RUB Research School

Ca_07: ONLINE Find a Job in Germany´s Industry - Job Search & Application (live-webinars + self-study units)

For doctoral researchers from all research fields | Level all

Leaving academia and looking for a job in industry is an important and sometimes complex 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.

The workshop consists of live webinars and self-study units. Please plan your individual work with the self-learning units as well as the preparation of personal documents firmly. The live webinars in the group build on this and presuppose the contents of the self-learning and exercise units (these are not repeated in the live webinars).

Date + Time
Live webinars
12.10.2022: 16:00 – 17:30 h
19.10.2022: 16:00 – 17:30 h
26.10.2022: 1,5 hrs in small groups (13:00 – 14:30 h, 14:30 – 16:00 h or 16:30 – 18:00 h)

Additional working hours
+ 8,0 hours individual work for self-study courses and further tasks

•    Ideas for possible positions
•    Active and passive job search strategies
•    Content and design of an application
•    Analysis of job ads and estimation of chances
•    Individual application feedback in small groups

Subject “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, incl. job databases and activities to come into contact with employers. Furthermore, you understand how to plan and organize your individual search for future employments.

Subject “Application Documents“
A self-learning unit teaches you 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. Afterwards you can prepare your own application and receive feedback for your CV in a subsequent meeting.

The live webinars are held in English. Self-study courses are available in English and German.


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Heidi Störr, offers since 2012 advice for German and international academic graduates. Before starting her career consultancy she had worked for several companies as a HR Specialist and graduated in economics with specialization in HR.
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