Career coaching: What are my main skills and how to prepare a job application in or outside academia Print

Lecturer: Dagmar Engfer, Coach and Consultant for Career Development, Engfer Coaching, Zürich, Switzerland

Location: ONLINE

Registration: via SGBM - no more than 9 participants



DAY 1: March 28, 2022 - 11:00-14:00 h

DAY 2: April 4, 2022 - 9:00-12:00 h


individual sessions:

April 11-12, 2022


The participants
• become aware of the skills profiles for jobs in and outside the academia and their own skills
• know how to «translate» their CV for job applications in different working areas in
comparison with applications in academia
• outline their own skills profile
• practice an elevator pitch as preparation for an application


The end of your PhD is coming closer, and you would like to clarify your career expectations.
Relevant questions you may be asking yourself are: Does it make sense for me to concentrate on
an academic career? Am I made for a professorship? Where am I good at and what are my main
This workshop gives you the opportunity to reflect on different career types and outline your own
skills profile as basis for future job applications.


· Input to career types

· Reflect on the skills profile and draw conclusions for the next career steps

· Differences between a CV in and outside academia and how skills profiles can appear in a CV

· Practice an elevator pitch for different purposes

The first part of the workshop offers you the possibility to learn about different career types and to
think about your own skills profile as preparation for a job application

In the second part of the workshop, you will get the opportunity to perform an elevator pitch as
preparation for forthcoming situations, e.g. career events with companies, job interviews,
meetings with potential employers, networking at conferences.


Inputs, individual work, exchange in groups, short presentations



The participants are motivated to reflect on their own career options in exchange with the group.