CV / application portfolio check

We work with you to optimize your CV for employers in science, business and/or other sectors.

If you already have a specific job in mind, we help you write a persuasive cover letter.


Price: 30€ (CV check) / 50€ (complete application portfolio)

Scope: 30-45-minute conversation via Skype or phone

Career coaching and networking

What can I do and what do I want
We use practical exercises to develop strengths, competencies and values which help you make and implement career decisions.

We work on your specific issue, for example: What is the right career path for me? What is important to me? What is the next step I should take?

On request, we connect you with contacts in our network who are active in various sectors. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about job profiles and the relevant career paths.


Price: 150 €(self-paying)

Scope: 2 x 90-minute conversation via Skype, phone or face-to-face

Career workshops (group)

You can also invite us to your university, institute or organization – we’ll be happy to coordinate with the relevant department.

Click here for more information on potential topics and costs.


Price: on request

Scope: one- to two-day workshops

We, Marieke & Anne, know te challenges of postdocs from our own experience. We both transitioned from academia to research management and the nonprofit sector; Anne also moved from the US back to Germany. In this process, we learned what works and what doesn’t.

Additionally, Marieke finished advanced trainings in career coaching and Anne is a certified systemic coach and advisor (ECA). We are part of a multi-sector network and will find answers for and in cooperation with you.

We tailor our advisory offerings to your current needs and constraints. If seeking our advice poses a serious financial challenge, we will find a solution.

We offer guidance if you are interested in a membership in The German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband, in short DHV).

To get more information and agree on a date, simply contact Anne.

Anne Schreiter, Ph.D.
Executive Director
"Making my way to the United States for my 2‐year postdoc visit was an easy transition. Trying to go back to Germany was more challenging. I needed to find and apply for a job without an idea on where to start searching and how the German system works. Attending the GSO Fit for Germany-Workshop helped me to get a good overview over the academic landscape and where to start. Once I found a great job posting I reached out to the GSO for advice on my application package. They took the time to go over all my documents and helped me to tailor my CV and cover letter which eventually got me the job. The support and encouragement from the GSO guided me through the whole process from the start to the finish line and was instrumental for my success."
Dr. Bettina Hieronimus
"I am an academic from the USA, who decided to move to Berlin with my family. That was challenging enough but I also began searching for non-academic jobs, and I needed all the advice I could get. This is when I reached out to the GSO, who provided very helpful advice and context to my job search. They helped me to revamp my CV, develop some new strategies, and referred me to some new contacts. I gained a new perspective on the entire process and was better able to see how finding a job in Germany differs from doing so in my native country. While my job search was neither quick nor easy, it would have been more difficult and less manageable without the help of the GSO."
Jeffrey Wolf, PhD
“After living abroad for more than a decade and after our most recent stay in the USA, my husband and I decided to move back to Germany. Without a network in Germany, finding a job was very challenging. A friend recommended the GSO and I reached out for advice on the application process, documents, and the market situation. Not only did the GSO help me with the process, e.g. reviewing my CV and cover letter, but they were always there for me and genuinely cared about my situation. It is a very special organization with wonderful people, who were an essential element in starting my carrier in Germany.”
Dr. Silvia Keppler
"I did a post‐doc in the US when I came in touch with GSO at a networking conference. GSO supported me for job applications back home in Germany. There have been a lot of generous efforts, e.g., in revamping CV and the application letter, and also in simply motivating me to keep on the academic track. I was really impressed by the enthusiasm of the GSO team. Thank you so much!"
Dr. Christoph Rosche