A hammer drill …

… that can drill holes in even the hardest concrete without making any noise – that’s what you want when an enthusiastic DIYer is trying out his new acquisition in the apartment next door. But drilling a hole and making no noise is a requirement profile that no one can fulfill. A similarly unfulfillable combination of requirements can also be found in some job advertisements. A pity, really. I can turn off the drill if I disturb my neighborhood. The job posting is something I should simply apply for, even if I don’t fulfill everything. Then, in case of doubt, there will be a rejection. Yes. But at last I still have the chance to get an answer and perhaps an invitation for a job interview. So why not have a try. Good luck.

For searching …

… we have created machines: search engines. But for a search engine, you need search terms. And how do you find them? Especially when looking for a job, this is not such a trivial question. It seems easy when there is a clear job title that is also used consistently. Internist or cardiologist, for example. But already with the jobs that business economists are interested in, it can be difficult. Is the „assistant to the managing director“ now practically a vice managing director, who perhaps even has more responsibility than the managing director himself, or is it only an administratively supporting auxiliary activity?

If it becomes difficult to find search terms, it can help, even in the digital age, to take a large sheet of paper and write down what you want to do, what you can do, in the job you are aiming for. Your own skills, competencies, experience, and then what the profession demands or could demand of you. A few days later, a critically reflective look at this sheet might bring up exactly the four or five keywords that will make the job search more successful. We wish much success!

Evening office hours …

… will now be available starting in December. For those who are perhaps on a traineeship and cannot make an appointment for counselling during the usual office hours, we also offer an appointment after 5 pm twice a week. Please send us a short e-mail with your telephone number so that we can call you back. We will then offer you an appointment at a time that suits you.

“Uncertainty is the new certainty” …

… that would be a title for a feature article in one of the major weekly or daily newspapers. And the feeling and the experiences behind it in that article would then perhaps also reflect very well what moves one today when it comes to finding the right career entry.

But that shouldn’t lead to not trusting oneself with the opportunities and possibilities that are there. „Because dream jobs don’t wait“ is therefore the slogan on the posters we are now putting up all over the university. An attempt to encourage and activate. In our seminars and workshops you can acquire the necessary tools and background knowledge for a successful job search.