AVGS coaching in English
Job coaching with AVGS-voucher – Launch your career
With AVGS coaching in Berlin, a trusted team of qualified professionals are ready to assist you in your job search. Join over 9,000 of our former coachees who have left unemployment behind them, and create your own career strategy together with our coaches. Over the course of eight weeks, our certified AVGS coaching programme, comprising 20 45-minute sessions, will guide you through the process of assessing and identifying your skills, values, previous professional experience and interests.
Based on our High Profiling® Hybrid method, our career coaching programme is designed to help you to identify your strengths and interests, which later can be used as a springboard for achieving your aspirations and future career goals. The costs for the coaching programme are 100% covered by the AVGS voucher (Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein) issued by your local job centre or the Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit). Ask your placement specialist to issue an AVGS with an informal email. The programme can also be carried out completely in English, including all documents and materials used throughout the process, as well as our High Profiling® skills profile. This offer is primarily geared towards all those looking to apply for jobs on the English-speaking job market.
What distinguishes our career coaching
- Our experienced coaches are trained, certified and continuously educated at the INQUA Academy.
- The honorary scientific advisory board, consisting of renowned professors, stands for the high quality of our work.
- Evaluation shows that more than 50 percent of participants have a new job within three weeks of completing the career coaching program.
How AVGS coaching at INQUA helps you in your job search
Find your dream job faster with INQUA career coaching in English. So, you’ve received your AVGS voucher and are still wondering whether our coaching programme can help re-start your career? It most definitely will! We’ve put together a list of all the benefits for you.
More self confidence
With our High Profiling® method, you will be able to identify your skills and put them down on paper, which in turn will boost your self-esteem and enhance your image.
Completely in English
Our coaching programme can be carried out entirely in English. The documents and materials that you will work on, in addition to our High Profiling® skills profile, are also in English.
Our High Profiling® analysis is carried out by trained specialists, thus the feedback you receive on your strengths and areas for growth will always be unbiased.
Over 90 coaches all across Germany
Are you interested in finding out about our English coaching programme with no obligation? All you have to do is fill out our registration form, and one of our coaches will give you an initial consultation with no obligation on your part. All of our job coaches are certified systemic coaches with several years of professional experience under their belts. In addition to the expertise they have gained over the years, they have also received additional training in the resource-oriented genogram and High Profiling® methods from our in-house INQUA Academy. Our coaches also regularly attend conferences, seminars and supervision groups where they can share their experiences and learn from each other’s work.
INQUA’s job coaching approach
We offer accredited career coaching for academics, specialists and executives looking for support with their professional reorientation. Our coaching programme for academics, specialists and executives is based on the High Profiling® method, which was developed by the INQUA Institute and comprises two stages: reflection and implementation.
In the first stage, we take an in-depth look at your entire professional biography using the High Profiling® and resource-oriented genogram methods. By carefully reflecting on your career history, background, extra-occupational activities, and interests, we will lay the groundwork for developing and implementing your career strategy.
In the second stage of our AVGS coaching, we will develop and implement strategies to help you find the right job for you. Depending on the situation, this may also involve drawing up application documents, establishing a professional network, and preparing for a specific job application.
What’s our High Profiling® method?
Our AVGS coaching centres around a qualitative semi-structured interview in which you will be asked a series of questions on your job history. The interview will be transcribed and later analysed by experienced specialists.
With our High Profiling® skills profile, we will help you identify your strengths and areas for growth. Next, we will use the skills profile to reflect on your professional and social skills from various perspectives. Any areas for growth identified during the coaching will be worked on throughout the process.
Since your job coach will not be the one analysing your profile, the feedback you obtain will always be neutral and objective. Together with your coach, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the analysis provided, as well as validate and substantiate the hypotheses contained therein.
High Profiling® is a method that has been specially developed by the INQUA Institute in Berlin. In consultation with the scientific advisory council, we are continuously striving to further optimize our method.
What is the resource-oriented genogram method?
A genogram is a form of family tree that is plotted using various symbols. This method is a proven technique from the field of family therapy, which has been specially adapted for career coaching by the INQUA Institute. This method helps you to recognize the values that form the basis for your actions, and enables you to figure out which kind of corporate culture best aligns with your values. By working with genograms, you will also learn about your unconscious beliefs, and thereby broaden your horizons.
By gaining a new understanding of your background and looking at your personal beliefs and values through a more objective lens, it will become easier for you to explore new career paths. Together, we will uncover and work through subconscious barriers that might be holding you back. We will also identify skills passed down from your family that you might not be aware of, and harness them as resources when planning your next career move.
In preparation for the genogram exercise, we will send you an e-mail prior to your second coaching session asking you to complete an online biography assessment.
Making the right impression
After taking some time to reflect on your goals and options, we will then start making concrete plans for your professional reorientation. Together, we will find out what criteria your future workplace needs to fulfil.
We will also provide you with templates and instructions on how to complete your (digital) job application. If required, your job coach will be happy to give you job application training for upcoming job interviews. We will also help you develop your own networking strategy.
The documents and materials given to you throughout the process, as well as the High Profiling® skills profile, can also be completed in English. This offer is primarily geared towards all those wanting to apply for jobs on the English-speaking job market.
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FAQ – Questions on AVGS career coaching
You can do the entire coaching programme in English. Simply tick off the corresponding box in the registration form.
We will pair you with a suitable coach and also provide you with all the documents and materials you will need for the coaching process in English, including your High Profiling® skills profile. This offer has been designed for all those seeking employment on the English-speaking job market. Of course, you can always do your coaching in German, if you prefer. Once again, simply tick off the coaching language of your choice in the registration form.
What much does AVGS coaching cost?
The Employment Agency or your local job centre will cover the costs of your AVGS coaching sessions; you don’t need to worry about paying for them yourself. Just register with us online after you’ve received your AVGS voucher, and we’ll take care of the rest.
What is AVGS coaching and how do I get an AVGS voucher?
The AVGS coaching programme offered by the INQUA Institute is a career coaching service specifically geared towards specialists, executives and academics. The Employment Agency or your local job centre issues AVGS vouchers (Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein) to help jobseekers discover new career prospects. Ask your placement specialist to issue an AVGS with an informal email.
How do I find out more about AVGS coaching in English?
An activation and placement voucher (in German: AVGS) is an optional service offered by the Employment Agency or your local job centre. If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact your job advisor to discuss whether AVGS coaching is the right option for you.
Who can benefit from AVGS coaching?
Our coaching services are specifically geared towards specialists, managers and academics. Using our High Profiling® method and genograms, we will help you figure out your next career move. With AVSG job coaching in English, career starters and established professionals alike are able to explore new career paths.
Who is eligible for AVGS vouchers?
If are looking for employment and registered with the Employment Agency, you are entitled to an AVGS voucher under certain conditions. This is an optional benefit. We recommend contacting your advisor at your local job centre to find out if you meet the requirements.
How long is my AVGS voucher valid?
The period of validity for AVGS vouchers is no longer regulated by law, but rather is determined at the discretion of your job advisor. Generally speaking, your voucher will be valid for three months. This, of course, is enough time for us to get you started with your AVGS coaching in English. We can usually start the coaching within two weeks after submitting your voucher for funding approval.
Any other questions?
We are more than happy to assist you. In our flyer you will find an informative overview of how career coaching at INQUA works. In addition, you can also register via our non-binding pre-registration form. For any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Simply send us an e-mail, call us by phone, or fill out the form below.