BSRT Graduate School

Career Management

Career Management14.09.2020 09:00 - 17:00 (Mon)Ruth WillmottCranach House 0.0043
Career Management15.09.2020 09:00 - 13:00 (Tue)Ruth WillmottCranach House 0.0043
Career Management21.09.2020 09:00 - 17:00 (Mon)Ruth WillmottCranach House 0.0043
Career Management22.09.2020 09:00 - 17:00 (Tue)Ruth WillmottCranach House 0.0043
Title of Event: 
Applying for jobs on the wider market
Optional or Mandatory: 
This course is optional for doctoral researchers at the BSRT
booked/available (including waiting list): 
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In the Career Mentoring and Management (CMM): Applying for Jobs on the Wider Market workshop, you will receive comprehensive career advice about the wealth of alternative career paths that are open to you. You will also explore which skills, knowledge and experience, etc. will be needed to better position yourself to obtain your career goals. In addition, the course will also cover how to best find and access these jobs via comprehensive and proactive job searching activities.


To better align your unique constellation of skills, knowledge and experience as well as your natural abilities, talents and preferences with your future career path goals, we will work with an Individual Development Plan (IDP). This will allow us to create an inventory of your core competencies, innate abilities and achievements that will act as a guide to help you better decide on, develop and manage your strategic short- and long-term career goals – a prerequisite to better shaping and steering your career path.


To be successful on the wider market, you will need outstanding self-marketing skills. You will therefore be armed with key presentation and communication skills such as how to optimally build and present your CV. To this end, we will also work on producing convincing personal career mission statements and strong core competencies summaries. Further, you will also learn how to best present your core competencies, innate abilities and achievements in attention-grabbing application letters. Finally, we will role play, record and analyse common interview questions to ensure that you gain competitive edge over other application candidates.



14 and 15 September 2020: 1.5 day Introductory training

21 and 22 September 2020: 2 x 1 day Follow-up (small groups)