1. Aug, 2017

A lot of room for improvement ...

Back from Berlin (https://www.berlin.de/en/) yesterday I did start my own business today. Thanks for the best wishes I did get so far. Very much appreciated.

Berlin is a great city and this was the first time that I had more than a day to have a more detailed look at all the sightseeing spots and areas that are less known to the tourists. 310 photos in 6 days will offer a lot of possibilities to support my BLOG. I was impressed by the East Side Gallery - "The East Side Gallery, one of Berlin's most popular sights, is a former section of the Berlin Wall. After the Fall of the Wall, artists have turned it into the largest open-air gallery in the world with over one hundred paintings." - https://www.berlin.de/en/attractions-and-sights/3559756-3104052-east-side-gallery.en.html. Really great artists and paintings, I will share the ones I like most in the coming days 🙂. 

With respect to "room for improvement" the following story from today. Early June 2017 I did apply for an IT Manager position via one of the well known Headhunter companies in Europe. If you do not hear back from them after 3 weeks, you better do not wait. Because of this rule I did take the position off my tracking list mid July 2017. Today the recruiting expert who did not react to my initial June application, did send me an email with the information that my profile is a very good match to their job description 😉. Something I knew already two month back.

I can accept that people have a lot of stuff on their plate and might be overloaded sometimes, but this behavior described above is definitely not customer focused and/or service oriented!! --> a lot of room for improvement, I would say. Fits perfectly to the article I found today LinkedIn’s Heads of Recruiting and HR Share 3 of Their Biggest Recruiting Mistakes  https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/talent-on-tap/2017/linkedins-heads-of-recruiting-and-hr-share-3-of-their-biggest-recruiting-mistakes?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=946764&utm_campaign=0 

In my new role as "right placement" advisor I will do my best to improve and be better here. Good learning from my personal experience out of the last year.

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. Marie Curie, Polish - Scientist November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement. Helmut Schmidt, German - Statesman December 23, 1918 - November 10, 2015