During our coachings and workshops or our daily communication with candidates, companies and even embassies it becomes evident: Despite the sound of it all, Germany is not an immigration nation (yet). The more our team had to answer your questions about jobs in Germany these past years, the more I felt the need to write about the reasons for our answers.
“Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble. And if I stay it will be double. So come on and let me know.” The Clash
Job shadowing is perfect for introducing someone to a new workplace, allowing a comprehensive understanding of what roles, responsibilities and people within an organization are about. We were asked to accompany Zephania Shaidi, a representative from the Confederation of Tanzanian Industries (CTI), in Germany. His program was funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and organized by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce. Instead of one company for one week, Zephania got an insight of several organizations and jobs. We are glad having been able to guide him throughout his intense schedule and, of course, found some time for an interview along the way.
When starting your own company you end up getting involved in daily details. Why is the internet not working? What’s for lunch? Who wants to go to that meet-up tonight? So it is important to recollect the essentials. And what would be more essential than to write about how and why we started AfricaWorks exactly three years ago in April 2016.
If experts start to talk about Africa, the list of deficits seems endless. Notably, one of the most important aspects is missing: the brain drain phenomenon.
We want to tell stories and re-write the narrative of European-African relations. It’s time to realize potentials.