Coaching with AVGS
Application coaching for academics and executives

You get that crucial bit of extra support from us

This coaching is specifically designed for academics as well as executives and can be customized. Our coaching sessions take place as individual coaching, so that you can receive personal support. The coaching offer is modular. This means that, depending on your needs, you can select all modules, several modules or one module and participate in this coaching.

Recommended modules

This practice-intensive coaching is aimed specifically at academic career starters who are preparing for an upcoming job application. In individual exercises, you will reflect on your strengths and development potential. In conversation exercises, you will develop and practice quick-witted answers to job application questions. Through the conscious use of body language and rhetoric, you will appear confident and convincing. In feedback interviews you will learn how you appear (video analysis). In the course of this coaching, you will deal with the entire application and selection process. Afterwards, you will know exactly what is important for a convincing application, how you should best behave in job interviews and which selection tests you should prepare for. Finally, you will receive checklists for targeted preparation for application and selection procedures and personal video feedback.

A. Introduction

An overview of the entire application and selection process – from evaluating job offers and preparing application documents to preparing for interviews and recruitment tests.

B. Key Questions

What are my strengths and weaknesses? What key qualifications can I demonstrate? How do I stand out from other applicants? How do I make an impression on others? How do I quickly get an overview of suitable jobs? What are the needs of my future employer? Do my qualifications match the desired position? How do I succeed in presenting my strengths and qualifications convincingly? How can I optimally prepare my application documents? What criteria do employers use to evaluate my application documents? What are the advantages and disadvantages of online applications? What can I expect in a telephone interview? How can I prepare for an interview? What questions can I expect? What questions should I ask myself? What clothes should I choose for the interview? What is important in an assessment center? How can I prepare for recruitment tests? What should I look out for in employment contracts? How do I behave correctly in salary negotiations?

C. Practical implementation

Video analysis – Analyzing strengths and weaknesses – Comparing self-perception and the image of others – Viewing job offers – Comparing job requirements and personal qualifications – Identifying the employer’s needs – Preparing application documents in a targeted manner – Preparing for telephone interviews and online selection procedures – Preparing for an interview – Analyzing the phases of an interview – Optimizing self-presentation – Appearing confident and convincing through body language and rhetoric – Benefiting from speaking and breathing exercises – Using relaxation techniques in a targeted manner Use relaxation techniques in a targeted manner – Prepare for application questions – Develop your own questions for the employer – Simulate job interviews – Practice recruitment and aptitude tests – Practice assessment center exercises – Recognize hidden selection tests and trick questions.

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

This practice-intensive seminar is aimed at experienced employees who are applying for a new job. You will reflect on your previous work experience, your acquired professional qualifications and your personal strengths. You will learn about modern application procedures and what is important for a successful application. To this end, you will take a look behind the scenes of application and selection procedures. You will learn what an optimal application looks like, what questions are asked in job interviews and how to perform very well in selection tests. Finally, you will learn how to optimize your personal appearance in role plays.

A. Introduction

Requirements for application documents – Application and selection procedure – Criteria for applicant selection – Assessment center procedure – Overview of recruitment and aptitude tests

B. Fundamentals

Analysis of strengths and development potentials – Overview of acquired qualifications – Criteria for job search – Selection of suitable jobs – Analysis of job requirements – Comparison of job requirements with personal qualifications – Preparation of application documents – Sample applications – Preparation of speculative applications – Preparation for telephone interviews – Special features of online applications – Preparation for job interviews – Simulation of job interviews – Procedure of assessment centers – Preparation for recruitment and aptitude tests

C. Practical implementation

Focusing on own abilities – Exploiting development potential – Comparing self-image and the image of others – Finding suitable jobs – Analyzing job requirements – Identifying personal qualifications – Preparing application documents in a targeted manner – Analyzing the phases of a job interview – Preparing for job interview questions – Simulating job interviews – Practicing convincing self-presentation – Using body language and rhetoric consciously – Practicing speaking and breathing techniques – Rehearsing relaxation techniques – Preparing specifically for assessment center exercises – Practicing recruitment and aptitude tests.

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

Even in times of innovative methods, the personal impression in the job interview remains the decisive factor in the personnel selection of many companies. The intensity and quality of one’s own preparations in the run-up to a job interview significantly influence the probability of success. How is it possible to appear confident and sovereign in job interviews and not only to convince the decision-makers of oneself, but to inspire them as much as possible? You will practically experience and train the answers to these questions in our exciting job interview coaching.

A. Understanding job interviews
What interviewers pay particular attention to – How do job interviews work? – What should be considered before and after the interview?

B. Prepare and actively train conversation successes

The components of a successful self-presentation – Creating an individual self-presentation with a convincing message – Which questions are asked and how do I answer optimally? – Stress interview live – How do I respond confidently to difficult and provocative questions? – How do I manage to stay calm and composed in any situation? – How do I overcome test anxiety? – How do I make myself likeable? – Body language – tips and tricks for a confident and authentic appearance


Job interview coaching
Taking into account your current and individual application efforts, you will receive individual coaching to help you prepare up-to-date and complete application documents and to prepare intensively for job interviews and application procedures.


The integration of our participants into the primary labor market is our top priority. Our constructive cooperation in regional networks and close contacts with companies and chambers of commerce are a recipe for success in this regard.
Our employees are actively involved in the networking of the regional and supraregional
employment market, and continuously maintain and expand their networks.

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

For years, assessment centers have been an established standard for the professional selection of higher and highly qualified personnel – both for career entry and for next career steps within companies and organizations. Our assessment center training is about recognizing the requirements, test procedures and exercises that candidates face in this process and not only learning optimal strategies for successfully passing assessment centers, but also training and implementing them in practice. Experience shows, especially with assessment centers, that those who familiarize themselves with the requirements in good time and prepare in a targeted manner have a clear advantage over their competitors.

A. Understanding assessment centers

What is it really about? – What types of exercises and building blocks are used? – What does a typical daily routine look like? – What are the goals of an assessment center?

B. Practicing exercise types

role-playing – cooperative games – creative games – basket exercise – stress interview – interview – introduction, presentation

C. Strategies for success in the assessment center

How do I position myself correctly in group discussions? – How do I behave optimally in role plays? – How do I present myself convincingly even in difficult situations? – How do I make myself likeable? – How do I manage to remain confident and sovereign even under stress?

D. Further tasks

IQ Test – Design Exercise – Business Game – Personality Test – Achievement Tests – Essay

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

You already have many years of professional experience and would like to take up a new profession or are about to change your career? This seminar will help you in your search for the “right profession” or the “right job”. In exercises you will explore your strengths, interests and needs. Together we will find out which profession really suits you and promises positive prospects. To this end, you will reflect on the labor market situation and learn about new job profiles. By preparing for various selection procedures, you will optimize your own appearance.

A. Introduction

Vocational orientation – Analysis of job profiles – Evaluation of job offers – Preparation for selection procedures

B. Fundamentals

Analysis of strengths and development potentials – Comparison of self-image and external image – Evaluation of personal professional experiences – Assessment of acquired professional qualifications – Exploration of personal interests – Analysis of personal needs – Development of professional perspectives – Optimization of personal job search – Evaluation of job offers – Creation and preparation of application documents – Preparation for application and selection procedures

C. Practical implementation

Personal interests, needs and talents explore – own abilities focus – development potentials use – job offers analyze – the suitable place select – purposefully on selection procedures prepare – body language and Rhetorik consciously use – self-confident and convincingly appear – itself effectively present – the own effect on others reflect – itself motivate – relaxation procedures purposefully use – application documents prepare effectively.

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

Do you perform very well professionally and convince methodically and interpersonally? Now it’s a matter of effectively communicating your individual strengths and making your distinctive contribution to the company’s success visible. In this seminar you will learn how important professional self-marketing is. Discover your unknown potentials and use them for your personal career strategy. Use your strengths in a targeted way to convince employees and superiors of your ideas. Learn how to assess and optimize your own impact on others. The goal of this training is to generate positive attention, radiate competence and arouse sympathy with just a few words. This practice-intensive seminar uses methods and exercises to help you further develop your personal skills, sharpen your distinctive profile and use it in a targeted manner to achieve your career goals.

A. Introduction

Reasons for professional self-marketing – Basics of self-marketing – Insights of personality psychology

B. Key Questions

What first impression do I convey? How do I appear to employees, superiors and customers? How do I want to be seen by others? How can I optimize my personal appearance? How important are clothing, appearance and manners? How can I identify, develop and emphasize my own strengths? Which development potentials have I left unused so far? How can I handle failures with confidence? How do I succeed in appearing confident and sovereign even in difficult leadership situations? Which professional tasks are particularly suitable for demonstrating my strengths?

C. Practical implementation

Learning effective methods of self-marketing – Comparing self-image and the image of others – Analyzing strengths and development potential – Emphasizing distinctive strengths – Presenting oneself – Using body language and rhetoric in a targeted manner – Appearing confident – Dealing with fears confidently – Increasing assertiveness – Developing career goals – Using one’s own strengths to achieve career goals – Performing probationary tasks – Highlighting personal achievements – Aligning corporate and personal identity – Developing a unique selling proposition – Making a distinctive impression.

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

Assertiveness and self-confidence are indispensable for asserting yourself efficiently in a team, taking on leadership tasks and ensuring joint success. In this practice-intensive seminar, you will learn how to optimize your assertiveness and persuasiveness through methods and exercises. You will discover your own strengths and development potential and learn how you affect others. In numerous exercises you will train your self-confident and assertive appearance. At the end of this seminar, you will be able to assert yourself and stand your ground against resistance even in difficult situations through the conscious use of your strengths, body language and rhetoric.

A. Introduction

Methods of self-assertion – Increasing assertiveness – Self-marketing techniques

B. Techniques

Comparison of self-image and external image – self-presentation techniques – competence and resource analysis – self-assertion techniques – body language – speaking and breathing exercises – rhetoric – repartee techniques – argumentation training – persuasion techniques – conflict management – relaxation methods – moderation and presentation techniques – training of self-confident behavior

C. Practical implementation

Presenting oneself – Overcoming inner blocks – Using body language and rhetoric consciously – Increasing self-confidence – Recognizing one’s own strengths – Using development potential – Making one’s own achievements visible – Asserting oneself in groups and making oneself heard – Convincing interlocutors – Dealing successfully with objections and criticism – Mastering verbal attacks – Taking on responsible activities – Dealing confidently with power struggles and competition – Saying no at the right moments

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

This coaching is aimed specifically at job applicants who want to appear convincing, confident and winning through the conscious use of their body language. Through simple exercises, you will train to appear calm and confident in job interviews and presentations and to convince your counterpart. With the help of body language, you will learn to better assess your own feelings, to recognize the feelings and motives of your conversation partners more quickly and to relax in stressful situations within seconds.

A. Introduction

Introduction to body language – phases of the application and selection process – body language as a means of communication

B. Key Questions

What criteria are used to evaluate my body language in job interviews and selection processes? What signals am I sending? How can I consciously perceive my body language? How can I avoid negative body language? Which unconscious body signals do I have to pay attention to? How can I use my body language in a targeted manner? How can I radiate self-confidence through my body language? How do I create credibility? How do I avoid ambivalent body signals? How can I combine body language and rhetoric?

C. Practical implementation

Understanding body signals – meaning of posture, sitting position, eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, finger language, closeness and distance – perceiving body language consciously – using body language purposefully – interpreting non-verbal signals correctly in job interviews – recognizing emotions and attitudes – expressing emotions consciously – arousing feelings – underlining one’s own statements through body language – using body language as a means of shaping relationships – understanding greeting rituals – avoiding negative body signals – using body language purposefully in self-presentations.

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

Many job seekers aged 50+ have already experienced numerous failures (job loss, longer duration of unemployment, lack of recognition, little social-emotional support, unsuccessful job applications, etc.), have resigned themselves and do not have the necessary prerequisites and strategies to successfully (re-)start working life. Through individual support that builds on existing competencies, we support the integration process of each individual and thus enable our participants to (re)enter professional life.

Steps on the way back to working life:

  • Identify problems and develop solution strategies recognize, activate and strengthen existing competencies and skills
  • Develop realistic hopes and individual goals
  • Develop alternatives in case of failure of perspectives and work out possible consequences

Individual consulting and training on topics such as:

Job-related knowledge transfer

What expertise do I need? What skills are necessary? What is quality of work?
What knowledge do I need for a successful (re-)entry into working life?

Activation & Orientation

What are my goals? What do I have to do to achieve my goals? How do I manage to take on the challenges of the transition to working life?

Key Skills

What skills and abilities are expected?
What competencies and strengths do I already possess?

Application training

Support in creating up-to-date and complete application documents.

Individual support and accompaniment

Continuous resource- and solution-oriented support

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

In order to have realistic chances of finding a job or training position in the labor market, it is important to apply with formally correct, meaningful, but at the same time individual documents.

Taking into account your personal strengths and abilities, we support you in your own activities and prepare you for future application situations.

The jointly developed results are made available to you on a data carrier for further use.


  • Current situation and requirements on the labor market (regional and national)
  • Reflection and analysis of previous activities of the applicant
  • Clarification of the applicant’s potential as well as possible alternative job opportunities
  • Information and utilization possibilities for job search via internet
  • Creation of an individual application management

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

A well-groomed appearance, a convincing outfit and a confident manner are a key to success.

In this measure, joy in aesthetics, beauty, fashion and a positive charisma are conveyed through a coherent appearance.

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

Perfectly prepared application documents are your first impression on your potential new employee. We check your documents with you and give you valuable tips on how to optimize them.


Check of the following documents, incl. suggestions for improvement (feedback discussion):

  • Cover page
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Application photo
  • Diplomas, training and school certificates
  • Work references
  • Samples of work, list of publications
  • Certificates of further education
  • References

Course completion: Carrier internal certificate

All our modules can be combined flexibly and can also be adapted to your individual needs in terms of content and duration.

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