Christian Pape, the Founder

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Christian Pape, Dipl.-Ing.

Board member, CEO, top management headhunter, successful author

Christian Pape, Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering, is CEO of Pape Consulting Group AG Personalberatung. He is one of the best-known headhunters for top managers and is a very prominent representative of his guild, a sought-after commentator in the media, such as Bild, Focus, Süddeutsche, Die Zeit, Spiegel, Manager Magazin, RTL, N-TV, VOX or MDR.

He manages the company, acts as a top management headhunter and C-level consultant, advises people on career change processes as a career consultant and is also a very successful book author and known for his entertaining career guides.

Special times require special measures. Corona and the war in Ukraine have changed a lot. Employees are currently unwilling to change jobs and companies are finding it difficult to find the right employees. Only an experienced headhunter professional can help here and bring companies and candidates together to create a “perfect fit”.

“80% of all resumes are rubbish”

“80% of all CVs are rubbish”, he emphasised in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung, saying that most people don’t know how to go about looking for a job, nor are they familiar with the right methods and tools.

In his lectures, he emphasises that anyone can find their “dream job” if they just go about it the right way. His passion is to educate and put the right people in the right position.

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 Vom Jobtrauma zum Traumjob - Pape Consulting Group AG

From job trauma to dream job

Stop trying to do it yourself, you’ll only get rejections. Don’t respond to job adverts and don’t send unsolicited applications. Why? Christian Pape will tell you!

You can download Christian Pape’s new book exclusively here. Then you’ll get your dream job!

“The job doesn’t go to the person who fits it best, but to the person who knows how to get it!”

Learn first-hand from the author Christian Pape, one of the most experienced and prominent headhunters and top-level consultants in Germany, how job hunting really works and how you too can get your dream job.

Private life

In his free time, Christian Pape jogs regularly, sings, plays guitar and piano, dives, plays squash, loves cooking and has even won the “perfect dinner” programme on VOX.

He has two grown-up sons and loves the island of Mallorca, which he uses to relax and as inspiration for new ideas when his diary allows.

Main topics

  • Executive/direct search, top management recruiting, C-level consulting
  • Specialist in the microelectronics, semiconductor, automotive, sensor and measurement technology, chemicals and new media sectors
  • Outplacement and coaching
Schwerpunktthemen - Pape Consulting Group AG
Christian Pape - Berufliche Laufbahn - Pape Consulting Group AG


“Personnel consulting is my passion. Bringing the right candidates to the right companies is my ultimate goal. In addition to the professional suitability, the “cultural fit” is most important to me, so that people and corporate cultures fit together perfectly!”


Education and training: Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering

Professional career

In his professional career, he initially worked as a hardware developer at Siemens after completing his degree in electrical engineering. After three years, he moved to NEC, where he sold semiconductor chips and systems as Key Account Manager. He was then recruited to Fujitsu, where he worked in global sales.

He worked for Japanese companies for a total of 7 years and spent a lot of time in Japan and the Far East. His last employer was LSI Logic, a global chip company, where he got to know the American corporate spirit and worked in top management as European Sales Director.

He has been self-employed as a company founder and personnel consultant since 1992.

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