Orientation & Career planning

Job Application and Interview Strategies for Natural Science Careers

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

You are a scientist and want to apply for jobs out- or inside of academia? In this course you learn how to present your skills, stand out from the crowd and score the job you really want.

Online Workshop

Friday, June 07, 2024
Friday, June 14, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday, June 21, 2024
Friday, June 28, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..


Dr. Karin Bodewits





Target group



Research Track
Business and Organizations Track


Certificate of attendance

16 Units are applicable within the "Careers Plus"certificates

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  • Application strategies & the 'hidden’ job market
  • How to read job ads
  • How to present yourself and sell your skills
  • Writing successful application documents
  • The job interview and your personal pitch: online and offline
  • Salary & contract negotiations

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resource Development will cover all the costs incurred.

Yes. If an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You may then move up the list if a space becomes free with enough time still to go before the event starts.

If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Office of Family Services at the University of Bonn.

The further training offers provided by Human Resource Development at the University of Bonn are only open to people who have signed a work contract with the University, are enrolled as a doctoral student, are conducting research on behalf of the University or are an associated member of a research consortium. 

You will usually be given a certificate at all our events that confirms your attendance at the event and its content.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates. If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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Registration and Organization

Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33

53115 Bonn

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