Find a Job in Germany's Industry – Applying and Working Outside Academia (ONLINE)

28.11.2023 15:30
Kurs startet
19.12.2023 17:30
Kurs endet
Keine freien Plätze
Verfügbare Plätze
30,00 EUR


Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. This intensive course enables you to go through a quickly and successful job search process. It consists of live webinars and self-learning videos.
⦁    Job Search: In the first seminar session, we discuss which competences are often acquired during a doctorate and their relevance for companies. You find out more about job profiles in the industry which might be interesting for you and how you can find other possible jobs. In a following self-study course, you get to know various options of active and passive job search strategies. Furthermore, you understand how to plan and organize your individual search for future employments.
⦁    Application Documents: In a self-learning webinar you will get the necessary basic knowledge on how to write your cover letter and CV, and how best to adapt your application to the job offer. You see examples for a professional application design, photos and get advice for your certificate selection. Moreover, you receive important hints how to make your profile particularly interesting for employers. In an additional live workshop, you learn the meaning of typical phrases in job advertisements and how much your chances of success are influenced by requirements you cannot fulfil. In a limited time frame, we can discuss a few personal application questions and examples. If you are interested, prepare your resume and/or cover letter.
⦁    Salaries: In a live webinar we will talk about typical salaries for job starters and criteria which can influence the salary. We practice a salary calculation method you can use to determine a salary for a specific position. At the end various research options are introduced which you can use to find out more about a company´s internal salary structure.
⦁    Job Interviews: In a self-study training you get general information about your preparation for job interviews. You learn more about the classical interview structure and receive advice for a professional self-introduction and special interview situations. Subsequently, a video seminar explains the right approach to a salary negotiation. In a follow-up workshop we work out answers for typical questions a recruiter asks you during the interview. In a further appointment you can exercise your self-presentation and get feedback.
⦁    Working Conditions: In a video course you will learn about the nine most important topics of an employment contract. For each topic, the minimum legal regulations, the expected conditions for an academic career starter and the maximum regulations in the industry are presented. In addition, typical formulations for the contract text are shown. Furthermore, the calculation of the gross salary to the net salary is explained. The course will help you to understand the employment contract and to decide whether the conditions offered are comparatively good or bad.
⦁    Work Permit: In this self-learning unit, you obtain an outline of work permits and their requirements. Additionally, you get information about the job search period and your options to stay in Germany. For each topic, the responsible authorities, necessary documents and requirements are explained. At the end you will receive a list of things to prepare and where you can get further information.
Live sessions
28.11.2023, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
05.12.2023, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
12.12.2023, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
19.12.2023, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Additional small group practice. One session only. Appoints will be made at the beginning of the course.: 18.12.2023 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. or 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. or 19.12.2024 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Individual work
+ 11 hours for self-study courses and further work tasks
Target group
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.

Selbstbuchung möglich ab
24.08.2023 09:00
Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers
Max. Anzahl Teilnehmende
1.0 ECTS-Credits
Weitere Informationen
This course is creditable for certificate programm:
  • Leadership in Industry and Society – Area "Career Planning and Job Application"

Further information and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on Graduate Academy's homepage.
Graduate Academy, Angela Köhler-Saß, Phone +49 3641 9 401316, email
Kostenfrei stornierbar bis
14.11.2023 15:30
Heidi Störr