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If you want to be a boss, you have to step on the gas early and hit the ground running right after graduation. Every successful manager knows this from personal experience. But when they reach the peak of their career, many managers feel the need to have a less stressful life again. They want more time for family and hobbies, and the work-life balance is gaining in importance. In addition, Darwin’s Law also applies in the professional world: the younger and stronger ones claim more and more space for themselves, while you yourself are getting older and are no longer able to withstand everyday stress as well. High time to dare new ways! For example, change from leadership to consulting. I too currently have a very stressful but cool job as an executive. But I’m also thinking about whether I’ll still be able to handle this job when I’m over…

nternal service providers are organizational units that provide preliminary services for other departments of the administration. Such internal service providers actually exist in every company. Examples include HR, process management and much more. However, internal projects in particular often falter and are not ideal for the employee’s own career. While external projects are visible and supported by management due to customer requirements, the internal project is often delayed but nobody is interested in it. This means that your own career comes to a standstill. But how can you still get ahead? For this I give you in this article four steps how you can push the internal projects like a customer project in the company. FOUR STEPS TO SUCCESS A customer project has strong stakeholders, deadlines and customers. This is the reason why the project often progresses so well. But you can create these criteria for yourself. The customers are…

For a long time now you have been working diligently like a bee in your job, like a worker bee and they are truly hardworking, but still it doesn’t seem to be enough for the big jump. The big leap up the career ladder still seems far away. A small, shining star on the horizon. You dream of new challenges, more responsibility and more money. You dream of finally being seen. You want to get ahead in your job. You want it, success. And because you want it, there is a path that will be marked out for you in the thicket of possibilities with the help of this article. Follow it! Find goals It is important to get new eyes, a new angle, a new perspective on the things that are needed right now. Sure, it is commendable if you remain faithful to your tasks and perform them conscientiously.…

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…

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…

“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…

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…