Smart Genius Career Pathway 7-step Success Formula

Spoilt for choice? More than 700 careers to choose from?

What are my greatest strengths? What will I enjoy?

What are my talents and interests?


Where can I combine these to earn good money?

If this is you, then read on!

If you feel overwhelmed and disoriented at the crossroads between education and career choice you might end up making an uninformed choice or even worse no choice at all.

Having a career guidance expert at your side can save you up to a year of your life and put you on track to a highly paid profession that you love and enjoy. Find out here how our simple 7-step formula could work for you ….

If you have already been accepted by the admissions department then go straight to STEP 3

and remember…..

if you love what you do, then work will be like living your dream!

Step 0


Map out your career destination in a free personal strategy assessment and get the basics done such as:

  • What can I earn?
  • What will the training cost?
  • How do I qualify?
  • When does it start?

The meeting takes 15 minutes and will help you to get clarity in a personal interview in zoom. Come prepared with written answers to these 3 questions:

  1. What are the 10 things you enjoy doing most?
  2. What 5 things are most important to you in your work?
  3. What are your top 3 priorities for the next 5 years?

Step 1

Once you have done the strategy assessment you will be ready to go through our career navigator test from Harrison Assessments®.

This online questionnaire will take you 20-30 minutes and will give you valuable insights into your greatest strengths, career options based on over 700 professions, as well as development perspectives and a unique career enjoyment analysis in the chosen profession.

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Step 2

Vocational professions in Germany are run according to the dual system with practical training performed on the job and theoretical training being carried out in parallel at vocational schools.

Admission to a vocational school, therefore, is dependent on you having a successful job interview and being awarded a traineeship.  No job – no training.

The career pathway gives you important training sessions in application strategies, CV writing and letters of motivation, interviewing techniques.  In addition to that, we organise the job offers and interviews. At the end, you are responsible for your own success.

Remember nobody can do your work for you.

You must be motivated and focused to move ahead in life.

To help you will need to answer the following questions:

  1. What makes me unique in a way that I can be of added value to an employer?
  2. What challenges in my potential employer facing and how can I help to overcome these?
  3. What talents can I develop to make the transition from pupil to trainee?

Once these 3 questions have been answered we discuss and finalise the pathway solutions most suitable for your career goals.

Step 3

To qualify for work in Germany, you will need a B1/B2 level to get started with basics such as job interviews, work permit, visa applications etc. To actually work as a professional, the required level will be B2/C1 or higher depending on your profession.

In most professions, it is not enough just to be able to speak at a conversational level.

You will need to be able to read and write reports for your superiors and colleagues as well as take instructions under stress without losing time or making mistakes.  In medical professions, accurate information might make the difference when fighting to save lives.

Finally, medical or technical terminology will be integrated into your course to make sure that you are 100% ready for the training programme when it begins.

With almost three decades of experience, our language training has been continuously refined to meet the needs of the different learners‘ profile of the 21st century — combined with speed, care, accuracy, our goal is to ensure that learners meet their goals.

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Step 4

We walk you through the immigration process, providing you with all the necessary paperwork to make sure that there are no hitches.

Getting started in a new country is full of administrative and logistical challenges. If you would like to focus solely on your studies we have a dedicated service and support team which help you with everything on arrival including police registration, work and residence permits, insurance, accommodation etc.

Let us know if you require this service as an extra.

Step 5

If you are already a qualified professional and do not need a vocational training programme, internship or academic degree to begin your career in Germany, we can provide you with the career support you may need to get your international qualifications recognised in Germany.

In some cases, you may need to apply for a special equivalence examination, as is the case for medics and nurses, for example. For this career package, you will need to book the Academic Genius option.

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Step 6

Starting off your career in Germany on the right foot requires knowledge of how to work the system in terms of legal rights and obligations.

Legal experts on employment law as well as personnel experts will give you a broader view of how to maximise your own personal benefit as a career seeker in Germany.

Book the genius package if this option fits in with your goals and objectives.

Step 7

Once you are settled into professional life be it as a trainee or specialist you will find that one of the most valuable things you can have is a supportive community of like-minded people who have faced and mastered the same challenges in the same environment.

If you book the Academic Genius package, you will have access to help and support from experts in your own personal career development, including valuable individual support on finding, applying for and succeeding in jobs as well as on presenting yourself in interviews.

Membership in our closed group will give you exclusive access to regular internship and job training and postings as well as peer-to-peer support.

Career Step 7

Let's follow your path together

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