Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. Understanding the application rules and the expectations of the companies enables you to go through a quick and successful job-search process outside academia.
15.10.2021, 09:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. & 01:00 p.m. – 03:45 p.m.
22.10.2021, 09:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. & 01:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.
Primarily international doctoral students and postdocs who plan to start applying in the next 12 months and have little application experience. German participants are also welcome.
Preparation and phases of interviews
• Salary negotiation strategies
• Answering trick questions
• Self-presentation practice in small groups
• Typical regulations in employment contracts
• Work permit types and requirements
• Determination of salaries
On the first day, you will get general information about your preparation for job interviews, including suitable clothing, time of arrival and research of company information. We will also discuss content & rules for your self-introduction. You will learn more about the classical interview structure and receive advice for other types of selection processes such as online or telephone interviews. Furthermore, you will receive tips for the salary negotiation phase, typical mistakes and alternative options to substitute a lower payment. Finally, you will get to know typical questions a recruiter will ask you and ways of answering them while avoiding common mistakes. Finally, we will talk about general conditions and legal guidelines when in work, for example hours of work, vacation days, overtime regulations and your “Probezeit”. Subsequently, you will learn more about work permits and their regulations.
On the second seminar day, you will get to find out everything about salaries. You will see typical salaries for job starters and criteria that can influence the salary. We will have a look on average income of men and women and explore the reasons for the differences. Subsequently, we will practice a salary calculation method you can use to determine a salary for a specific position. At the end, various research options will be introduced which you can use to find out more about a company's internal salary structure. In a subsequent appointment you can practice your self-presentation for interview situations and receive feedback in small groups. Appointments for each group will be made during the seminar.
When registering for this seminar you agree to the following terms and conditions.
Heidi Störr, Push Your Career - Career Consultancy
After her graduation in business studies she worked for several companies as a HR Specialist. Since 2012 she offers advice for German and international academic graduates. With her seminars she provides an introduction to most central aspects of starting a career in Germany after graduation. Further trainer details on the website.
Binding registration until September 17th, 2021 via our online registration form.
You will be informed about your admission to the course only after the registration deadline has passed!
The workshop is open to all young scientists at TU Kaiserslautern. Participation is free of charge. Please note our information on the conditions of participation and on registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Karolin Gieseler karolin.gieseler(at)verw.uni-kl.de