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Workshop “Job hunting and application skills”, 9-10 December 2013


PLEASE NOTE that this workshop is already very sought after. The next workshop of this kind is already planned for May 2014. If needed, I will check the possibility to provide an additional workshop earlier.

We are happy to announce the next workshop on “Job hunting and application skills: How to apply with a PhD degree”.

Date: Monday, 9 December 2013, 13:00-17:00 & Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 9:00-17:00

Place: GZMB building, seminar room 0.232

Duration: 1,5 days


The workshop deals with how to write a professional application. Participants will learn about the requirements according to form and content of CVs and the respective differences between academia and companies. They will reflect about how to convey their strengths and motivation in response to a job advertisement, but also how to make use of speculative applications. Moreover, participants will train their self-presentation in the job hunting process, including self-presentation on career fairs, conferences, and interviews. The workshop will include a couple of training sessions, partly accompanied with video recording for a follow-up analysis.


If you would like to take part in the workshop, register for the GGNB Career Services ( and write an e-mail to the coordinator Katrin Wodzicki ( The e-mail should include a motivational statement (Why do you want to take part in the workshop and why right now?). Subsequent to the workshop, it is possible to get a CV check from the trainer.

More information about the trainer Barbara Hoffbauer is available here. A retrospective view on the first workshop of this kind is available here.

Author: Katrin Wodzicki

Hi, I am Katrin, the coordinator of the GGNB Career Service Unit.

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