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 companies enables you to go through a quick and successful job-search process outside academia.
07.10.2021, 09:30 AM – 12:00 AM
08.10.2021, 09:30 AM – 12:00 AM & 01:00 PM – 02:15 PM
International Doctoral researchers and postdocs who plan to start applying in the next 12 months and have little application experience. German participants are also welcome.
• Active and passive job search strategies
• Ideas for possible positions
• Identification of relevant competences from academia for industrial jobs
• Content and design of an application
• Analysis of job ads and estimation of chances
On the first day, you will learn how to target your search for future employment and where you can look for vacancies. You will get to know various options of job databases and activities to come into contact with employers. Furthermore, we will deepen the awareness of competences you might have gained at the university and discuss positions in the industry which might be interesting for you and how you can find more possible jobs.
On the second day, you will learn how to write your cover letter and CV and how best to adapt your application to the job offer. You will see examples for a professional application design and photos. Moreover, you will get advice for your certificate selection and receive important hints for your application phase in general. Additionally, you will learn the meaning of typical phrases in job advertisements and how to identity “must” and “can” criteria. With an example it is explained how much your chances of success are influenced by requirements you cannot fulfil.
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