How to prepare for your new job

If you are like me, kind of obsessive when it comes to planning and being prepared and having a plan, b, c and d, being confronted with an unfamiliar situation like a new job can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, one of my favourite quotes remains to be: “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” (Claimed by many) So, how can I and my fellow ahead-planning … Continue reading How to prepare for your new job

A German’s kryptonite: Small talk

… or maybe it is just my personal kryptonite. I am a deep conversation kind of girl, who always took some pride in not being a “small-talker”, someone who mindlessly and superficially chats. However, applying for jobs that asked for a great deal of working with people efficiently (yes, I am a psychologist, I should have known what I got myself into), I was faced … Continue reading A German’s kryptonite: Small talk