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Job application and interview

Job application and interview strategies for scientists

Topic area: Career development

Format: Online or in-house workshop

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

Trainer: Karin Bodewits, Philipp Gramlich or Lisa Steinhauser

Target group: PhD students and postdocs

You’re a scientist and want to apply for jobs inside or outside of academia? In this course, you will learn job application and interview strategies for scientists: 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


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About making notes during the course

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.

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.


Are you already interested to read more? 

You can dive into our Career resources section, where we provide information about application documents, job interviews and salary negotiations.


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