RUB Research School

Ca_08: ONLINE Find a Job in Germany´s Industry – Salary & Job Interview (live-webinars + self-study units)

For doctoral researchers from all research fields | Level all

Leaving academia and looking for a job in the 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
25.11.2022: 13:00 – 15:00 hrs
01.12.2022: 13:30 – 15:00 hrs
08.12.2022: 1,5 h in small groups (10:30 – 12:00, 13:00 – 14:30 or 14:30 – 16:00 hrs)

Additional working hours
+ 5,0 hours individual work for self-study courses and further tasks

•    Determination of salaries
•    Preparation and phases of interviews
•    Answering interviewer questions
•    Salary negotiation strategies
•    Self-presentation practice in small groups

Subject “Salaries”
We talk in a live webinar 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.

Subject “Job Interviews“
In a self-study training you get general information about your preparation for job interviews, including suitable clothing, time of arrival and research about the company. You learn more about the classical interview structure and receive advice for a professional self-introduction and special interview situations such as online or by telephone. Subsequently, a video seminar explains the correct way to procedure in a salary negotiation, incl. typical mistakes and alternative options to substitute a lower payment. In a follow-up workshop we work out answers for typical questions a recruiter asks you during the interview. In further small-group practices you can exercise your self-presentation and get feedback.

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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