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The EMBO Meeting 2013





Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

A2 Job applications: Understand the dos and don'ts

Saturday, 21 September, 10:00-17:00 (break 12:00-14:30), room G105

As you look for a suitable job you must stand out from the crowd of other well-qualified job-seekers to attract the attention of potential employers. During this workshop you will:

  • learn how to identify and present the specific skills you have acquired during 
your thesis and/or post doc;
  • hear about the importance of tailoring your application to 
different types of jobs;
  • learn how to write an attractive CV and engaging cover letter;
  • learn how to prepare for and present yourself convincingly in an interview;
  • and how networking can help you find out about potential careers, 
as well as available jobs.

Although focusing on non-academic career paths, much of the advice will be relevant to those applying to academic positions.

One month before the conference, you will be asked to send your CV and an application for a mock job; these will be used in the practical exercises during the workshop.

This workshop complements the Career Options Lunch session, and we recommend that participants who are considering a career outside academia sign-up to both sessions.

Barbara Janssens, PhD Career Manager, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ),
Heidelberg, DE & Gerlind Wallon, EMBO

Why participate?

- “[the trainers] were very inspiring! Also hearing other participants’ ideas and experiences was very informative”.
- “It was great”

100% of last year’s participants would recommend this session to colleagues.

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