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Workshop “Know Yourself – Plan Your Career”, 6 September 2016


You wonder which strategies lead to professional success inside or outside of academia?  You ask yourself which kind of career fits to you and what you can do to achieve what you want? Then sign-up for our workshop “Know Yourself – Plan Your Career”.

Target Group: Junior researchers who want to develop a goal-oriented career strategy.

Goals: Specify your career strategy, evaluate your skills and competencies and find out how to use them to achieve your goals.

Date: 6 September 2016
Duration: 1 day (9:00-17:00h)
Place: GZMB building, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11, seminar room 0.232
Trainer: Dr. Silke Oehrlein-Karpi

Registration: Please register here and write an email to , including a short statement on your motivation to join the workshop (Why this workshop?).

Registration deadline: 15 August 2016.

Detailed Description:

For a successful career it is a prerequisite to develop your individual strategy pro-actively and as early as possible.  Although the routine of your daily work usually keeps you from pausing for a moment, it is pivotal to set some time apart for exploring  your individual professional profile and for being able to plan each of your career moves in a conscious way. Being aware of your personal skills, competencies, and values is essential for defining and achieving your goals, making informed decisions and exhausting your full potential.

In this workshop, you will get relevant information about strategic career development. You will work on specifying your personal career goals, finding out about your personal strengths and skills and learning how to use them to achieve these goals. Based on the outcome of the self-reflection exercises, you will develop your individual career path further, including a plan A and a plan B.

Exchange with and feedback from other participants will give you an enriching change of perspective. You may be inspired to see things from a different point of view and discover new options and chances.

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