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1. Jul 2021

How to Master a Job Interview (August 2 and 5, 2021 | online)

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

On the first seminar day, you will get general information about your preparation for job interviews, including suitable clothing, time of arrival and research of company information. We will also discuss content & rules for your self-introduction. You learn more about the classical interview structure and receive advice for other types of selection processes such as online or telephone interviews. Moreover, you receive tips for the salary negotiation phase, typical mistakes and alternative options to substitute a lower payment. Finally, you get to know typical questions a recruiter will ask you and ways of answering them while avoiding common mistakes.

On the second day, you will get to find out everything about salaries. You will see typical salaries for job starters and criteria which can influence the salary. We will have look on average income of men and women and explore the reasons for the differences. Subsequently, we will 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 internal salary structure. Furthermore, you can practice your self-presentation for interview situations and receive feedback in small groups. Appointments for each group will be made during the seminar.


09:30 AM – 03:00 PM

09:30 AM – 11:15 AM
small group work from 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM or 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM or 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM (You will only attend one group.)


Doctoral researchers and postdocs who plan to start applying in the next 12 months and have little application experience.

Terms and Applications

  • Date: August 2 and 5, 2021
  • Time: 9:30am – 3pm and 9:30am – 04:30pm
  • Group size: 12
  • Workshop language: English
  • Format: online Workshop
  • Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. You get information.

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Heidi Störr, Push Your Career – Career Consultancy
Further trainer details:
After her graduation in business studies she worked for several companies as a HR Specialist. 
Since 2012 she offers advice for German and international academic graduates. With her seminars she provides an introduction to most central aspects of starting a career in Germany after graduation. 


When registering for this seminar you agree to the following terms and conditions:


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


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