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Online workshop “Job Hunting and Application Skills”, 12 and 21 July 2021


We are happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Service virtual workshop “Job Hunting and Application Skills” by Gaby Schilling.

Target group: Postdoctoral scientists and late-stage PhD students who are currently applying or planning to apply for a position in industry or other areas outside academia.

Goal: Becoming familiar with all steps involved in the application process.

Dates: Monday, 12 July 2021, Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Duration: 1.5 days – Monday, 12 July 2021, 13-18h and Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9-16h
Location: online via Zoom
Trainer: Dr. Gaby Schilling

Registration: Please register here and send an email to including a short statement on your motivation to attend the workshop.

Detailed Description:
The workshop deals with how to write a professional application. Participants will learn about the requirements regarding form and content of CVs and the respective differences between academia and industry. They will reflect about how to convey their strengths and motivation in response to a job advertisement, but also how to approach speculative applications. Moreover, participants will train their self-presentation skills in the job hunting process, including self-presentation on career fairs, conferences and in interviews. The workshop will include various training sessions.

“The workshop was very informative and dynamic. It helped me to realize my most positive characteristics and feel confident about my future career possibilities.” (Postdoc at GZMB)

“Make the most of this wonderful experience. Learn and improve yourself with the content of the workshop. It’s an eye opener.” (Postdoc in Molecular Biology)

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