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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 the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. This fundamental career training enables you to master interviews competently and to define and negotiate an adequate salary.

Online Workshop

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Heidi Störr





Target Group

Doctoral students 


Business and Organizations


10 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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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.

Afterwards you get general information about your preparation for job interviews, including suitable clothing, time of arrival and research about the company in a self-study training. 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 right approach to a salary negotiation and how to avoid common mistakes. Additionally, you get to know alternative options to substitute a lower payment offer.

In a follow-up workshop we work out answers for typical questions a recruiter asks you during the interview. In a further appointment you can exercise your self-presentation and receive feedback.


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


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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