How to write a persuasive job application – how to make it in the job interview (July 9-10, 2020)

Scientists make a lot of mistakes as soon as they start to apply outside science. This workshop will help you to write a convincing application and to be successful in the job interview.
This workshop will be held as an online workshop.

Target audience

Doctoral students, PostDocs


  • Written application I: standards in Germany. How to write them? What is different between applications in science and in industry? What are typical mistakes and how to avoid them? How to develop a storyline? How to show you competencies?
  • Written application II: how do I apply unsolicited?
  • Written application III: new trends in application procedures.
  • Written application IV: what is different in other countries – some hints.
  • How to prepare the job interview? Training of interview situations.
  • Other ways of recruitment: assessment centre etc.
  • How to negotiate salary?

Please bring with you a job ad that fits you.

Terms and Applications

Date: July 9-10, 2020
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm

Group size: maximal 15
Workshop language: English

Online (via Zoom)


Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf counsels students and scientists in all relevant questions concerning their careers. He has founded together with colleagues out of public administration and private businesses.


    Membership status (required)
    iRTG memberiGS Functional PolymersiRTG of SFB/TRR 227IMPRS-STNSyDivother

    Faculty at MLU or institution (required)

    Please contact in case of questions.

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