Job Interviews and Salaries for a Career Beyond Academia

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

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

Online Workshop

Monday, September 26, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 30, 2022
90 minutes follow-up session to be scheduled between 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

+ self-study units


Heidi Störr





Target Group

Doctoral students


Business and Organizations


8 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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Course Content

  • Determination of salaries
  • Preparation and phases of interviews
  • Answering interviewer questions
  • Salary negotiation strategies
  • Self-presentation practice in small groups

Course Description

In the live webinars we will talk about typical salaries for job starters and criteria which can influence the salary. We will 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.

In a self-study training you will get general information about your preparation for job interviews, including suitable clothing, time of arrival and research about the company. You will 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 proceed in a salary negotiation, including typical mistakes and alternative options to substitute a lower payment. In a follow-up workshop we will work out answers for typical questions a recruiter asks you during the interview. In further small-group practices you can exercise your self-presentation and get feedback.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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