How to get a job: tips, recomendations and job sites

 7 new job sites, job board and job Apps fun

Some time ago I have a list of job boards and job search engines created, so to speak, as a basis for the start of a job (there you can also read the difference between meta-search engines, unspecific / specific job sites and job sites of companies).


Now I am on the search made by job portals and job apps that take things differently than the “classic”. So the job search can even be almost a bit of fun! (And yes, that on the cover are actually monkeys on a banana! I found such a funny idea that I just had to use the picture!)

seven new job sites and job Apps fun

1. the muse
Here you can look into the company . There are photos of the office and the employees . So you can pick out a company that matches one and see if they have just announced a suitable job. Or you can also follow the favorite company. When the muse as can at airbnb , facebook ,tripadvisor or even gucci or NFL daily! The downside: the muse is available only for jobs in the US – more, the next candidate is also in Europe!

2. tyba
Tyba works the same as the muse and is already available among others in Berlin, Munich and Zurich . So you can at 6Wunderkinder,GLOSSYBOX and evernote look into it. When you register, you will be equally asked “Are you to be found ready?” And it indicates for which jobs you are interested in. (I also am doing a survey on the topic “What jobs of interest to you?” – If you like, get involved!) Can tyba About you also apply directly for jobs if you did their profile.

3. glassdoor
Again one must a look behind the scenes cast. For Facebook , for example, there are many many photos and more than 700 reviews . In addition, you can watch, earn how many people on facebook . Asoftware engineer gets eg. Average $ 118,000. And if you want to know how Microsoft keeps its employees happy, you can their Benefits View .Even on the interviews at Google you can read here. The interviews at Google seem to be average difficult. If one is looking for a job in Vienna, there are even a few results!

4. talent rocket
talent Rocket is brand new (only started 3 months ago) and currently only available for London available. But it looks very promising. It is very clear and nicely done. Also again similar to the muse you can learn more about the corporate culture by videos and pictures you watch. I find that page MOO kinda cool. And who knows the drinks of innocent not?

At work beat (the .at already shows that it is for Austria) find internships, student jobs and entry-level positions in the field of economy. For example, you can apply for the post of International Junior Product Manager apply to MAM.

The cool thing with this job platform is that you , goodies’, ie rewards, get when you recommend from a friend for a job . For example, a Lomo Fisheye !

6. jobr
There are countless job apps and I have through lists of apps tormented, looking for job apps that are really cool. I found jobr is the only app that is unlike any other. You can not cut easily search criteria and normal job ads in an app, but it has its own approach. One registered with Linkedin in already seen matching jobs.

Who the dating app Tinder knows, the same will notice the similarity. Man swiped through the jobs and can thereby view large images. The app looks great and it’s fun to use it.Unfortunately, I have received especially jobs from New York or San Francisco.

I also tried to look in Berlin and Zurich (Vienna was not in the list), but me only one job was then displayed.

I hope there jobr soon for the German-speaking countries. If someone can recommend a Jobapp -please send me ! I am constantly looking for cool apps!

7. Jobs in startups
Did you ever stopped to think that it could be exciting to work in a startup? A very young, small (mostly tech) companies, where you can help decide a tremendous amount learn very quickly given responsibility and get space for their own ideas have ?

I would recommend working at a startup. I started to work in a high-tech startup after my degree in psychology and I developed the product manager.

I have learned so much and made great experiences. You have to dare to take the step and acquire the essentials skills only. I have a post with very many tips on writing.

To find jobs in start-ups there’s also some great platforms : berlin startup jobs , startup-looking , startus ,  , angel list .

Many people live especially for the weekend and the holiday. The normal working days are “bear” and placed “cumbersome” behind. It is worth whether you might also belong to the people who have not yet made it clear that your work is your life.

Work should be fun!

Spend How much time a week on average with your work? If you are normally employed, which should be a lot. 35, 40, 45 hours or more? Plus Access Road, special sessions and all the thoughts that you do in your spare … And how satisfied are you with your job?

Do you feel to live really well on your work or is it more a necessary evil? How would it be if you had a job that you enjoy and when you can achieve?

“Self-realization? Ha, I’m glad to have ever a job! “

“One can be happy enough at all to have a job” – this argument is often heard when talking with people about the possibilities of finding a job that really is a fun and. It is partly already tragic: many disgruntled professionals cling desperately to the reasons why there is no alternative.

Instead of logging for new ways and opportunities to look, educate yourself and learn new things at work, they tell themselves and others rather why it is better to stay in the old job, although every day is a torment. On the subject of “dream job” are your killer arguments might:

  • In the workplace situation can be lucky if you even have a job.
  • Self-realization is what Dreamer – goes in the job’s about making money.
  • There is no work that is fun.
  • I can not find another job.
  • I am already happy if I ever find a job.
  • I’m too old.
  • I do not have the proper training.
  • I’m not smart enough.
  • etc.

Is self-realization in professional even possible?

Is it even possible to find a job in which we rise, which is fun for us, a work in which we get up in the morning and this activity would be exchanged on most days for anything else?

The answer is clear: Yes. Yes, it is possible to find a job or to get him to where you are happy and work has that you do like. What stands between us and our dream job, is located primarily in our own head.

We dare not easy to get a job in which we feel comfortable. Here are limited less reality than our lack of confidence in our abilities.

If others do it, so can you

There are always examples of people who have found a job that they met. Many in his own business. Another might try out many different positions and positions until it “the right” has found.

And still another starts in his existing job so long to change small and large things, until he is satisfied. And all this regardless of education, looks, intelligence, age or other status.

But that’s all nonsense! – Or?

You might be thinking at this point:

“That’s all nonsense. They know me and my situation but not a bit and want to tell me what is possible. “

Please read anyway. We show in this article quite concrete examples of ordinary people who were in tricky situations and have still managed to find a fulfilling job or to create them. And these are just ordinary people, like you and me.

One thing is essential: You must believe it is possible

The most important thing is that it thought possible to be able to find a job or an activity in which you are satisfied and can realize themselves.

Because if you are firmly convinced that the “do not go”, you are unconsciously always ensure that it is impossible. You know certainly the saying that faith moves mountains.

This works, unfortunately, in the negative direction. If we believe inwardly mind that something is not possible , then we will do everything unconsciously, to confirm this belief. This is what is called in psychology a “self-fulfilling prophecy”.

We will boycott often unconsciously, just so turns out later our belief as true. And then we say to ourselves: “I’ve known it.” And then also help all the good tips and advice nothing. So do always clear:

  • Others have done it, it is therefore possible in principle.
  • These people had exactly the same circumstances and conditions as I start and they made it – so it is possible for me.
  • Personal success depends much less of starting conditions and circumstances from when the self-confidence to look from their own perseverance and the ability to open eyes to the world – and all that you can learn.

It is possible but not always easy

Self-fulfillment and job satisfaction are also possible – but zugebenermaßen the path is not always easy there. But it is not easy to get up every morning and think, “Oh no, not again a dam ******* day at the office”

Yes, the way to a good job is associated with effort.Only you should “cost” not “not feasible” mistake. Otherwise it could be that it do not even try to find a solution by which you can greatly increase in quality of life and satisfaction.

The main question is: is you a job where you are worth the effort happy? Are you ready for change in your life something so that you find a job or a can provide those you met and makes you happy?

And so you create the

We offer you a possible approach with many practical tips that you can find your dream job. Take a look, if that could be your way … First you need to find out what you actually want exactly.

I need a new job!

But what? What can I? What I want? Which job suits really to me?Where can I find good jobs? Questions, questions. Answers can be found here: Project: Dream Job .

Let’s start with a very decisive question:

Could you really say what job you would like?

Only someone who knows what he wants, it can be found

While many people feel that they are unhappy, but have not thought about possible alternatives. But how do you want to be happier in your job if you do not know what makes you happy?

Your first goal should therefore be to formulate an ideal job description, because only so you can then make the actual search for your dream job. In order to make this a bit easier, we have compiled some exercises and tools for you here.

Exercise: The disasters Job

We find it usually easier to paint us what the worst would be for us than to think about a dream scenario. Do this once quiet deliberately. Imagine a working day before that would be absolutely frustrating and bad for you.

  • What are the worst activities for them?
  • We look your nightmare job?
  • What would be the worst colleagues that you can imagine?
  • What is the most horrible of all lousy bosses made for you?
  • What about working hours?
  • etc.

Do the writing and think about not long, but write quickly and spontaneously what comes to everything terrible.

And once you dive a really in the exercise. You do not need more than 10 minutes. About Draw quiet deliberately. Imagine really before your own personal nightmare scenario of a job.Pretty scary, huh?

Now turn the bad to

Now you know already exactly what you do not want. Take out your records now to:

  • what is important and
  • what you want for your occupation

Alone by what is ever occurred to you, it is clear what is important.The one example of the content of the work is very important, another mainly studied recognition and again others do not like long Directions or attaches great importance to the prestige and reputation of the company for which he works.

If you have described, for example, which monotonous tasks you must do in a dark office with no natural light and windows with grumpy colleagues, then you know that you long for the varied tasks you a bright beautiful office is important and you like to work with friendly colleagues want.

Important: It is not about “right or wrong”, but solely to your personal preferences and needs. Free yourself of possible stereotypes that you might have a dream job in mind. You look here for your own dream job.

What’s important to you

Find now a whole list of criteria for a potential dream job. Make a note of all the points that belong to you now. Important here is not about what might all “nice” would, but it’s about what you really want for yourself:

  • My work has to make “sense”.
  • I need recognition by others.
  • I would like to work with people.
  • It’s important to be part of a team.
  • I want to work independently.
  • I need to see results.
  • I want to do something practical.
  • I am comfortable with routine tasks well – too much change do not like.
  • I need a lot of variety.
  • I would like to work outdoors.
  • I want to do something handcrafted.
  • I am ambitious and I want to measure myself against others.
  • I want to earn a lot of money.
  • I need regular working hours.
  • I want to always something to learn and experience new things.
  • I like to work out details.
  • I would like to work from home.
  • I have fun in missions.
  • u.a.

You can extend this list arbitrarily. You can complete everything that is personally important to you.

Formulate an “ideal” job description or your “ideal” company

Now take even a blank sheet of paper and formulate on the basis of previous findings, the ideal for you job description. This includes:

  • Your position,
  • Your specific area and type of activity, size and type of company,
  • Conditions such as working hours, working conditions, etc.,
  • Salary,
  • Number and type of colleagues,
  • ua

Develop the job description as specific as possible. Also think about how perhaps could be reconciled conflicting desires together.


– in the event that you have found that you want to work independently

– you describe as concretely as possible your ideal company

– and it all arrives here for its wishful thinking, whether it is a one-man business or a large company is. Think of points as:

  • Task and objective of your company,
  • Your personal tasks
  • Size, number of employees, sales, conditions such as working hours, working conditions,
  • ua

Now that you know what you want to do most for a job, it comes out what you can do everything well.

Knowing what you want is an element on the way to your dream job.Another is knowing what you have to offer. Each of us has a lot to offer, even if we sometimes do not know. In each of us there are hidden treasures.

And this we want to take in this section even more closely. This involves much less to a piece of paper on the “diploma” or “evidence” is, but what you personally can very well – so to your personal strengths.

What do you have a strength analysis

Systematic strength analysis has a number of advantages: it strengthens our confidence – self-doubt and irrational fears are justified to a large extent in a missing or unrealistic self-assessment.

So we might trust us not to, us to apply for another position, because we believe not to enough.

An objective as possible strengths analysis brings here often completely new knowledge and thus new confidence, because if you know yourself and your abilities well, you know what you can trust.

Such an analysis provides the starting point for self-improvement – Anyone busy with his strengths usually detects even where weaknesses and shortcomings are. And this knowledge we can use to let us to decide where we want to educate as or where we help others need.

It serves as a decision support –According to the wishes and dreams of the first step will help us to a clear and realistic analysis of our own abilities going to make a right for us decision with respect to our dream job.

Most of us have the world if we would only have the courage to look. We all have wonderful abilities and we can learn new skills, to qualify for our dream job, if only we can find the courage to make a decision in this direction.

What are your strengths and skills?

Each of us has certain strengths and abilities that only we have in this combination alone. Strengths are all what we are really good at what simply comes to us from the hand and thus we have no difficulties.Ask once your strengths, skills and competencies. These include all the skills in which you are better than average. Note: Our greatest strengths are often skills that we do not perceive themselves to us because they have become completely natural for us. therefore consult as many different people according to your strengths. Just so you get a relatively objective view of himself.

to see your strengths, often difficult

„I wouldn’t recognize my skills if they came up and shook hand with me.“ Richard N. Bolles Frei übersetzt: „Ich würde meine Stärken nicht einmal wahrnehmen, wenn sie zu mir kämen, um mir die Hand zu schütteln.“

Most people can here from the state do not call many – as many of us appreciate our own achievements or skills usually a too low.Therefore, use one of the following questions in order to find your real strengths and competencies:

  • What I like to do? What I have pleasure?
  • What I go slightly out of hand?
  • What am I good?
  • What praise me another?
  • What is easy for me at school, in training or while studying?
  • What I had success?
  • What can I tell other well?
  • What topics or issues I’m asked for advice?

Your core competencies

At the end of this exercise you should have the longest possible list of properties that would you describe as your strengths. You therefrom Now select five to ten strengths, in which you are not only better than average, but where they are much better than others – so where you have a real core competency.

Your potential strengths

If you are still unsure which could be your strengths, we still put together a list for you, where you will find very many strengths.

Go through this list and ask yourself, but also others, which ones you have. Important: This list represents a wide range of properties, which are usually seen as positive. Almost all of these properties can be but on the situation more or less depending useful.

therefore Consider when searching for your strengths, so that property is a strength exactly actually.

  • Ability to explain something (what exactly?)
  • Special expertise (in which area exactly?)
  • Unusual experiences (what exactly?)
  • Analytical skills
  • self-confidence
  • vigor
  • flexibility
  • self-discipline
  • eloquence
  • Kommunikationsstärke
  • quick grasp
  • versatility
  • expressiveness
  • technical understanding
  • skilled craftsmanship
  • ambition
  • Stressfähigkeit
  • spontaneity
  • understanding
  • empathy
  • stability
  • compromise
  • planning
  • control
  • inventiveness
  • Problemlösungsfähigkeit
  • bring someone smile
  • sales skills
  • To listen
  • Staying power
  • Motivationsfähigkeit
  • Charisma
  • Kritikfähigkeit
  • teamwork
  • Linguistic expression
  • Spatial imagination
  • presentation skills
  • music
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Dealing with complex situations
  • Advisory skills (what exactly ??
  • Decisiveness
  • Engagement
  • adaptability
  • reliability
  • receptiveness
  • Capacity for self-reflection
  • enthusiasm
  • Determination
  • creativity
  • concentration
  • load-bearing capacity
  • realism
  • Kontaktfreudigkeit
  • tolerance
  • ownership
  • organizational skills
  • self motivation
  • willingness to change
  • optimism
  • coordination
  • patience
  • Mut
  • sympathetic appearance
  • willingness to learn
  • Stilgefühl
  • learning ability
  • helpfulness
  • persuasiveness
  • sense of justice
  • Artistic expression
  • mathematical understanding
  • interacting with children
  • honesty
  • responsibility
  • negotiating skills
  • Assets, simply, complicated
  • build and comfort people
  • Ability to keep track
  • Physical strength and skill
  • determination
  • Graphical understanding
  • sustain ability vagueness and ambiguities
  • Handling of information (research and evaluation)
  • among other things more

And where you want to improve?

In all these considerations you some things may have noticed, where you want to strengthen your expertise or your skills.

Look here also again with special attention to your dream vision of the ideal workplace – what strengths you need it and how you can win or extend this?

Warning: Note that knowledge and skills need to be developed continuously in order to remain strong , In particular, where you do not improve continuous, you tend to just about average.

Your Strength action plan

Making up for a concrete action plan in which you make the improvement of at least three of your particular strengths – whether through training, seminars, training, books, advice from others or whatever.

Now that you know how you want to work and know what you can, we come to the real success factors, namely the question of whose problems you can solve.

A real secret of success is the ability to problem solver for other people or companies to be. Companies have problems and ask precisely what staff a. Customers have problems and are willing to pay for a solution money.

If you make it so, to find someone whose problem you can solve with the combination of your strengths and your needs, you will also get a job or those as customers.

What problems do you solve?

Pull together what you want and what you can and think about once, whose problems you can solve with this combination. Always ask yourself the key question:

  • Who or what is there anything (to potential customers, companies, employers), in which I could do that to or what I want?
  • What problem are those persons or has this company that I could solve or what they need, that I could give them?

Ask your service once your friends and acquaintances. Often you get a lot of valuable examples.

Two practical Examples

Imagine, if you were with all your preferences, strengths and skills of a puzzle piece and the work force would be a giant puzzle.

Then there is in this working world puzzle many places where you fit perfectly with your profile, both of what you can, as well as of what you want.

And these places in the puzzle you have to find. In the following concrete examples, we want to show you how two people went in search of their optimum position in this puzzle and these have also been found.

You can see from these examples that it does not depend on the formation or on particularly good launch conditions.

Much more important is to find an answer to the question of how to solve existing problems of others. If you can manage with what you love the most important problem solver for a business or your future customers to be, then you have your dream job.

An unemployed person without education is for high-paying Furniture Artists

Frank Borman began training as a carpenter after school and ended prematurely because he could not get along with his boss. A new training center, he has not been found and is now unemployed for two years. When wishful thinking he formulated the following points:

  • earn as much money
  • what Craft making
  • outside air
  • No, says one, what to do
  • work alone, without anyone bothering

Frank Bohrmann has the following strengths identified:

  • Craftsmanship – especially with wood
  • Ability to absolute precision and accuracy
  • Creative ideas
  • Ability to self motivate to persevere
  • Absolutely flexible in working hours

Now Frank Bohrmann following key questions were asked:

Question: From whom I can take a lot of money?
Answer:Wealthy people.
Question: What problem have many wealthy people, which I could solve?
Answer: You want to try something special and Unique to other abgrenzen.Und this Unique I could for them create.

Now he wondered what could he provide concrete and came to the following offer:

Create handcrafted garden furniture made of precious wood with decorations as desired.

All that was needed even for the realization of his dream job now was to think about how he could realize practically.

For this purpose he can ask around in his circle of acquaintances, if not someone a high-earning people knows, the desire would have to can be produced from it furniture of this kind and at cost price as a reference project.

He found someone and this client was so excited that he not only paid more than the material costs, but also so much advertising for Frank Borman made that now has preorder for many months.

A woman with three children organized childcare for a large company

Mrs. Rasmus (32) is a mother of three children (2, 4 and 7). She gets the children while maintenance from her divorced husband, but would like in addition to their children nor give another meaning to their lives. It has produced the following requirements for their dream job:

  • to work with people,
  • something “good and useful” Doing
  • flexible working hours (for the children)
  • possible work from home or just
  • short Directions

It is particularly effective describes as follows:

  • organizational skills
  • can remain calm, serenity and also keep track, even if it is messy
  • Kontaktfreude

She begs the question:

Question: Which companies are the ones who are close to me?
Answer: A major publisher.
Question: What problem could have this company’s employees that I could solve?
Answer: Especially in publishing work many women.
Question: is Here sure for many the problem of childcare.Salaries in publishing are not very high and day care is unaffordable for many. At the same time the kindergartens are overcrowded.

Mrs. Rasmus sits down at the phone and talking to a woman who works in the publishing house. In this interview, she learns that in fact a number of women have great difficulty, their little children looked good to know. This creates the idea:

I organize childcare for employees of this publishing house.

She works from a practical approach to and can make an appointment with the manager. This is initially very skeptical and Mrs. Rasmus feels that he wants to get rid happy.

Then they but is prepared and can convince him of the great image boost that this publisher can get not only its employees, but also in public. Mrs. Rasmus is set a week for 20 hours and organized so that the children of the staff are well looked after and accommodated locally.

Let encourage each!

There are countless such examples. Small and large. You do not have to revolutionize your work life completely yes – even small measures can bring much improvement to your quality of life.

All you need is especially the courage to even engage in these new thoughts and figure out what you want, what you can and who can use exactly. How to find your dream job.

Where can i go to find a job. Five Keys to Finding a Job

WHO gets the best place? Is it always the candidate with the best qualifications? “No,” replies the labor consultant Brian. “Often one gets the job who knows best how to apply.” How his chances of finding work improve? These five proposals.

planning the daily routine

Those who lose a good job or is already longer unemployed, can be easily discouraged. “When I was unemployed, I was initially very optimistic again to find a job,” says Katharina, a dressmaker in Germany. “Later, it seemed more and more hopeless and depressed me more and more. At the end I could not speak calmly about the subject with my friends and relatives. “

How can you go against feelings of hopelessness? In a guide for job seekers it says: “It is particularly important that you now own your, working ‘plan and the morning already know what to do”(Get a Job in 30 Days or Less) .

The authors recommend that “to put everyday objects and to write down what you have done”. In addition, one should “be put on every morning as if you go to work.” Why? “Being dressed properly raises your self-confidence, even on the phone.”

One must therefore make his work, looking for work, no matter how long the search. This setting also Katharina went looking for work. She says: “When Labour Office I have worried me the addresses and telephone numbers of potential employers. I applied to advertisements.

In addition, I searched the yellow pages for companies from which could have not advertised jobs, and took with them on contact. I also put on a resume and sent him this company “Finally -. by systematic search – took Catherine a suitable job.

explore the hidden job market

The fisherman, who has the largest network is also most likely to catch something. So who knows how he can increase its “power”, improves its chances “to pull ashore” for a job.

Who only applies to ads in the newspaper or on the Internet, which may slip through the net most of the available sites. Many jobs are never advertised. How to explore this hidden job market?

It is recommended that as Catherine to respond not only to the job, but every week time to reserve to call for jobs or to make representations that may have to provide appropriate work. One does not need to wait until the companies post jobs.

For example, if the personnel director stated that it has no work, you should ask him if he knows where you might apply yetcan and who to contact there. If he has a proposal, you should make an appointment there and thereby also mention who has mediated.

Toni, who was mentioned in the previous article, found in this way Work. “I have taken from out of me with company contact, although they had no open positions,” he explains. “In a company was told that currently nothing would be free, but I should try it in three months’ time. I did that and got the job. “

Primrose, a single mother in South Africa went a similar approach. She said: “When I visited a first aid course, I saw that a new building was erected on the street.

As it turned out, there should be a nursing home for the elderly. Then I repeatedly tried to get an appointment with the head of the institution. Finally he told me that currently there are no vacancies. Nevertheless, I am always went to see if I could there not yet work, perhaps even free.

Then I received a temporary contract. I tried to do all the work as well as possible. Therefore, I became more and more knowledge and eventually became permanent employees of the nursing home. “

Friends, relatives and acquaintances can also be a help to explore the hidden job market. In this way, Jacobus from South Africa took its place as a security officer.

He reported: “When the company where I had worked previously were closing, I let friends and relatives know that I’m looking for work. One day heard a friend while queuing at the supermarket across as a woman asked another woman if she did not know someone looking for work.

My friend interrupted them and told the woman about me. It was agreed a date and I got the job. “

To be flexible

Anyone who wants to increase his chances of finding a job, has to be flexible. Jaime, mentioned in the preceding article, states: “It is unlikely to find a job, where everything fits. You have to learn to be satisfied with a job that is not ideal. “

can be flexibly require to overcome prejudices against certain work. Take the example of Ericka from Mexico. The first trained secretary was not the work that would have confirmed their participation.

“I learned to accept any suitable work,” she says. “For a while I worked as a shop assistant in a store. But I also sold tacos on the street and adopted cleaning jobs. After aWhile I found a place in my learned profession. “

As the Indian Mary lost her job as an office worker, she realized that she had to be flexible. She explains: “I was not on it stiffened again to find the same work that I’ve done before. I followed every opportunity that arose, even if they were works that some consider as an auxiliary work. Therefore, I have now a job that allows me to support my two children. “

Put a meaningful CV

Applicants for a senior position a CV is an indispensable part of the application. But whatever the nature of the desired job can only be beneficial, a well-written resume. “The CV prospective employers to know not only who you are but also what you have done so far and why the company needs you,” says Nigel, an employment consultant in Australia.

How does one on a resume? It must include the full name, include the date of birth and address of the applicant, including the telephone number and (if available) the e-mail address. In describing the educational cycle can mention special qualifications, which might be the job for which you are applying, of interest.

The previous work experience should be described in detail. It would also be good, not just to list what you have done so far, but also to lead, what goals you have achieved, and to explain how previous employers have benefited from a. In this context one can also mention areas of the previous activity, the one for the job for which you lookadvertises, qualify.

In addition, you can incorporate information about themselves such as interests, hobbies and crafts. Because not all companies are the same requirements, it may be necessary to adjust the CV for job applications accordingly.

Should we even put a resume, if the first time you are applying, for example, for an apprenticeship? Definitely! Probably it has achieved already up some, what would like to hear employers. So hobbies such as carpenters or Mr layers of old cars can be listed quite.

What about volunteer or voluntary work? Anyone who has ever done anything like that, can describe what it is and what he has achieved it. (See the box “Curriculum vitae for candidates for a training place”.)

Even if a potential employer can give a no appointment for a job interview, you could still a small card – best in postcard format – left, are indicated on the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address and brief details of skills and experience ,

On the back you could print even a picture of yourself eventually. This map can then give all that might be a help in finding a job, with the request to pass them all, the work of this direction offering. If a potential employer gets this card to face, could it be a job interview, or even a job!

Setting up a resume is a job seeker even more the feeling of being in control. Nigel, the aforementioned work consultant, says: “Writing a resume can help you to organize your thoughts and to put goals. It also strengthens your self-confidence, because you are better prepared for any questions during a job interview. “(See the box on page 7.)

Prepare well in job interviews

How do you prepare for a job interview? Some inform yourself closer about the company in which they want to apply. The more familiar you are with a company, the better the impression you leave the interview. The search help one also to clarify whether the company has suitable jobs and whether it is a question.

It also plays a role, how to dress for the interview. When it comes to smaller-scale activities, one should select appropriate, responsive and clean clothes. A well-groomed appearance signaled the potential employer that the applicant pays attention to itself and will likely do its job well carefully.

A job applicant in the office should dress modestly and be guided by what is considered locally as businesslike wardrobe. Nigel advises: “Choose your clothes long before your interview in order not to get into time trouble or to get a short time before unnecessary stress.”

Moreover Nigel recommends to appear about 15 minutes before the appointment. Much too early to come is of course not advisable. But could be too late to be catastrophic. According to experts, the first three seconds of a job interview are crucial. In this short time, the interlocutor gaining an impression of the appearance and the behavior of the candidate, which greatly influenced his opinion about the candidate. To come to late acts very negatively. A second chance to correct the first impression, there is not.

In addition, one should the person who performs the interview, not regarded as opponents. After all, he had probably also apply once and therefore knows how you feel as a candidate about his work.

Maybe he’s even nervous because he knows about itself little or nothing, how to conduct interviews. If the employer personally leads the conversation, is it too much at stake, it should set the wrong candidate.

A good start would be friendly to smile at his opponent and to be welcomed with a firm handshake, where mounted. During the conversation, you should focus on what employers expect from an and what you can bring yourself.

What we need to avoid? Nigel advises: “Try to act neither fidgety yet casual – a good attitude exudes confidence from. Also, be careful, not to be too much to talk to confidentially, and avoid disrespectful at all costs remarks. Do not talk bad about your former employers and colleagues. The other party would probably think that you will also be set negative to new work. “

On the question of how to behave at the interview and what to say, experts advise: maintain eye contact with the interviewer, make natural gestures while talking and speak clearly.

Questions should be answered briefly and open and also ask specific questions about the company and the employment in question himself. If one is interested in the end of the conversation still on the site, should the show clearly and ask for the job.

Perhaps the above suggestions help yes indeed, to find one or the other soon work. If one is successful, you can do then to keep working?

To get the job that makes happy at last

Every fourth person is unhappy in his job. No wonder: Many people do not know what they do best. Only with clarity about your own abilities you will find the right job.

Wolfgang Mainka was formerly a lawyer. His specialty: Construction Law. Then he turned his hobby into a profession: As “Würzburg Night Watchman” he takes ten months in the year, almost every night tourists and locals through downtown historic Bishop am Main – stylishly decorated with lantern, tricorn, halberd and black soldiers cloak.

In Franconian dialect he is doing Würzburg stories and anecdotes, which he published as an author and columnist for the local newspaper. From lawyer to night watchman, from the management consultant to writer, from the manager to the instructor – the extreme examples may be, but such broken careers belong to folklore the world of work.

And they have reasons: Almost one in four workers in this country (24 percent) is so dissatisfied with his previous job, he has internally been terminated, the consulting firm has Gallup found. 61 percent of respondents do therefore only work to rule.

Staying in the old rut

The widespread dissatisfaction in the profession has consequences: health for the workers – and economical for the employer. “Who does not feel emotionally tied to his company, shows less initiative, commitment and sense of responsibility – and is often sick,” Marco Nink, Strategic Consultant says Gallup.

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According to the study posted workers without emotional attachment on average 76 percent more sick days than emotionally highly bound employees. The German economy arising Gallup because of absences due to the low emotional attachment of employees per year cost of 18.3 billion euros.

Nevertheless, the few malcontents do like Wolfgang Mainka and saddled order. While many would like – but they do not know how.

From fear of the new and compelling economic – after the home wants paid off and the family are supplied – they remain in the same old rut. This low point in Job reach many people aged between 35 and 45, ie in the prime of life.

They have spent years fine-tuned her career, pushed overtime to fully pure hanged – and eventually realized that her dream job is not as dreamlike as once thought.Then it’s time to change something. Perhaps must be found a whole new job.

Perhaps it helps even, to be clear about what exactly one interferes in the old job – and to minimize these confounding factors.

Career planning system

Help with this step, provide career counselors such as Madeleine Leitner in Munich. The search for the matching position often proves easier than you might think: “People are often particularly betriebsblind for what they do best through clarity about their abilities they recognize really fit the tasks and jobs to them..”

In addition, the career coach helps to identify any other important aspects that are essential to satisfaction and success. So the personal career planning can be tackled with the system.

The situation is quite paradoxical. Never before have so many people in the Western countries as freely decide which work they want to earn their livelihood.Earlier it was clear: The son of the baker is a baker, the shoemaker Filius of it was predetermined, even to be Schuster, and the doctor’s son was with his birth firmly convenient that he would take his father’s practice.

Not to mention the daughters who just learned to lead her future husband the budget. But with the new freedom to seek an activity that stimulates their own talents and develops the personality, many can not cope – they fail in their self-realization.

External advice can help these people to recognize occasions when they were previously passed carelessly – and to better enable to evaluate vocational options.Who goes to career counselor Madeleine Leitner, often comes with a diffuse discontent.

Radical section usually not necessary

“They often believe to have landed in a very wrong profession,” said the career coach. “But on closer inspection were really landed in the wrong profession only about three hundred of my clients. For most the problem with reasonable effort is solvable.”

But there are also serious cases – those where it is not just about purely professional issues. “The cause of the occupational problem here lies deeper: it is closely linked to the life story and personality,” said Leitner , which recognizes as a licensed psychotherapist, when more than necessary is sound advice.

“These clients often have difficulty to remember something that has really made them pleasure,” said the expert. “Much has to be found on them only.” Many dissatisfied needs might really make a radical change. But in the end the fewest anything previously developed to throw and leave her life to be happier and to be at peace.

Often it is already sufficient to change the function within the industry. to come within the company in a new department. Or to move from a large group in a smaller company. Expert Leitner: “In many cases it is all about bringing already existing things in shape.”