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Find your job happiness
Career finding / JoBWECHSEL / application coachingby Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Angela Schütte M.A. and graduate in business administration (FH) Carola Wilbert

Are you wondering what and how would I like to work in the future? Reading job postings alone won't get you much further. Because above all requirements and activities are mentioned there. But it doesn't say whether you like a job and suit you well.

This text will help you to find out which job is the right one for you. At the same time, you will get to know yourself and your skills better.

Step 1 Where and how do I want to work?

What do I actually want to do?

If you search for a suitable career entry via job exchanges or search engines, the search often fails because you lack the necessary keywords for a target-oriented search. In this way you either generate a large number of job offers that you do not like in most cases or no offers at all because your keywords do not correspond to the jargon of the job offers. Perhaps one or the other offer sounds interesting. But is that really what you want to do?

Just dream once ...

So before you do research on job boards, you should first define for yourself what work and career should look like for you. The first step in this direction begins with "dreaming and thinking."

You read that right. So just think about what you liked and what you didn't like in jobs or internships. Think about how work and everyday working life should feel so that you feel comfortable and enjoy your work. Then turn your gaze to the future and think about what you want to have achieved in five years and where you want to be? Use the first worksheet to help you dream:

Tool 1: Questionnaire on career orientation

Reflection and networks for more clarity:

Of course, you can go much further in depth to define your dream job for yourself. Use this worksheet as first aid and food for thought. Feel free to develop further questions in order to define your wishes for what work should look like for you. It is often advisable to get a third-party opinion on the subject of career orientation in addition to your own assessment. You often get the best tips unexpectedly from people you don't necessarily know well. If your question marks don't go away in your head, networking or coaching from the career experts at Studi-Lektor can help.

Dream job and dream employer

Once you have answered your questions about "how" should work and career feel, you can deal more specifically with the subject of dream work, dream employer and dream job. The second worksheet should pave the way for you to be able to search for a job in a targeted manner:

Tool 2: Questionnaire on dream job and dream employer

Tip: Pick up all the questions that are important to you. See the questionnaire on the second worksheet as a suggestion for further individual questions that are personally important to you.

When it comes to direct contact and networking, however, another step is very important: your self-analysis

Because you and the people you contact need information about your strengths and competencies in order to be able to help you in your search for a suitable job. So use the second step in this guide to get some clarity here as well.

Tip: Before you network or contact potential employers, you should definitely do a self-analysis.

Step 2 What are my strengths? What am I particularly good at?

How do I get to know my strengths and weaknesses?

Whether you are networking, talking to employers at job fairs, writing your application documents or having an interview - your personality is always the focus. In order to identify the right job in your career choice, at some point you have to orientate yourself on the job market and get in contact with potential employers. The first thing the interlocutor asks is: “What do you bring with you? What do you enjoy? Where do you see your strengths? ”It is therefore extremely important that you are aware of your strengths, but also your weaknesses. This makes it easy for you to find your job happiness.

It starts with a self-analysis, which you can do with worksheet number 3. Take the time to review this important worksheet:

Tool 3: Your personal self-assessment

To deal intensively with yourself

The self-assessment in worksheet 3 consists of three different parts. In the first, describe what you are good at and what you enjoy. The second part focuses on the things that you are not good at or do not enjoy doing. In a third part you should deal with what you would still like to be able to do. That sounds easy at first. But you should take enough time for your self-assessment, reflect on it again and again and expand or change it if necessary. It just takes a little time.

Tip: When reflecting on your self-assessment, you should definitely also include an external assessment by family, friends or even strangers or experienced application coaches from the Studi-Lektor. This will give you a complete picture of your personality.

Only those who know each other can talk about themselves

Only when you have done the work and become aware of your strengths can you talk about yourself and your strengths in a well-founded manner. This is a very important element in networking and contacting potential employers. In conclusion to step 1 of finding a job, the self-assessment also helps you to identify potential job offers.

But you are still missing one step in order to be able to analyze the vacancies and to present yourself successfully in the jargon of employers. You can achieve this with your competence analysis, which concludes with step 3 the preparation for choosing a career in this article.

Step 3 Where do I see my core competencies and how can I describe them?

Competencies - Bringing catchwords to life

In job advertisements, employers use key words to describe competencies, experiences, characteristics - yes, a certain personality. At first glance, the buzzwords seem quite trite. But in order to present yourself in an understandable way for the company, it is important to use exactly these keywords in the application and also in the interview. Therefore, after the self-analysis, there is a competence analysis in which you can describe yourself with these key words.

Tool 4: competence analysis

Tip: The external assessment of friends or family, as well as colleagues and strangers, will also help you in the competence analysis. Experts from the human resources department or job coaching, such as the experienced application coaches from Studi-Lektor, can be even more suitable.

The guide to the application process

The last component, Tool 4, forms the end of your analysis and also serves as an effective guide for writing your application and answering the questions for the interview.

Your work has paid off: If you have "taken" the three steps to identify your dream job, your dream employer, your strengths and your core competencies and have worked through the four tools, you are well prepared for the application process for your dream job.

Good luck with your career start or change of job!

The professional job coaches at Studi-Lektor will be happy to help you for further reflection and in-depth analyzes of your career choice and competence analysis. In application coaching, you will receive valuable individual tips on cover letters / letters of motivation and curriculum vitae. Upon request, we will design and / or proofread your application documents. So that you can present yourself relaxed and self-confident in the interview, our experienced application coaches from the HR department will prepare you for it.
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