Occupation - but which?
Newcomers to the profession, but also newcomers, are spoiled for choice in Germany: In addition to 344 state-recognized occupational vocational training courses, there are currently about 12 700 courses and subjects. Added to this are innumerable on-the-job training courses.
Around 390 public and private universities are promoting the favor of those willing to learn, and there are always new courses of study and further education. The latter often do not even have to be accredited or nominated, which makes the overview especially difficult.
The way to the dream job
Tom Diesbrock has in his post Where is the dream job? pointed out an elementary error that many people make when choosing a career: instead of looking for an activity that really interests them, they first orient themselves to the offer.
Then medicine is studied, you know, or law. On unusual ideas comes, where one is almost reinventing his job, one hardly gets so. An approach that Diesbrock rightly referred to as a classic self-in-knee-shot technique.
Keep your eyes open when choosing your career
The old saying "keep your eyes open when choosing a career" still applies, but with the unmanageable offer it is difficult to steer the eye in the right direction. 11% of all high school graduates have no idea what they want to do, even at the graduation party.
Barbara Knickrehm, vocational counselor for high school graduates at the Employment Agency Herford, advises in a post Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® Keep your eyes open when choosing your career Professional beginners and trainees, first of all to start with yourself before you get confused by the many possibilities:
"Instead of browsing around the internet without planning, you should first ask yourself which topics and tasks are of particular interest to you, which are especially fun and which give you the impression that they are good for you, but also the assessments of your environment should be included in your own considerations. "
What do self-assessment procedures do?
In the eye-on series, many more tips and hints are given on how to proceed strategically in the career choice. If you do not continue this way, a self-assessment center could help.
This is not only partly compulsory offered by some universities, but there are also tools for personal career choice online. An overview and self-experiment can be found in a series of articles on the Self-assessment procedure on Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®.
Consulting can help with career planning
If you do not trust online tools, you can seek career advice. For school leavers, such career choice consultations are offered by the employment agencies for free.
For all others, there is a large army of private counselors and coaches who offer their vocation-finding and career-planning support. How to separate the wheat from the chaff and find the right one, can be found in a series of articles on the subject Career planning for executives on Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®.
Change of employment: How can the change take place?
So, if you know what you want to do, but do not know how? Then I want to go to the Contributions by Tom-Diesbrock point out, which explains step-by-step how to proceed in terms of career reorientation.
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