Business and consulting jobs for English-speakers

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I am an Australian Masters degree qualified Chartered Occupational Psychologist currently working in the UK in business psychology consulting. As my partner has recently moved to Frankfurt for work, I intend to also relocate there as soon as possible.

 

I have read some other posts relating to finding jobs as an English speaker but thought I would add a post of my own to find out if anyone had any specific tips regarding locating work in management consulting / business consulting / HR consulting in particular? I also have experience in occupational health (stress and employee well-being) and vocational rehabilitation.

 

Can anyone suggest organisations that employ business management consultants or recruiters that deal with English only speakers?

 

Also, does anyone know how long it takes for a work permit to be arranged after a job offer has been secured? I am wondering if I might be better off initially securing a 12 month working holiday visa to start off to enable a quicker start to work?

 

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in anticipation.

Fletch

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Re jobs, depending on the company's customers, you should be able to work in English only. I work for a management consultancy company that's based in Frankfurt. We focus on process consulting and are currently looking for new employees - see the website for latest vacancies: www.procise.com

 

Re visas, the working holiday visa is an easy option. However, despite having a permanent job and completing everything required on time, I had problems when applying for the regular work permit after my 1yr was up - in Frankfurt the Arbeitsamt (as of Jan 08) turned down all applications for 'consultants' as "there are so many German consultants looking for work". A re-application (and many phone calls from my employer) was required to finally be allowed to stay for another year.

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Hello

 

When I worked for PriceWaterHouseCopers in Frankfurt at their Global Talent Management they hired freelance tutors for amazing amount of daily pay. You have to indicate like what you can teach them Like Stress Management , Life and Work balance etc

 

So why not write them a letter make a web site for your service before... They only wanted English speaking, address it to (ESB) European School of Business in PWC

 

I don't work there any more :D

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Wow, thank you both, they are both very helpful leads that I will follow up. :)

 

I don't suppose you could suggest a contact name/email address to send enquiry to at either PWC or Procise?

 

Thanks for the replies, greatly appreciated.

Fletch

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Hello

 

OK you can write to below program for example. They run a few training schemes lasting 1 week to 2 years.

http://www.pwc.com/extweb/home.nsf/docid/6...2CD005A7F47Well

 

The Director name Mr Sliva Dodel but not sure how the name is really spelled so my version is defiantly WRONG (he is from France). Then there was even better person named Hilary but don't remember the second name.. but you can call the reception and ask for all this.. You should find PWC address in Frankfurt near Olaf Palme Str they have two Buildings nearby so call reception and ask where you should write to

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Hello.

I was just wondering if someone can give me some insight where to apply for a marketing job?

I am writing as I have moved with my fiancee in Dusseldorf for almost a week now. He received a very good offer from Metro, but accepting it meant that i had to leave KPMG in Romania as a Marketing Specialist.

Are there any websites for expats tyo find jobs in English? I am also currently studying German.

How did you make it in Germany without knowing the language?

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Hi. Does anyone know of a Printing Company in the Frankfurt area? Like the Kinkos in the USA. Copies, Faxes etc.

 

Thank You

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Dear TTers, 

 

An SOS almost!  I am getting out of my current employment at a european Telecom major in the middle of July. I am on the look out for a new role, quite open to working on limited contracts or working with fairly small companies also . I am very flexible with wide international mobility and travel readiness. Here are my skill sets:

 

Primary: Consultative sales, go-to-market, financial planning & forecasting, advisory project management

 

Secondary: Business cases, M&A due diligence, enterprise risk management, pricing

Tertiary: Solution design, market sizing, market & competitive research, digital media

 

I hold an MBA and an engineering degree, from top 5 colleges in India. I started my career as a Big 4 management consultant and then moved to industry. I have worked in Europe for the last 3 years , India and the US prior to that. Taking after work classes, I have reached B2 level of German

 

I have still found no success in getting interviews for business roles, despite more than 9 months of trying.  I have been trying on forums like Indeed.de, Stepstone, eFC, Xing and linkedin and company websites directly. I have responded to roles posted on websites of European MNCs, and local offices of US based companies. I have also been in touch with headhunters like Robert Half, Hays, FIrst point group and Kellergreen. Does anyone here has wriggled himself/herself out of such a situation recently? 

 

any inputs will be appreciated!

 

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You have lots of unique skills !

 

Have you  applied or sent targetted applications to work as an  internal auditor / quality control in German companies that have  foreign plants or suppliers? 

I would think you would have an advantage  over European language speakers  who don't have your knowledge, especially in India, re:  language / culture etc.

 

Consider hiring a professional to help you write a really top notch German  CV if you haven't done so already! There are  magic phrases and words that only HR types know.

 

Good luck!

 

 

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