Free Materials: How to set a realistic goal & how to position yourself

From April 14 to June 10, 2020 we conducted 2 editions of 4-module Open Webinars on job search & career management where we shared over 32h of practical tips & know-how.

Both editions have attracted approx. 1000 participants from all over the world who have spontaneously expressed that our webinars are “the best they’ve seen currently being offered for professionals / managers / executives looking for a job or trying to stay in control of their careers”.

And although the Open Webinars initiative has come to an end, we’ve decided to keep the content available – completely free of charge!

The four online sessions will guide you through the job search process step-by-step.

Module 1: How to set a realistic goal & how to position yourself
Speaker: Sandra Bichl
Topic: How to set a realistic job search goal and how to position yourself as a candidate on an unstable employer’s market:
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Free Materials: Interview Guide

When was the last time you took part in an interview as a candidate? Are you ready for unexpected questions? Should you wait to be contacted or try calling the interviewer after the interview? You will find the answers to those and other questions below.

You’ll find the following information divided into interview stages: before / during / after

  • Preparation before the interview: Job description / Do your homework / Know the details / Dress code / Revision of your CV / Before you enter “the room”
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Free Materials: Interview Preparation

What should you know going to an interview? Do you have the skills mentioned in the job description? Can you justify them with precise examples? How much do you know about your prospective employer? The format below will help you collect all essential information, so that you are 110% prepared!

You’ll find the following information:
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Best 5 videos on Career & Job Search

If you are not into reading but prefer your content in video form – this is definitely for you. For all others, read the transcript. With all the content on the www, it’s difficult to find the really good stuff. If you are just a little bit as busy as us, we always wonder, “Will it be worth our time?”.

These 5 videos – assuming that you are career-aware and are (thinking about) looking for a job – are worth it. In order of viewing:

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What I learned from 32 grueling interviews

About this TED talk: What’s less fun than a job interview? Try doing it again. And again. And again. Ashwini endured 32 interviews before she landed a job and kept notes on every experience and lesson along the way. Ranging from funny to unbelievable, she shares what she learned (Lesson 3. don’t wear green) and shows what it’s like to search for work as an aspiring businesswoman in India.
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What makes us feel good about our work?

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by
making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

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How to make work-life balance work

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

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