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LinkedIn is a really good choice when it comes to social media. It helps and provides opportunities for advancement as you grow your career network. This platform is consistently growing and is your choice if you want to advance professionally. Currently, in fact, the numbers show an exponential development. In the economic area of the DACH association alone, there are more than 16 million users, and 756 million worldwide. The platform has also managed to become more interactive, with the conversation rate increasing by almost 50% in 2021. So the founders here have managed to acquire diversity and thus advance to a personal social media. This is exactly where you can start to get that all-important expert status. Create personal content from your everyday business life, push your profile and your reach. We outline below how exactly this can work and what other tips can be implemented. tips for building…

As an ambitious (young) professional you want to advance quickly and certainly prefer to take up a management position yesterday rather than today. I myself also decided very early on to take the path of management and already in the first semester of my studies thought about how I can get into such a position quickly and, above all, how can I be good at it? I would like to tell my story and then honestly show a few results from my assessment center on managers. Especially when applying for a position as a department head, for example, you measure yourself as a 30-year-old against people who are 20 years older. So you have to try to catch up 20 years in just 5 years of professional life. But how does it work? Preparing for a management career starts early! During my studies I already specialized in management and learned…

Have you been employed for some time now and your boss thinks your job is good? Are you punctual, reliable and often praised as a “good” or “very good” employee? But you have not been promoted for years and others are always preferred? I will try to explain this to you in this article. there is a promotion for daily work In general, we receive a salary and a position for the completion of tasks which are defined in the employment contract and which are specifically assigned to us by a supervisor. Now many employees do this work in 40 hours and improve in the quality or speed of the work execution. In return, employees expect your salary to be increased and a promotion to be pending. Unfortunately, this view is often wrong. Imagine someone working at a reception. He does the job very well and is getting faster and…

“Money alone does not make you happy, but it is better to cry in a taxi than in the tram.” (Marcel Reich-Ranicki). The salary is and will remain an important factor in professional life and the “Labor Market Study 2018” by the personnel service provider Robert Half asked 1,000 office workers about factors behind the raise. The results are: Change of job to a new employer: 30%Company-wide salary increase: 16%Internal job change or promotion: 16%New collective agreement and company bonus: 10%Target achievement: 9%Duration of employment: 8%Additional tasks: 4% The results of the study show that the majority of workers received a raise when they changed jobs. I have also examined other studies and these are almost the only and best way to get a raise. In view of the other factors, an employee also seems to have almost no influence on the salary. In particular, we cannot actively control company…

A staff unit is usually made up of specialists who have no management or instruction powers and who act in an advisory capacity or in representation. You are assigned to a manager and work on overarching topics. Often young high potentials (preferably with a doctorate) or experienced employees are offered such a position. But what does the staff position mean for your career? Opportunities staff unit – close to the board The staff unit can help to ensure that you receive a lot of information from an assigned manager and, above all, from the Make top management known can. This network in particular is a strong asset. Also the Experience with overarching projects – across departmental boundaries – helps you to build strong references. For example, I restructured 300 employees in the staff unit. References like these are a great boost for your own career. Furthermore, you can do very…

A negotiation is the treatment of a decision with one another or by an authority such as a court or mediator. We negotiate numerous small and large decisions every day. A big negotiation for many at work is the salary. With the right negotiation strategy in particular, significantly more can be achieved here. Reading tip: Get a raise Negotiation seminar – is it worth it? Negotiating is not easy and certainly not everyone was born with this talent. But the good news is that you can learn to negotiate. There are numerous seminars on this. The contents of such seminars are often basics and strategies, checking facts, the give and take principle and numerous practical exercises. For this I have the negotiation training from www.engarde-training.com/de looked more closely. Engarde is a professional with many years of experience and conducts first-class negotiation training at various locations. Tips for better negotiation In…

We all know: No job is forever and, especially in modern and complex environments, people like to say: “after 3 years you can and after 5 years you have to change!” Corona is also currently accelerating uncertainty and even leading to job loss for employees. Now the stress starts – write applications and work your way from rejection to rejection until it works. Is it always like that? No, because it is not necessary for people who work permanently on your network and therefore often do not have to apply at all. In addition to this blog, I also work full-time for the company and I have never had to apply to my four previous employers. There was always an offer through good contacts to make decisions about the company. Because an old popular saying already says “Relationships only hurt those who don’t have any”. In this article I would…

Many want to take the step into top management and become department heads. But the way is not easy. As a team leader, I suddenly no longer manage 8 but 80 employees and taking on the leadership of executives becomes relevant. Strategic topics are also on the agenda, which is new for many team leaders. Conversely, strategic topics are nothing new for the staff units, but leadership. Such a climb is worth it, according to Stepstone – While a Team leader in IT Earned 65,000 to a maximum of 76,000 euros a year – comes in Head of department in IT to 76,000 to 90,000 euros. The rise brings a lot of salary again and I think that the magical 100,000 is also possible after 4-5 years. In 2019 I was also able to rise to the position of department head and would like to report how I managed to…

Is a doctorate worth it? I also asked myself this intensely before I started my doctorate in 2015. According to Survey of over 30,000 doctors on Salary.de Specialists with a doctorate earn around 20,000 euros in business administration and law even 33,000 euros more per year than graduates. But why do doctors make more money? How can a PhD improve me so that I can make more money? Since (today) October I am finished and can officially carry the doctorate. After getting the certificate from the mailbox, I paused for a moment. I reflected on what skills the degree brought me. Of course, I have a lot more salary than my colleagues (around 25,000 euros), but it depends on the knowledge. Because: You have to earn a salary. That’s why I asked myself: What skills did I acquire through the doctorate that differentiate me from others? Reading tip: Methodology of…

You know it: some time ago you joined a project as an employee or consultant and a successor has been promised for months. But it does not come and technically or from processes / relationships you may be so involved that training a new employee for the company simply takes too long. In this article I will help you get a project ready for delivery and get ready for new tasks. Because you can only grow and advance professionally if you regularly receive new projects. Step 1: create documentation The first step is to make your project ready for delivery at all. You should create meaningful documentation for this. Projects are often characterized by so-called “historical knowledge”. During my consulting time, I noticed that a new employee usually needed 6 months before he knew the language, vocabulary and processes in the project. It was always said: “Well, you know that…

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