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3. Jun 2021

How to Write a Persuasive Job Application (July 15, 2021 | online)

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For many scientists, writing job applications tends to be quite difficult, especially for jobs beyond the academic system. In fact, misapprehensions and mistakes in the application dossier often prevent them from securing jobs they are perfectly suited for. This workshop will help you write a convincing application.

Target audience

Doctoral students, PostDocs


  • How to prepare and write an application for jobs in Germany?
  • What distinguishes applications in academia from those in other sectors (industry etc.)?
  • What are typical mistakes? How do I avoid them?
  • How do I present my competencies in a convincing manner? How do I develop a storyline that fits the job?
  • How do I make an unsolicited application? 
  • New trends in application procedures
  • What is different in other countries? – Some hints and points for discussion

Please bring a suitable job ad with you (i. e. for a job that suits your profile and/ or a job you consider applying for).

Terms and Applications

  • Date: July 15, 2021
  • Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Group size: maximal 12
  • Workshop language: English
  • Format: online workshop
  • Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. You get info.

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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 (


This workshop has been realised with financial support from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.


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