Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

From Career Choice to Career Goal – with a Convincing Application


Due to the current situation, the course will be conducted as interactive Online-Live-Workshop this year.

Course objective:

This workshop is aimed at doctoral candidates who are already informed about possible career paths after a doctorate and have already considered their suitability and motivation for various career options. It will help the participants find and apply successfully for a favourable job.

Topics:

  • Where and how to search for a suitable position
  • Interpreting job advertisements
  • Differences between CV for science and for industry
  • Linguistic transfer of skills into CV and letter of motivation
  • Giving evidence of your skills orally
  • Tips and training for job interviews
  • How to prepare for an assessment center

Methodology:

Methods of this highly interactive workshop comprise motivational talk, presentations, small group/individual exercises, video-recording, feedback and individual check of CV/covering letter. The workshop is divided into 3 parts:

Part 1 (workshop day 1) focuses on the job search and the written application. In preparation for the interview training, the participants will also give a short presentation about themselves and their skills on this day.

For part 2 (individual task to be completed between the two days of attendance), the participants will look for an advertisement for a job they are interested in and write a CV and a covering letter, which they send to the trainer at least 2 days before the second day of attendance.

Part 3 (workshop day 2) is devoted to the interview and assessment centre. During the interview training you will receive feedback on the documents you have submitted as well as valuable tips for preparing for an interview. The day ends with practical exercises for the Assessment Center.


Target audience:
Doctoral candidates at a later stage who are already informed about possible career paths after a doctorate and have already considered their suitability and motivation for various career options. B2-Knowledge of English is required.


Maximum number of participants: 12 


Next Workshop:
03.09.2020 and 17.09.2020, 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.


Tool:
Zoom. Please check that your PC meets the requirements beforehand (microphone, camera, Internet connection). 


For the Workshop 2 CP for transferable skills training can be credited.

Ansprechpartnerin:


Ivonne Dietzel
Program Coordinator
Bldg. 907, Room 01-212
University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz

Tel. +49 6131 17-7631
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