A broadcast by Gudula Geuther from German public radio Deutschlandfunk on March 3, 2020 featuring AfricaWorks co-founder Jörg Kleis. The interview was done during the German President’s state visit to Kenya.
Job Search 101. Outreach and Exposure
Getting ready for the job market. Three principles of career development.
Scholarship, exchange and international university degree programs allow learning in entirely different dimensions. They should be promoted and conducted even more often as this contribution shows.
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.
Due to numerous requests, AfricaWorks now offers special Online Career Coaching Services, which can be booked with us from today.
“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.
The authors of a recently published study by Bertelsmann Foundation are convinced: there is no way around increased immigration of skilled workers from outside Europe to Germany. Now what does that mean for Germany?