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Postdoc wanted! – Applying for postdoc positions

Programm: Postdoc Career Program

12.09.19, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm,
Seminar Centre, Ground Floor, Kerpener Str. 15, 50937 Cologne

The rules and requirements for job applications in academia are different from those in other fields. How should application documents look like? Which key skills acquired during dissertation or early postdoc years should be highlighted? How do I prepare for and present myself during the interview and which type of questions should I expect? At the beginning, the seminar will mainly focus on the period prior to the job interview. Participants will identify which postdoc formats (e.g. junior professorship, stipend, researcher in a funded project) might be suitable for them and their career aspiration. Moreover, they learn the specifics about the written application (e.g., cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research & teaching profile) and how to present their academic profile. Subsequently, the seminar will concentrate on the job interview and the application presentation. Participants will learn how to prepare optimally for the interview or the oral presentation. We use realistic and typical ‘academic’ scenarios to equip participants with knowledge, strategies, and confidence for their job application process and their career development in the German academic system.

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