Career Planning Guide

Are you approaching the end of your studies and will soon be starting your career? Or do you want to find out well in advance how best to enter the working world?

Here at Career Services, we see it as our job to support graduates in transitioning from student life to professional life. Taking a resource-oriented, holistic approach, we focus not only on the skills that graduates have acquired during their studies, but also on their life experiences and personal resources. 

To help you through the whole process, we have designed a career planning guide which can be used in one of the following ways:

You can work through this online guide alone - step by step or just partially - and develop your thoughts on particular questions. Plenty of helpful hints and practical exercises are available for this.

Or we are happy to discuss your current situation in a personal consultation. Even if you have registered for a consultation, it is still helpful if you make certain reflections in advance. Here the online career planning guide can be useful in clarifying some of your queries prior to the meeting.


Career Planning Guide




Get a clearer picture of your subject-specific, complementary, and personal resources, define your areas of activity, and establish the best way for you to start your career.

Job Hunting

Recognize which strategies - conventional and unconventional - you can use when job hunting.


Read up on the best ways and forms in which to ‘sell’ yourself.


Find out more about the various selection procedures and all the points you need to observe.

Contract Negotiation

Learn the skills of negotiating a contract and which terms of the job offer and employment contract require special attention.

Profile Building During Studies and Employment

Discover how to steer the start of your career, how to handle the challenges arising in daily business, and which development options are available to you during your studies and career.