Find a Job in Germany's Industry

Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. This intensive course enables you to go through a quickly and successful job search process. It consists of live webinars and self-learning videos.


  • Ideas for possible positions
  • Active and passive job search strategies
  • Content and design of an application
  • Determination of salaries
  • Preparation and phases of interviews
  • Salary negotiation procedure
  • Answering interviewer questions

Subject “Job Search“: In the first seminar session, we discuss which competences are often acquired during a doctorate and their relevance for companies. You find out more about job profiles in the industry which might be interesting for you and how you can find other possible jobs. In a following self-study course, you get to know various options of active and passive job search strategies, incl. job databases and activities to come into contact with employers. Furthermore, you understand how to plan and organize your individual search for future employments.

Subject “Application Documents“: In a self-learning webinar you will get the necessary basic knowledge on how to write your cover letter and CV, and how best to adapt your application to the job offer. You see examples for a professional application design, photos and get advice for your certificate selection. We reflect modern and traditional application aspects and deepen the understanding of your target persons. Moreover, you receive important hints how to make your profile particularly interesting for employers. In an additional live workshop, you learn the meaning of typical phrases in job advertisements and how much your chances of success are influenced by requirements you cannot fulfil.

Subject “Salaries”: In a live webinar we will talk about typical salaries for job starters and criteria which can influence the salary. We 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 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 work out answers for typical questions a recruiter asks you during the interview.

Target group: International and German doctoral researchers and postdocs who are looking for a new employment in the next 12 months and have little application knowledge.

Language: Live sessions will be held in English. Self-study courses are available in English and German.

Information on the Event

Live sessions on the following dates:

  • 29.06.2023 1:30 – 3:00 PM
  • 07.07.2023 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • 13.07.2023 1:30 – 3:30 PM
  • 20.07.2023 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Individual working hours: + 8,0 hours for self-study courses and further work tasks

Venue: Online workshop on your own computer/laptop 

Fee: 70 € (minus GradUS credit of 50 €, see below)

Number of participants: max. 12 participants

Terms and conditions:

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


Heidi Störr, Push Your Career - Career Consultancy ( After her graduation in business studies, Heidi Störr worked as a recruiter for several companies. Since 2012 she offers application trainings 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.