Please note: Our services unfortunately do not include the professional review of English job applications. Please contact the International Office if you require consultation in English. The Careers Service can only provide a limited amount of advice in English.
These are some of the issues that we can advise you on:
- Job search, application documents, interview
- Coming to grips with an unorthodox CV
- Countless fruitless job applications - now what?
- Career guidance (revisited), changing your course, leaving university without a degree
I need feedback on my application
To ensure your application is well received, understandable, and highlights your strong points, we offer assistance at the preparatory stage. Simply use our Manual "Starke Bewerbung" (Strong application guide, only in German), available for download, to prepare your application documents. These should include a cover letter, your CV, and copies of educational certificates. After emailing us your documents or attending a consultation session, we will give you feedback on the clarity of your application, and how to improve it. Should you decide to submit your application documents electronically, they will only be stored for the duration of the consultation period. We will delete the files within 8 weeks at the latest.
I need interview advice
If you are unsure about the interview process, we will advise you on how to prepare for your next interview. We also regularly offer informative talks about the interview process within the Pluspunkt programme, besides training sessions on how to present yourself, the impression you make on others, communication and salary negotiation. The guide entitled "Überzeugen im Vorstellungsgespräch" (How to impress the interviewer; only in German) is available here for download.
I need solutions to difficult issues.
It could be that your history is dotted with turning points, crises, a lack of prospects, or tricky stages. We will help you to address any breaks, gaps and reversals in your CV. Also come to us if you want to discover new perspectives, identify a common thread, draw up a Plan B, or discuss anything else in confidence - anonymously, if you wish. The Federal Employment Agency also provides confidential information and advice to students during a drop-in session at FH Münster every first Tuesday of the month.
I don't know what I want to do after university.
Whether or not you have a degree in your pocket, the transition from higher education to employment is a time of orientation. We will help you to look for a suitable job and to find out what you want from your work. We will also help you broaden your horizons, and suggest what to do next if countless job applications have come to nothing.
In addition, our "Identifying your career options" portal provides help and advice in this process.
Drop-in sessions and appointments:
In Münster, Mondays from 10:00 to 12:00
Johann-Krane-Weg 25, Room 313
In Steinfurt, every other Thursday (odd calendar weeks) from 10:00 to 12:00
Stegerwaldstr. 39, Room A 163j (BeSt next to the dining hall)
Please call or email us to arrange an appointment.
Johann-Krane-Weg 25, Raum 313
Other advisory services
The Student Counselling and Information Centre offers you councelling in german and english.