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Get That Job After Your Doctorate! – Applying & Interviewing for Positions in Industry and Research – Online Course


07. May 2021 09:00 – 07. May 2021 17:00


This workshop, designed for doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates, focuses on the distinctive aspects of applying for jobs in industry and research worldwide in English. It provides training in navigating selected stages of that process, including creating your curriculum vitae and cover letter and presenting yourself convincingly in the interview. We'll examine sample CVs and cover letters (including ones which are real and were successful), exploring them for strengths as well as for what they reveal about differences between applications for industry and those for short-term research positions such as post-docs. In breakout rooms, you'll work with fellow participants in pairs and small groups to do short exercises and role-plays with feedback from your trainer. Breakout rooms also provide the perfect platform for gaining experience with interviewing online. The workshop is held in English by a native speaker.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You are, by examining selected aspects of the curriculum vitae, familiar with principles which can help you make your own CV clearer and more compelling (presentation input, handouts, discussion, feedback).
  • You have an overview of formal matters relevant when writing a cover letter as well as insights into choosing and structuring the letter’s content effectively (presentation input, handouts, feedback).
  • You are able to present yourself more confidently and convincingly in English-language interviews (presentation input, role-plays, feedback).
  • You are aware of several resources you can explore for positions (handout).


To participate in the online course, you need a PC/laptop with a current browser (recommended: Chrome or Firefox) as well as a headset (or speakers and a microphone), possibly a webcam, and a stable Internet connection.

Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


May 7, 2021, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 10 participants
Internal 25 EUR
External 75 EUR


At , deadline April 22, 2021
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Andrew Cerniski

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences