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New challenge found in Europe

Christopher Eberl
Holds editorial responsibility for career topics and for the apprentice website. His stories offer insights into the world of work at voestalpine.

In her second blog post, our international "high mobility pool" member, Xingxie Wu from China, describes how she found a new challenge in Europe and in the voestalpine Group.

xingxie_wu_sliderHigh Mobility Pool literally means instable and uncertain. It might be a main concern for people to apply for the position. However, to be honest, it was exactly stability and certainty that freaked me out in my last job. I worked in Chinese government as an auditor for four years. Although I learned a lot in the beginning, I still became to have a feeling that I could see myself in 20 years. My life had been totally settled in a safe but limited way. It was definitely not my thing. That’s why I left.

The search for something new

When I started to find a new job after MBA program, I didn’t know exactly what kind of job was suitable for me at that time. The only idea was to try something new and figure it out gradually. Therefore, management trainee programs would be the best solution for me. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to join High Mobility Pool. Thus, the instability provided the chance for me to know better about myself and set up a career goal by experiencing different positions all over the world.

Regarding the permanent position after two-year program, if I say I never feel unsafe about the uncertainty, it must be a lie. I have to admit that I am now standing in front of the crossroad of life. Asia or Europe? Finance or something else? I am not 100% sure yet. Of cause, the final outcome not only depends on my willing and effort, but also on opportunity and timing, which makes the thing more complicated. However, every time I feel frustrated to think about all these, I just persuade myself to do my best and see where the destiny takes me to.

Christopher Eberl

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