The Secret Way to your Second Chance - Simone Janson - E-Book

The Secret Way to your Second Chance E-Book

Simone Janson

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This is what this book brings you: you support climate protection, quickly receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press comments in the book preview) as well as advice that has been tested in practice, which also leads to success step by step thanks to AddOn.
Because career paths are often already predetermined by vocational training in youth, changes at a later age often seem difficult to impossible, especially when in midlife, at 40 or 50 years the acquisition bibliographies are already stuck or when bad decisions seem to deny further development steps. Yet many people are dissatisfied with their work, would like to realize their full potential, and recognize which career path is better suited to it. This book shows previously unknown opportunities and change blockades as well as self-blockades and helps to take the next step to achieve goals.
We give you the best possible help on the topics of career, finance, management, personnel work and life assistance. For this purpose, we gather in each book the best experts in their field as authors - detailed biographies in the book - , who give a comprehensive overview of the topic and additionally offer you success planner workbooks in printed form.
Our guidebooks are aimed primarily at beginners. Readers who are looking for more in-depth information can get it for free as an add-on with individual content in German and English as desired. This concept is made possible by a particularly efficient, innovative digital process and Deep Learning, AI systems that use neural networks in translation.
Moreover, we give at least 5 percent of our proceeds from book sales to social and sustainable projects. For example, we endow scholarships or support innovative ideas as well as climate protection initiatives and in some cases also receive government funding for this. With our translations from German into English we improve the quality of neural machine learning and thus contribute to international understanding. You can find out more on the website of our Berufebilder Yourweb Institute.
Publisher Simone Janson is also a bestselling author and was one of the 20 most important German bloggers as well as columnist and author of renowned media such as WELT, Wirtschaftswoche or ZEIT - more about her in Wikipedia.

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The Secret Way to your Second Chance

Overcome crises & fears, train emotional intelligence mindfulness & resilience, boost your self-confidence, learn to start over in a dream job

Simone Janson (ed.)

Published at Best of HR –®

Table of Contents
Introduction: How this book supports you
Add-on, press reviews and customer feedback
Content of the book
Structure of the book
Information as desired and additional material to the book!
Personal eBooks and eCourses
Why you should first look for the job and then the training path: Where is the dream job? // By Tom Diesbrock
Recognize and overcome blockages: actively perceive obstacles // By Claudia Hupprich
Efficiency in management: fear is the biggest performance killer // By Anne M. Schüller
Addressing future-oriented decision-making processes with motivation // By Winfried Neun
Dealing with the Inner Critic: Mental Blockades from Kindergarten // By Claudia Hupprich
7 Tips for job search after study break: Career without graduation // By Olaf Kempin
Selling Customer Acquisition and Customer Journey - 10 Tips: The Power of First Impressions // By Oliver Schumacher
Successfully mastering international business: 7 tips for understanding foreign cultures // By Nelly Kostadinova
Present confidently: How to reach your audience [9 times checklist] // By Simone Janson
Body language for executives: 10 tips for the right effect // By Simone Janson
Specialists and generalists: achieve goals through focus? // By David Epstein
Develop self-love and a positive self-image with fun: Observe your inner child [+ checklists & exercises] // By Cornelia Schenk
Closing Remarks
Authors Overview
Tom Diesbrock
Claudia Hupprich
Anne M. Schüller
Winfried Neun
Olaf Kempin
Oliver Schumacher
Nelly Kostadinova
David Epstein
Cornelia Schenk
Simone Janson
About the publisher Best of HR -®
Notes on translation


The German National Library lists this publication in the German National Bibliography; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at

ISBN of the German eBook edition: 9783965964907

ISBN of the English eBook edition: 9783965964914

German website of the publisher:

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The Secret Way to your Second Chance

1st edition, 06.03.2021

© 2020 Verlag Simone Janson | Best of HR –®

Duesseldorf, Germany

Concept, editing, graphic design & layout: Simone Janson

Cover design with Canva

eMail: publisher[email protected]

We give you the information you really need and are committed to a better and ecological working world. As Publishing Company Best of HR -® with a Unique Book Concept and eCourses, we offer over 20 Years of Experience in Corporate Publishing - with Clients such as Samsung, Otto, Government Institutions. Publisher Simone Janson also heads the Institut Berufebilder Yourweb, which awards scholarships, among other things, and was one of the top 20 German bloggers, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, WELT, Wikipedia.

Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

All books of the publishing house Simone Janson | Best of HR -® are published in German and English. Please read the notes on translation at the end of the book.

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Introduction: How this book supports you

Dear readers,

We are pleased that you have bought this book and want to support you in finding information and solving your specific problem - like thousands of other readers before you.

Add-on, press reviews and customer feedback

Part of your book purchase are therefore also add-ons, working materials that you as a reader can download free of charge from You can find out how to do this by reading on.

The FAZ, one of Germany's most well-known newspapers, certifies one of our titles "Tips that can be implemented well", otherwise our work has been published by newspapers or specialist media such as ZEIT, Süddeutsche, personal magazine or Human Resources Management positive and customers like that Press and information office of the German federal government show gratitude. More reviews and information on free review copies can be found at

Content of the book

What this book can do for you: You support certified climate protection projects, quickly receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview in the table of contents) as well as advice that has been tried and tested in practice, which, thanks to the add-on, lead step by step to success. Because career paths are often already predetermined by the vocational training in adolescence, changes at a later age often appear difficult or impossible, especially if in mid-life, at 40 or 50 years of age, the employment bibliographies are already bogged down or if wrong decisions seem to prevent further development steps. But many people are dissatisfied with their job, would like to exploit their full potential and recognize which career path suits them better. This book shows previously unknown opportunities and change blocks as well as self-blocks and helps to take the next step in order to achieve goals.

In addition, our unique publishing concept offers you many best practice tips and examples from successful managers, entrepreneurs and other exciting personalities.

Structure of the book

Various, possibly contradictory, facts of the topic are dealt with very deliberately. This enables you as a reader to examine and reflect on the various pros and cons aspects of the topic and to weigh them up in the event of a decision.

The clear structure and our special, very detailed table of contents will help you to find the information you require quickly and as required and to implement it directly in practice.

Information as desired and additional material to the book!

Under the motto Information as desired we will put together exactly the information you were looking for. For example, the book also includes an eCourse with worksheet to work through, which you as a reader in our academy under received for free. You can find out how to do that in the end of the book.

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Personal eBooks and eCourses

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Why you should first look for the job and then the training path: Where is the dream job? // By Tom Diesbrock

Many people looking for a job make a fundamental mistake: instead of looking for an interesting job that suits their abilities, that is, their own dream job, they focus on a specific occupation or degree program. In my opinion, this is a classic self-in-knee-shot technique - and I want to explain why:

Abi - and then?

I met today a friend of mine, a young woman, we call her Paula, whom I had met in the spring on a hike. The conversation soon came to her professional situation, which is anything but rosy:

Paula has been holding her Abi for two years and still does not know where to go her professional journey. She keeps up with jobs, but becomes more and more unhappy, because she wants to do something she wants and continues.

Doctor yes, but please without patients!

Paula had applied in the summer for a place to study medicine and received a rejection. Now she told me about her thoughts about studying in Budapest. I asked her (as is my nature) what she wanted to do after graduation.

She wanted to become a doctor, but not look after patients on a long-term basis, so no people who were too old, she could imagine sports medicine - or anesthesia, because that has something to do with technology and biology, which interests her, and it is not with so much patient contact connected…

Study selection without professional presentation

That struck me. In their view of the doctor's profession, people did not seem to be the decisive factor. Would it be closer to study something technical, pharmaceutical or biological? Hmm, yes, there's something there.

But Paula could also imagine studying psychology, only that the necessary cut was stupidly too high. And what did she want to do with it? She hadn't really thought about that either. "What about teenagers, maybe with behavioral problems".

Many ways lead to the goal

When I had been bungled, and she had thought about it for a while, a picture of how she wanted to look after young people in camps, which would otherwise threaten a prison sentence. Whether for such a work as psychology the best basis would be? Not necessarily, there would be other ways.

Unlike many people I meet in my practice, Paula has some ideas about what she would like to do professionally. Only these are still rather spongy, because they have so far been little concerned with concrete ideas. Why?

First study, the rest will come later!

Because it seemed much more important to her what she should study and which courses she could get where with her grade average. Sure, Paula had also spoken to a doctor about his daily work and even "walked" for a few days. Then she found the job "very interesting".

But so interesting that it was worthwhile to study for five years and then to do a specialist training at least once again? And this, although she was most interested in the scientific and technical aspect?

Which job title does it matter?

I am talking about Paula, because I often meet this phenomenon: People (not only very young) focus on job titles or study courses, but not on interesting activities and interests, and want to become assistant, controller, eventmanager, Law or cultural studies - without the actual profile of their work actually meeting them.

Why? Because someone advised them that it was supposedly “safe” or that it was particularly in demand on the job market. Because it sounds good at first sight, because it gives you many different options later on (so you don't have to commit yourself to it until then) or simply because you can't think of anything better ...

Roll up the field from behind

In my opinion, this is a classic self-in-knee-shot technique! Because firstly, you might be able to manage a job that does not suit you at all (and this is damning a lot of people!) - or one is superqualified one day and is no longer in demand.

I therefore advise undecided and insecure people like Paula to tackle the matter in the opposite direction: First of all, you should get an accurate picture of what you want to do - as detailed as possible and in colorful colors.

First the activity profile, then the training path

And from this you should tinker a job profile of the best possible job, only to see where in the world of work this could appear anywhere and with what conditions and on what ways you could get there.

Not so rarely will one then realize that a study is not the best and fastest way. It is, however, much more convenient to scan only directories of study offerings and only to ask what you want to study ...

Recognize and overcome blockages: actively perceive obstacles // By Claudia Hupprich

Everyone has blockages, so-called wusel. If you want to find out what kind of bustle that interferes with you again and again, then you should learn to actively perceive your bustle.

What prevents you from achieving your goals?

If you have the impression that there are certain situations in your life where you are always being hampered by a certain tangle to reach your goals, then it will be time to figure out what kind of a wusel it is.

After you have chosen a suitable place and a suitable time to enter Wuselmanagement, you can now go on discovery trip and close your eyes for a moment. If you could see the wusel, if he were right in front of you, what would it look like?

Follow your intuition

For a moment, leave aside all logic and any perfectionism, follow your intuition and treat yourself to the little fun. No matter what image appears in your mind's eye, it's okay, as it is - everything is possible. Let yourself be surprised.