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.


Monday and Tuesday, September 05 and 06, 2022 
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday and Friday, September 08 and 09, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Dr. Karin Bodewits or Dr. Philipp Gramlich




Online via Zoom

Target group

Postdocs | PhD Students


Research Track

Business and Organizations Track


Certificate of attendance

16 Units are applicable within the "Promotion Plus", "Doctorate plus" and the "PostDoc 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 Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The premises in the "Alte Sternwarte" are only accessible to a limited extent. If you need assistance with access, please contact the indicated contact person in time, so that we can support you accordingly on the day of the event.

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

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

In addition, we are currently developing a certificate offering along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". More information will be available soon on the related page of the certificate program: Postdoc plus.

If the currently displayed event can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly. 


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Poppelsdorfer Allee 47

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-4199

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