Since general interview #principles still apply, familiarize yourself with the company, for example by studying the website and publishedemployee reviews. Also become aware of WHY you want to work there.
Additionally, if possible, familiarize yourself with your interviewer. Platforms like LinkedIn offer a helpful way to do this. Maybe you can even find some similarities? Your own #profile should always be up-to-date and well maintained.

Tips for special times

Finding a job in the current economic situation is not easy and job interviews often take place online, but we will show you in the next few weeks what you need to consider for a #digital job interview and how you can best prepare yourself with a few short tips.

Maybe only a little later …

… we will be able to hold the opening party for our new offices. But of course we have already thought about what we will do for the physical well-being of our guests. Here a view into the soup pot.

For all of you who want to recook now, here are the ingredients at a glance:

Preparation: First of all celery, carrots, onions, leek and parsley. Then add a red bell pepper, an eggplant, a small kohlrabi, fennel and tomatoes. Clean and chop everything and, except for the parsley, sweat well in rapeseed oil. Fill up with 2 liters of boiling water. Add two chops, then the spices. We took marjoram, oregano, basil, coriander, salt, pepper, paprika hot and noble sweet and two fiery chilies. Cook for 45 minutes on a low flame. Add the finely chopped parsley 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Serve with rice or noodles. And then a good appetite.

Cooking recipes and career guides probably have in common that you actually can only really do something with them if you already have some experience.

Weekends reading recommendations

Goethe in Italy. In Europe a topos for generations, shaping the picture of traveling and finding one’s way in the world. A way of self discovery. Life-paths are diverse. For Goethe it was a very productive time. Still inspiring to read, especially today. The original German Text is found here.

As gutenberg.org is still not available with a German IP address, a quick research for a good, online available, English translation was not successful, but brought a link to a German classroom Edition with English introduction, published in 1909 in New York. It’s a scan of a copy form the University of California Libraries. You will find it here.

Until October 26, the Tiroler Landesmuseum was hosting an exhibition on Goethe’s journey and its impact. The title: „Goethe’s Italian Journey. A homage to a country that never existed“. Now the catalog is in the bookstores. It is on my table as a reading recommendation for the weekend. The Book is in German and Italian.

Somehow …

… I feel a bit like sitting in a train restaurant when I’m sitting at the small meeting table, which is now in my office on the side with the five windows. Today I brought a pasta dish for my lunch break, just like on the train, and even though the window next to me is a bit higher than the one on the train, you can imagine the landscape passing by while you eat.

I think I miss travelling and the direct exchange with colleagues at training courses and conferences and also simply changing places. When you help people to develop their perspective for the future, you need different perspectives yourself. In any case the new office is very inspiring for my work.

The first cup of tea …

… in the new office, today shortly after three. Certainly well deserved.

Moving an office is always more work than you expect and everything took its time. But now we are finally finished, although Friday and already a bit late. Thanks to everybody and a nice weekend.

Starting in January …

… the new English language seminars and trainings. Only two days we were able to free up for the preparation of the new seminars. And then: a construction site in front of our office window. Quiet working was no longer possible. Sometimes I wonder why improving structures for society always means a big racket. I hope that our touch-up work is not as loud as the road construction can be heard in our office. Tonight it should be finished, the work on the road surface at the bus stop, and hopefully the seminar concepts as well.

English Version

We are currently working on the English version of our website. Technically it will be realized as an own subdomain. The content should be independent and not a 1:1 copy of the German website. We are looking forward to your feedback.