German angst rules HR departments and destroys career opportunities for international talent and everyone else who dares to be “different”. Chris Pyak explains step by step how expatriates win jobs by side-lining clueless recruiters and building relationships with hiring managers.
This book is for you, if you can answer one of these three questions with "yes".
a. Do you send 50 or more job applications, but you don't get job interviews?
b. Do you get job interviews just to find out: The actual job is different from the job description?
c. Do you get job interviews, but you get rejected with some flimsy excuse? ("You are overqualified")?
Organisations like Trivago, Home24, the German Red Cross and others hire me to recruit international talent. As a business coach I work with international talent. What I learned over the years:
International professionals and German employers don't understand each other. Quite often they don't understand themselves, either.
This book will help you understand - and succeed.
After reading this book you will understand:
1. The job market in Germany.
2. Your position in this market in relation to all other candidates.
2. The megatrends that influence your success rate.
3. All decision makers who are involved in your employment.
4. Their motivation.
5. The ethical foundation for your success.
6. The practical tools for your success and how to use them.
Step by Step Guidance.
I will show you - step by step - how hundreds of expats have bridged the gap between jobseeker and employer in Germany. I will share their best practices, which have worked for countless expatriates in Germany. They will work for you too.
“I forgot to tell you that I was offered a contract in München 3 weeks ago. It was a big accomplishment achieved to a large extend due to your help.
So, I just wanted to thank you once again.
Ing. Jose Mendes, eGym GmbH
“Being from North America I was unfamiliar with the interview process in Germany. With Chris’s help I was able to identify what potential employers are looking for. I am grateful for the support, learned a lot and was successful in finding my next career step.”
Vanessa Burnand, Airbus
“Hi Chris, I wanted to let you know that I’m enjoying my new job at the GIZ. Interesting projects and a friendly international team! Thank you again for your invaluable coaching and support!”
Samantha Ölz, GIZ
Over the last years I worked with over 200 expats. Just like you they struggled to get job interviews or failed to close the deal. They sat in conference rooms where they couldn't believe their ears - because the needs of the hiring manager had nothing to do with the job description. They changed their strategy with my help. And they got themselves a great job in Germany. Just like you will. You just need someone to point you in the right direction.
I wrote "How To Win Jobs & Influence Germans" because I see many talented professionals struggle with an invisible enemy. They face obstacles and suffer humiliation that they don't deserve. The truth is: Their excellent education and long list of achievements, count nothing in the eyes of German HR managers. Only because they don't fit into the "DIN norm" of expectations. I believe: There's no need for clones in the German economy. We need individualists. I will be your ally in your hunt for a meaningful and well paid career. Shall we get started?
Chris Pyak in the press
“Entrepreneur Chris Pyak. A personal coach for every newcomer”
“If Germany wants to withstand the global competition, says Pyak, it cannot expect all specialists to speak German. Instead, it needs cosmopolitans.”