Home office in the Corona crisis

Working from home - during the Corona crisis, this is a measure that many companies are not only offering their employees, but making it compulsory. The risk of infection and thus the spread of the pandemic is too great. At present, the aim is to keep the number of new infections as low as possible so that hospitals can guarantee sufficient supplies for any serious cases. Back to the home office - what are the rights and obligations? For employees and employers? Entitlement to home office A legal right to work from home   . . . > > >

The curriculum vitae - What must go in it?

We have explained the most important pillars of the CV in the past few days. What remains are hobbies and other skills. Let's start with the things that can be supported by documents. Usually, a separate section is created for this in the CV. Conceivable titles for this are "Certifications" - Additional qualifications" - "Other skills" or "Other qualifications". Should this information really be included in the CV or would it be better to create a separate attachment for it? That depends on the individual case. Other skills in the CV We are the au   . . . > > >

Internships in the curriculum vitae

We have explained the main headings of the CV such as personal, work experience and school/training/studies in previous newsletters. But there is more to the CV than that. After all, there is a lot more in the course of a professional life that can be of interest to an employer. These include Internships in the CV An internship is designed to help you acquire new knowledge or deepen your knowledge over a certain period of time. It can last only a few weeks, but also several months. It is not an apprenticeship. We know different pr   . . . > > >

Education and studies in the curriculum vitae

For applicants with professional experience, the CV for the speculative application will move on to school, training and studies after the heading "Professional" or "Professional career". We recommend that you structure your CV in chronological descending order so that the most recent is at the top. For young professionals, training and studies should be at the top. This way, the interested employer immediately sees what the applicant is currently doing. Studies in the CV The description of the studies or the period of study is more extensive than the school information. N   . . . > > >

Wednesday fact sheet IPSER - Boredom on the job

One could almost say that the so-called "boreout syndrome" is the opposite of the burnout syndrome. Boreout stands for boredom and underchallenge at work. Similar to burnout, boreout syndrome is initially a psychological problem, but it can lead to physical (health) problems. What is boreout syndrome? Boreout syndrome is mainly caused by being constantly underchallenged at work. If you constantly or never have anything to do, you start to feel bored. Of course, you don't want your colleagues or even your boss to notice that you are doing nothing.   . . . > > >

How to deal with gaps in your CV

Do you know anyone who has worked their whole life without a single day off? If so - this person is an exception. Let us consider what can cause one to have been without employment for days, weeks or months. Interruptions in working life Let's start with periods of job search. Maybe you don't find a suitable job immediately after training, you have given notice or been made redundant yourself, or a company has gone bankrupt. These are all times that are normal and explainable. We have d   . . . > > >

Professional stations in the curriculum vitae

If you have already gained professional experience, you will begin your CV with your professional experience after the subheading "Personal" and the application photo. You start this "Professional experience" with your current job. You can list each activity with job title, employer and your duties. Of course, the CV is and remains in two columns. It is not only in our current section that you enter the duration of your activity in the left column. How comprehensive you make the right-hand column is up to you. You should decide individually here. Also    . . . > > >

Layout and formatting of the CV

After our tips on the "personal" section of the CV and on the application photo, today we want to think about the formal and visual design of this document. With all the effort, always remember that in principle you only have to create a CV well and correctly once and later only make additions or changes to the contact details and, if necessary, renew the application photo. Of course, the content is paramount, but a company also needs to be visually appealing to take a second look at the document. A long time ago, it was s   . . . > > >

The application photo - what do you have to look out for?

In our last email, you learned what to look for in the "Personal" section of the CV. Today we want to take a look at the application photo, which usually finds its place in the upper right corner of the CV. Some companies prefer anonymous applications in order to be able to reflect in a completely neutral way on their interest in the applications they receive. The photo in the unsolicited application is not a must, it may not even be required by the company. Nevertheless, it is still standard and most applicants place a photo in their application.   . . . > > >

Wednesday IPSER fact sheet - Double burden of job and family - what to do?

Many of us can tell you a thing or two about the double and triple burden of work and family. In the past weeks, we have mainly talked about the need for a balance to the (often) stressful working day. But now there is also another side. What if work life is a relaxation in contrast to family or private life? Yes, there is indeed such a thing. Imagine being a single parent with several children. The stress starts early in the morning. One of the children is sick, another has problems at school or is in a bad state.   . . . > > >

The covert job market - we reveal the secret

The covert job market: covert - hidden - secret. With your unsolicited application, you are acting on the hidden job market. What is it about and why can we place your application there so successfully? Let's compare the whole thing with two applicants. Max Mustermann and Maria Musterfrau. Max is the classic type. He is in his mid-40s, has successfully completed his studies and has worked for a company for over 10 years. He is looking for a job because he is unemployed. So he buys daily newspapers and reads the job offers. He naturally goes with the Z   . . . > > >

This is what you should keep in mind when applying!

How do you annoy recruiters? This is easier and quicker with an application than you might think, but can often be avoided if you follow our tips. Just put yourself in the position of a personnel manager. Imagine that you receive numerous job applications every day. Would you take a second look at an application that you already had problems reading? Certainly not. Today we want to show you what you should avoid and what you should pay attention to when writing your speculative application. Font There are fonts like Arial o   . . . > > >

Team player and lone fighter at work

Why teamwork is important and what it means.
There is hardly an application that does not mention that the applicant is team-oriented or will be available to the company as an absolute team player in the future. The ability to work in a team is one of the top soft skills employers are looking for. Why is that?   . . . > > >

Structure of the application portfolio

Every application consists of a large number of individual pieces. We explain why you should attach importance to the quality of each small piece of the puzzle from the entire application.
Your speculative application is a "total work of art", i.e. a piece of work that consists of several parts that should fit together seamlessly like a jigsaw puzzle. With such a coherent puzzle, you can, for example, underpin your authenticity and your unconditional will to succeed. First and foremost, you will probably consider whether   . . . > > >

Present salary expectations in the application

How do I formulate my salary request for the new job? Tips and explanations.
It is a difficult topic that many applicants struggle with when applying for a new job: the salary question. How much salary can you expect in your new job and how much can you ask for yourself? We have some tips for you on how to successfully reach your goal.   . . . > > >

Which is better - trust or control?

The trust-based working time model may require a little courage, but it serves the workers' desire for more flexibility.
Trust and control - these are two things that do not necessarily have to contradict each other. However, the importance of trust is often underestimated. The model of trust-based working time may require a little courage, but it serves the workers' desire for more flexibility and mostly the companies' productivity...   . . . > > >

Video calls after a job application

There can be many advantages to sitting face-to-face with your future boss via a computer screen - but there are also disadvantages!
There can be many advantages to sitting face-to-face with your future boss via a computer screen - but there are also disadvantages!   . . . > > >

Mobile working - what you should bear in mind

More and more companies and employees see the advantages of mobile working and act accordingly.
There are many advantages to working on the move. But - like everything in life - also disadvantages. Find out more!   . . . > > >

Unsolicited application by e-mail - the right way!

Tips for creating your job application by email. There are a few things to keep in mind, we explain what they are.
Can you simply send your job application by e-mail or should you follow certain guidelines? We will show you how to send your application by e-mail in the best possible way.   . . . > > >

Job application in social networks - pros and cons

Do you want to spread the word online that you are looking for a job? There are pluses and minuses to this. Read for yourself!
There are several social networks that many of us like to use. What actually is a "social network"? These platforms are defined as a "virtual community". Here you find people who have similar interests, you have real and virtual friends and share photos, memories and more. Are social networks also suitable for the job search?   . . . > > >
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