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The process of choosing a profession

Step by step

You have to think about many things when searching for an apprenticeship. The checklist will help you with this. Work through the steps one by one. Check them off once you are done with them.

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Choosing a profession involves three phases: orientation, decision, application.

In the orientation phase you get to know your strengths and interests. You think about what you do well and what you like to do. Afterwards, you acquaint yourself with the appropriate profession.

In the decision-making phase, you choose one or two professions which you think are worth considering. Next, you choose the apprenticeship which suits you best. Then you can search for free apprenticeship positions.

In the application phase you write your application and prepare yourself for interviews.


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Status: 02.05.2016
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The accompaniment to choosing a profession:

Berufswahlfahrplan (Profession choice schedule) (PDF)

The Berufswahlfahrplan is now available in Arabic, English and French:

Arabic Berufswahlfahrplan (PDF)

English Berufswahlfahrplan (PDF)

French Berufswahlfahrplan (PDF)


You can find more foreign languages here:

Download center Berufswahlfahrplan (foreign language)