On this episode, I chat with a job coach about the German job market and what the future looks like.
English Level: B2 🇩🇪🇨🇦
- Introduction (0:21)
- How long is the coaching process? (2:35)
- What are the skills employees need to be successful in the German market? (4:16)
- The importance of the German language (6:30)
- The challenge people in technical fields face during interviews (9:57)
- The importance of being honest during a job interview (11:47)
- Besides the gaps and honesty, what else are you paying attention to when you look at someone’s CV? (13:51)
- Keywords to include in your cover letter (15:34)
- Are there differences between the way men and women approach an interview? (18:27)
- Gender wage gap/Wage negotiation (20:14)
- What do German workers need to do to adapt to the digital world? (26:46)
- Where can we find you on social media? (35:28)
- Unique (adj.): being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
- To arrange (verb): put (things) in a neat, attractive, or required order.
- However (adverb): used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously.
- Digital literacy (noun): an individual’s ability to find, evaluate, and clearly communicate information through typing and other media on various digital platforms.
- Job application (noun): a form that employers ask job applicants to fill out to learn about their work history.
- Job ad(vert) (noun): an informative text that describes job vacancies and details for potential applicants.
- Task (noun): a piece of work to be done or undertaken.
- Confident (adj.): feeling or showing confidence in oneself or one’s abilities or qualities.
- Negotiation (noun): discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.
- To undertake (verb): commit oneself to and begin (an enterprise or responsibility); take on.
Phrases to Remember:
- dive into: become suddenly and enthusiastically involved in or occupied with something.
- willing to do something: If someone is willing to do something, they are fairly happy about doing it and will do it if they are asked or required to do it.
- in high-demand: If someone or something is in demand or in great demand, they are very popular and a lot of people want them.
- couch potato: a person who takes little or no exercise and watches a lot of television.
- keep in mind: to be careful to remember something important.
- go-to person: being a person who can be turned to for expert knowledge, advice, or reliable performance, especially in a crucial situation.
Mistake to Avoid:
(wrong tense) Internationals who come from NOT are coming from. =>Use Simple Present tense for FACTS.
- What did Lisa do before she became a job coach?
- What are the types of people Lisa is looking to work with?
- (True or False) Sometimes German employers say you can only get a salary increase if your German skills are better.
- What is important if you work in purchasing?
- What is one challenge people in IT and enginerring face?
- Why did the recruiter ask where Lisa’s flute was produced?
- Besides the CV, what else is important for a job application?
- (True or False) If you meet 100% of requirements of the job ad, you are overqualified.
- What is one reason men earn more money than women straight out of university?
- How often should you ask for a pay raise?
- What is the skilled immigration act?
Question to consider:
What skills have you developed to help you be successful in a digital workplace?
- Lisa’s website
- Lisa on Instagram
- Most Common Mistakes Germans Make in English
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