Applying for a postdoctoral job
Cluster Career management
Members of the Doctoral Schools
3rd and 4th year PhD students
Basic module (6 hours)
This training offers a thorough preparation to the entire application process. The course starts with an in-depth analysis of job ads, linked to self-assessment to facilitate an efficient application. Afterwards, we have a critical look at the participants' own cover letters and cv's and discuss which are attractive to future employers. Thereby, we draw up some ground rules for efficient writing. The final part of the course tackles the job interview: the elaborate preparation (getting to know the company), a persuasive execution of the interview itself (introducing yourself, dealing with (tricky) questions, asking questions yourself, negotiating pay, proper business attire, body language) and the follow-up.
Extended module (12 hours)
This training covers the same topics as the basic module, but includes more practical training, exercises and individual feedback.
It is not possible to attend both the basic and the extended module!
The course materials have been developed based on scientific research on application procedures and have been adapted to the target audience – the doctoral students.
For the first session, all participants should bring four copies of their cv in English.
Number of participants
Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)
Active participation during the sessions
|Course code||Module||Dates||Hours||Teaching room|
||11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27 March 2013 (Monday / Wednesday)
||15:00-17:00||URB3, Urbis Building, W. Wilsonplein 5-24, Gent||Registration closed|
|APPL-1213-02||extended||15, 18, 22, 25, 29 April & 2 May 2013 (Monday / Thursday)
||14:00-16:00||URB3, Urbis Building, W. Wilsonplein 5-24, Gent|
|APPL-1213-03||extended||21, 23, 28, 30 May & 4, 6 June 2013 (Tuesday / Thursday)
||10:00-12:00||URB3, Urbis Building, W. Wilsonplein 5-24, Gent|
|APPL-1213-04||basic||Fall 2013||16:30-18:30||V6, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent|
|APPL-1213-05||basic||Fall 2013||16:30-18:30||V6, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent|
|APPL-1213-06||basic||Fall 2013||16:30-18:30||V6, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent|
It is not possible to register for both the basic and the extended module!
To register or to add your name to the waiting list, send an e-mail to, mentioning your name, surname, student number, faculty, department, Doctoral School, the title of the course, and the group code.
Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools