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The work placement between school and University chose the most high school graduates after their school career studying. The time between exams and study used usually to go on trips or relax. However this does not apply to anyone, because more and more universities require a so-called work placement, which is to complete before the start of the study. This internship is part of the licensing condition for many different universities, colleges and degree programs. It is an internship, which will be completed according to the course as a preparation for the study and to give a first insight into the profession. Typically, a work placement concerns especially students very practice-oriented courses such as engineering and technology, in particular, mechanical engineering, and electrical and information technology. What University or University of applied sciences, a work placement is required, is not generally regulated, but is determined by the respective universities and student councils. The advantage is already are those who have completed training, a voluntary social year or civil service can, because they can replace a work placement.

In some universities and universities of applied sciences, also rules, according to which a work placement within the first 4 semesters to complete consist with regard to the first internship. Generally speaking, if you’re planning a study, at an early stage should be coped the framework conditions, to have enough time to search for the internship and complete. Usually, the internship is organized independently and not allocated by the University. The advantages of a preliminary placement are obvious. Mining Company can aid you in your search for knowledge. One learns at an early stage what happen after studying, test his talents and find its strengths and weaknesses.

So it is possible to study clean lines to follow and work on his specific career aspirations. It is also possible to pull the emergency brake when the reality of work not with the expectations and performance correlated early and on a course to surge with this better agrees. In addition, contacts in internships, which may be useful also during their studies and after graduation in the career. Generally internships at the career affect particularly positive. Employers prefer generally applicants who have much experience. The work placement is thus far more than formality and can impact positively on the personal and professional career. Of course, the work placement has one disadvantage. Who enjoyed the free time between school and University and, for example, planned to take an extended trip which will not implement this plan probably can. An alternative might be in this case but an internship abroad. Thus it connects to a trip into the distance, his internship. Whether this possibility exists, should be discussed with the respective University.


‘Soft factors’ are becoming increasingly important in the recruitment of Dusseldorf, October 09, 2010 – still a huge vacant Engineer jobs gap in Germany. Bearing in mind that with any engineering point – statistically – two more in research and commercial jobs, the economic dimension of this nauseating is abundantly clear. Current surveys see nearly 37,000 engineers alone for July of this year too little to cover the needs of German companies. According to a report in the financial times Germany (FTD), the topic of education is also becoming increasingly important for the entire profession. Because engineers take over increasingly management tasks, it involves skills in addition to purely technical know-how especially business knowledge and the so-called soft.

These include presentation techniques, communication skills or the ability to motivate self and others, as well as intercultural competencies “, as the FTD. And further: engineers themselves should therefore increasingly their own person as well as their values and deal not only with technical issues. The Munich-based career consultant Madeleine Leitner can confirm this. There are deficits in leadership and communication. Engineers are often very bad, when it comes to their own marketing’, has observed Leitner, who works a lot with engineers. Especially in the competition with economists, she withdraws the shorter therefore in many cases. Large companies offer sometimes already support in improving their interdisciplinary qualifications professionals”, as the daily newspaper.

That soft skills already in the process of setting play an important role, confirms Udo Nadolski, Managing Director of the consulting firm specialized in technical recruitment and outsourcing services Harvey Nash in Dusseldorf. For the recruiter the task no longer demand facts therefore mere views and comparisons of qualification certificates, but in the questioning and evaluating the required soft or soft skills like team,. Conflict and criticism, discipline and esteem, motivation or ability to communicate – to only a few to mention “, so the staff expert. Soft so the conviction of the author Claudia Lange, increase skills finally the market opportunities of a company in the competition. “Who wants to inspire its customers sustainably, must exercise it with all your senses, so a core thought of her current book soft skills – customers sustainably delight”, which appeared at the beginning of the month in the Haufe Publishing House. It gives suggestions, an awareness of our own actions to develop and thus the expectations, specifically to recognize the needs and concerns of our customers. The common practice is of particular importance: the book includes many examples based on real-life experiences, which has made the author in his professional capacity as a management trainer and coach. Claudia Lange is a seasoned executive and expert for soft skills. Editing plain text ONLINE on the Hamdan 27 53127 Bonn E-Mail: info(at)klartextonline.com