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16. Dec 2021

Find a Job in Germany’s Industry – Job Interviews and Contract Conditions (February 02, 09 and 17, 2022 | online)

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Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. Understanding the application rules and the expectations of the company enables you to go through a quickly and successful job-search process outside academia.


  • Determination of salaries
  • Preparation and phases of interviews
  • Answering trick questions
  • Salary negotiation strategies
  • Self-presentation practice in small groups
  • Typical regulations in employment contracts
  • Work permit types and requirements
  • Culturally related rules at work

Subject “Salaries”
We will talk in a live webinar about typical salaries for job starters and criteria which can influence the salary. 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’s internal salary structure.

Subject “Job Interviews“
In a self-study training you will get general information about your preparation for job interviews, including suitable clothing, time of arrival and research about the company. You learn more about the classical interview structure and receive advice for a professional self-introduction and special interview situations such as online or by telephone. Subsequently, a video seminar explains the correct way to procedure in a salary negotiation, incl. typical mistakes and alternative options to substitute a lower payment. In a follow-up workshop we willwork out answers for typical questions a recruiter will ask you during the interview. In further small-group practices you can exercise your self-presentation and get feedback.

Subject “Working Conditions”
This video course gives you an overview about general conditions and legal guidelines when in work, for example hours of work, vacation days, overtime regulations and your “Probezeit”. Subsequently, you obtain an outline of work permits and their regulations.

Subject “Work Culture”
To be considered as a professional team member you should be familiar with the German cultural standards and their influence on the work sphere. In this seminar we discuss the typical German way of working and behaviour of your German colleagues. We reflect why things are done in a certain way and which advantages these cultural characteristics might have at work but also which conflicts may occur. Additionally, we define the role of an employee and a superior. Based on practical examples we try to understand the perspectives of different cultures and discuss possible solutions to avoid misunderstandings. 


Live sessions
02.02.2022 2:30 – 4:30 PM Salary determination
09.02.2022 9:30 – 11:00 AM Interview questions
09.02.2022 11:00 – 12:30 PM or 1:30 – 3:00 PM or 3:00 – 04:30 PM Self-presentation practice (You will only attend one session.)
17.02.2022 1:30 – 4:30 PM Work culture

Self-study courses & further tasks
6 hours of work

Term and Application

  • February 02, 09 and 17, 2022
  • Format: online
  • Group size: maximum 12
  • Workshop-Language: English

Registration | closed


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


Heidi Störr, Push Your Career – Career Consultancy

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

Über Philine Bernau

  • Mitarbeiter/in

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