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18. May 2020

Know your competencies – find your job: job search for scientists (June 22-23, 2020 | online)

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A cooperation of InGrA and PhD network.

Scientists have lots of job options, but are often not aware of them. This workshop will support you to see more them on the German labour market. You will learn to go the different steps of job search: to be aware of your competencies, skills and knowledge and to build your career strategies based on them.

Target audience

Doctoral students, PostDocs


  • My competencies, skills and knowledge: How to be aware of them?
  • German and international labour markets: How markets influence job search
  • Private or public sector: Where should I go to?
  • Until when should I leave academia, if I prefer to stay but I am not successful enough?
  • Where do I find jobs for scientists – jobs that suit me?
  • Career search strategies
  • How networks help to get jobs soon
  • How to read job ads?
  • What does “career” mean? How to plan and how to develop my career
  • Life goals and career paths – how to make them fit together?

Terms and Applications

  • Date: June 22-23, 2020
  • Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Group size: maximal 12
  • Workshop language: English
  • Format: online workshop
  • Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. You get information.


Dr. Matthias Zach counsels students and scientists on all relevant aspects of their careers. Educated in Oxford, Paris and Tübingen, he has worked in academia and science management and as an independent translator. He is now part of Coaching Schwarzkopf ( and the Karriereberatung für Akademiker*innen (

Registration complete

Please contact koordination(at) in case of questions.


This workshop has been realised with financial support from the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.

Über Thomas Michael


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