Application process

Your application process

Discover how the application process at DPG Media works, so you know exactly what to expect. Be sure to check out the application tips from our recruiters. This way you are fully prepared for your job interview!

1. CV & motivation letter 

Maybe you have seen a vacancy online or heard how interesting a job at DPG Media is. Check the details of all our vacancies here. If there is something you like, send us your CV and cover letter. Creative positions may require a portfolio, so please also check the details of the position you are applying for. 

2. Screening of your profile 

You will receive a confirmation email, letting you know that your CV and motivation letter have been received. We need some time to examine your CV and motivation letter carefully. Within two weeks we will let you know if your application meets the requirements of the job. 

3. Introductory interview 

On paper things seem to work out between you and the vacancy, it is time to see if this is also the case in real life. In this first interview our recruiter likes to get to know the person behind the CV. We check if your personality fits our company culture and we go deeper into your skills and expertise. Of course, there is also room for questions from your side during this interview. We also explain how the rest of the application process works and which extra tests may follow.

4. Second interview 

If there was enthusiasm on both sides of the table, a second interview with your future supervisor will follow. During this interview, we will examine in more detail whether you fit in with the team and whether your competencies match the requirements of the position. 

5. Extra test

Depending on the position you apply for, we will invite you for an extra test. This can be an assessment or a concrete case in which you can prove specific skills for the job. 

6. Contract proposal

If you are the ideal candidate to enthusiastically start working for DPG Media, then it is time to put everything on paper. We discuss the contract proposal, make an offer with a suitable salary package and go over the terms of employment again.  

7. Good job! 

You have convinced us with your talent and you are ready for your first working day at DPG Media. Welcome, colleague! 


Blog - tips & tricks applying

“You only make a first impression once.” Nothing could be further from the truth. And when applying for a job, you make this impression even before you come in for an interview, namely with your CV and motivation letter. As a Corporate Recruiter, I review CV's and cover letters of candidates every day to separate the wheat from the chaff for the hiring manager. Do you have any tips on how to get on top of the pile and make a rock-solid impression at the table? Find them below!

Application process

The cover letter

If your CV has the shape of a missing puzzle piece, the motivation letter is the colour that confirms you really fit into the overall picture. A cover letter is the perfect opportunity to convince the recruiter that you are the candidate for the job. Pay attention to the
following points:

  • Tell why our organisation and this position appeal to you. In order to do that it is important to understand what you are looking for from the vacancy.

  • Avoid justifications that apply to everyone, link it to who you are or your previous experience. 

  • Maximum 1 A4, keep it short and to the point.

Your CV

In order to judge a CV properly and quickly, it is important to me that it looks good. You can achieve this by choosing one font size, a tight alignment and by working with headings. Is this not your superpower? Make it easy on yourself with websites that do this work for you. Here all you have to do is fill in your details and they will turn it into a beautiful onepager. Furthermore:

  • A no-brainer but oh-so-important: name and address details. 

  • Do you want to add a photo? Great! Choose one that is suitably professional. Beach selfies or wall-climbing photos do not qualify.

  • It is in restraint that the master is revealed, so keep your CV short and sweet. Show only what is essential for the recruiter to see why you are right for the job. Think of former employers, job titles, study and training.

  • Do you want to explain your work experience? Only mention what is relevant for the position you are applying for and save the rest for the interview.

  • Pay attention to spelling! As a recruiter it is difficult to turn a blind eye to these mistakes, so avoid them. Read your CV carefully before sending it off.

The interview

An interview works both ways. The recruiter is very curious about you, and you want to know if this is indeed your dream job. That is why you should read up on the interview and think about what you want to know about the organisation and job in advance. It may help to think beforehand about what the recruiter would like to know about you, such as examples of previous work experience (projects or customer situations) that relate to the position you
are interviewing for.