdraw my application?
If you have created a candidate profile, you can withdraw your application. To do this, click on the "Delete/ Withdraw" button in the "My applications" section under the position you no longer wish to apply for.
Unfortunately, once you have submitted your application, you can no longer make any changes. However, you can update your contact details in your profile at any time.
No job advertised fits exactly to my profile. What else can I do?
If you have not found a job posting on our job market, you can set up a job alert* to inform you as soon as a job matching your profile is advertised. *Only works if you have applied before.
How often are vacancies updated?
The job offers on our job market are all up to date. As long as the positions are on our job market, you can apply. Please note the application deadlines.
What is the selection process usually like?
Click here for detailed information about the application process.
How should I best prepare for the interview?
Be authentic and yourself. Show us that you have given K+S some thought. Make it clear why you are best suited for the position and show us that you can identify with our company.
Questions about the candidate profile and the job alert
What is a candidate profile and how can I create one?
You have the option to create a candidate profile either at the end of the application or via the link. You can also register without submitting an application, e.g. just to create a job alert.
What are the advantages of a candidate profile?
- You can apply multiple times with the data you provide once.
- You receive an overview of your previous applications.
- You can set up job alerts* to be informed automatically when a job matching your search criteria is posted. *Only works if you have applied before.
- The status of your application can be viewed at any time.
- You can update your contact details quickly and easily.
How can I log into my candidate profile?
In your candidate profile you have the possibility to create a job alert. Here you have to indicate what kind of jobs you are interested in. The job alert* will then inform you by e-mail when a job is posted that matches your qualifications and interests.
Note: If you have not yet created a candidate profile, you must create a candidate profile before creating the job alert.
*Only works if you have applied before.
How can I set up a job alert?
Click on the "Job Alert"* button on the top right of your candidate profile home page. Then click on Create Job Alert. Here, all you need to do is give the job alert a name (e.g. Job Search) and select an interval for how often you would like to be notified. In addition, you can optionally select other details such as a country and location or specify an occupational field. The following applies: The more information you provide, the more precisely the future jobs that the job alert suggests to you by e-mail will match your profile.
In your profile, you will then receive an overview of your job alerts and can edit or delete them at any time.
*Only works if you have applied before.
What can I do if I forgot my password?
If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the "Forgotten password” link on the login page and enter your user name or e-mail address to receive a new password to the e-mail address that you saved earlier.
I am experiencing technical difficulties in applying online. Who can help me?
If you need technical assistance, please contact our IT Service Center at (+49) 561-9301-1133.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please get in touch with our recruiting team.
Questions about Corona
You can apply normally via our online application system. After two weeks you will receive a first feedback.
Yes, you can find all currently available jobs on our job market.
How are job interviews currently conducted?
For the most part, job interviews are conducted virtually. In rare cases, an on-site interview is conducted in compliance with Corona hygiene requirements.
How is work currently being done at K+S?
In the administrative area, we have predominantly switched to home office. In order to guarantee production, work is carried out on site in many areas in compliance with Corona hygiene requirements.