Everything you don´t learn in the lab

Job application and interview strategies for scientists

Topic area
Career development

Online or in-house workshop

4 webinars of 2-2.5 h each = 2 workshop days

Target group
PhD students and postdocs


You’re a scientist and want to apply for jobs in- or outside of academia? In this course you learn how to ‘sell’ your skills, stand out from the crowd and score the job you really want.


In this course you´ll learn about:

  • Application strategies & the ‘hidden’ job market
  • How to read job ads
  • How to ‘sell’ yourself and your skills
  • Writing successful application documents
  • The job interview and your personal pitch: online and offline
  • Salary & contract negotiations

All participants receive a script of the course in PDF format for offline and future use so that they can work through the material offline as well as after the course. All videos contain a full, downloadable transcript. All eBooks on the learning platform are downloadable in pdf format.


This workshop can be combined with PhD, and next? Career options, skills and orientation for scientists to give the workshop Goodbye academia?, which gives a complete overview over the most common career development topics for scientists.

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Course Flow Online Workshops


Live Webinar

  • Kick off

  • Strategic considerations


  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 2

Live Webinar

  • Job application documents


  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 3

Live Webinar

  • Job interviews


  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 4

Live Webinar

  • Salary negotiations


  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Weeks 2-3
Individual written or oral feedback from the instructor

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