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Kostas Simitopoulos

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'Choose a job you love & you will never work a day in your life..'
Nice one Confucius, everyone loves this quote, but how can I be sure which my dream job is?
And if I am, can my dream job support a living in today's job market?
Do I have the necessary skills & experiences?
How can I feel more confident?

Being a Career Coach & Trainer, my role is to facilitate the path to Employability, using non-formal methods & self-reflection.
I also specialize in Refugee issues & 'Youthpass'.

Kostas Simitopoulos has 4 references for past work as a trainer.

Kostas Simitopoulos

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Current occupation

Trainer & Project Manager

Work experience

- Career Coach & Counselor, Trainer on Employment issues (Freelance, 2017 - )
- Field Coordinator for Housing Refugees in Diavata Camp, Thessaloniki area (2018-)
- Field Coordinator for Hosting Vulnerable Refugees & Unaccompanied Minors, Deputy Director of the Reception & Identification Centre (hotspot), Moria, Lesvos island, Greece (2016-2017)
- Project Manager, Trainer, Coordinator of European Projects, Manager of Volunteers in NGO Youthnet Hellas [European Citizen's Prize 2013] (2010-2016)
- HR, Sales & Economic Department Officer in Public Power Corporation S.A. in Athens (2005-2010)
- International Relations & Marketing in K2 Internacional, Cadiz, Spain (LDV Placement - 2003)
- Amnesty International in Vienna, Austria (EVS, 2001)

Educational pathway

- Diploma in Career Counseling & Guidance for Adults and Adolescents (2018)
- MA in Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education (2016)
- Msc in Human Resource Management (2004)
- Bachelors in Accounting & Finance (2001)

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Families
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Africa
  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (advanced) Global Cooperation
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Other skills

Excellent team-working skills, Able to work under pressure ▪ Good command of Humanitarian, Business, NGO Environment

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) German
  • (fluent) Greek
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2019-05-12

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