A different approach to job hunting

A different approach to job hunting: Are you playing Job Hunting Roulette?

Uploading your CV to the web or answering job advertise­ments can work, but the success rate is extremely low. By job hunting in this way, you are cutting yourself off from the vast number of unadvertised positions and placing yourself in a lottery of thousands of other similar CVs for the openings that are advertised.

This workshop will show you how to stand out from the crowd and showcase the niche skills you have developed during your Ph.D. in a far more compelling way than with a CV. You will also learn how to gain valuable sector infor­mation that makes you a more credible candidate and the personal referrals you need to get face-to-face contact with decision-makers.

Workshop topics include:

  • Finding the position that is right for you
  • Becoming the "preferred candidate" or even having positions created for you
  • Gathering sector information and salary negotiations 
  • Job hunting in a way that is interesting and not demoralising
  • Interview skills to give you an advantage

This workshop is offered to doctoral researchers from all discip­lines by GradUS (project "GradUS global") in cooperation with the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science.

Information on the event

:  Two workshops, either on Monday, 4th December
           or on Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Time: 9.00-17.00 hrs.

Venue: Graduate Centre, Building C9 3 (see location plan)

Fee: none

Registration: see information in the top-right corner
                      (max. 10 participants per workshop)

Please note

further information on the GradUS credit and participation in workshops


Rob Thompson lead a 3 year University of Bristol (UK) project to collect biological samples in the Venezuelan cloud forest. He has worked both in industry and with research scientists. He has over 15 years' experience helping researchers to plan their careers and secure their next post.