Our application process

This guide will help you get started with your application to join Volvo Cars. We’re looking for colleagues that move fast, aim high, challenge themselves and show respect. Our application processes may vary depending on the role and location.

Your cover letter

This is your opportunity to highlight your suitability for the position: 

· Explain why the job you are applying for suits you

· Mention which values you share with our company

· Tell us how you would contribute within Volvo Cars

· Share with us your long-term career ambitions

· Keep it to one page – preferably

· Get it proofread by someone else

Your CV

Here’s how you can help us during the selection process:

· Clearly display your name and contact details at the top

· Keep your CV clear, well-presented and concise

· Use headlines to group information (e.g. ‘skills’)

· List information chronologically, with most recent first

· Format it for the specific position, or role

· Show other interests, hobbies or achievements

· List only the experience that is relevant to the role

· Keep it to two pages, preferably

· Check it thoroughly, then send as pdf 

Your Interview

Get ready to elaborate on any information you have submitted in advance. The key is to be prepared. Here are some tips:

· Become familiar with Volvo Cars’ values, culture, vision and mission – check our social media channels and website

· Make notes of what appeals to you about Volvo Cars

· Demonstrate you’ve thought about Volvo Cars and the position

· Get a friend to help you practice – prepare questions and answers

· Make sure you are persuasive when you are asked why the position would suit you

· Be yourself – you could be exactly the person we’re looking for

· Give yourself plenty of time to get to your interview location