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Career Steps

What is Your Next Career Step?

Professional Reorientation         

You are mid-career look­ing back at a suc­cess­ful career. How­ev­er, in your cur­rent posi­tion you are lack­ing moti­va­tion and dri­ve. Now is the time for change. You are seek­ing a new role that offers more inde­pen­dence, mean­ing­ful­ness, and impact. Maybe a career change is the right step now. What cor­re­sponds to your pro­file and val­ues? Where to find rel­e­vant con­tacts to cru­cial door open­ers and deci­sion mak­ers? And how to get the courage, vig­or, and deter­mi­na­tion to go ahead and make the first step?

Leadership on the Job

You are in a senior posi­tion sat­is­fied with your cur­rent job. What you now need is guid­ance to grow in this role and enhance your lead­er­ship com­pe­ten­cies. Or maybe you were just pro­mot­ed to a lead­er­ship posi­tion yet lack­ing need­ful expe­ri­ence. Maybe you are hav­ing con­flicts with your team or your boss not able to solve them on your own. You are look­ing for a spar­ring part­ner to reflect on your lead­er­ship role, refine your skills, and gain more con­fi­dence in deal­ing with every­day challenges.

Returnees Reintegration and Expats

You lived abroad for some years on a for­eign assign­ment. Now it is time to return home. You are seek­ing ori­en­ta­tion on the Ger­man or Euro­pean job mar­ket. Your net­work is no longer up to date. In addi­tion, you do not have the insti­tu­tion­al knowl­edge nor a real­is­tic esti­mate who would be inter­est­ed in your pro­file and where the oppor­tu­ni­ties lie.

Or you are expat relo­cat­ing to Ger­many seek­ing ori­en­ta­tion on the local job mar­ket. You are not famil­iar with the Ger­man appli­ca­tion process­es and stan­dards nor with the diverse occu­pa­tion­al fields, pro­fes­sions, and insti­tu­tions. Fur­ther con­cerns you may have are the lack of cru­cial insid­er con­tacts and Ger­man lan­guage skills.


You have treat­ed your­self to a sab­bat­i­cal. Or you inter­rupt­ed your career for fam­i­ly care. How to ini­ti­ate a re-entry into the job mar­ket? Is now the right time for a career change or even set­ting up your own busi­ness? Fur­ther con­cerns are how to explain your career break to a poten­tial employ­er and what train­ings you should con­sid­er to bridge the time well?

Career Entry

You have just grad­u­at­ed from uni­ver­si­ty and there are so many open ques­tions. What are your com­pe­ten­cies and tal­ents? What is your career goal? Which occu­pa­tion­al fields, pro­fes­sions, and roles match your pro­file and per­son­al­i­ty? What are cru­cial fac­tors for a com­pelling CV, cov­er let­ter or inter­view to con­vince the employ­er that you are a qual­i­fied can­di­date? Where to find rel­e­vant jobs, in par­tic­u­lar on the hid­den job mar­ket? And often so cru­cial for a suc­cess­ful job search: how do you build up a reli­able net­work with­in this field?