Applying for a postdoctoral job
Cluster Career management
Members of the Doctoral Schools
3rd and 4th year PhD students
This training (3*3 hrs) 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.
The course materials have been developed based on scientific research on application procedures and have been adapted to the target audience – the doctoral students.
|Course code||Dates 1st semester 2016-2017||Hours||Teaching room|
|AfPJ-1617-01||Friday 25 November + 2 December + 9 December 2016 (3*3hrs)||14:00-17:00||UCT, Veyrac building (photo), Veyrac 8 (3rd fl), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136|
|AfPJ-1617-03||Thursday 19 January + 26 January + 2 February 2017 (3*3hrs)||9:00-12:00||UCT, Veyrac building (photo), Veyrac 8 (3rd fl), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136|
|Course code||Dates 2nd semester 2016-2017
|AfPJ-1617-02||Friday 28 April + 5 May + 12 May 2017 (3*3hrs)||14:00-17:00||UCT, Veyrac building (photo), Veyrac 8 (3rd fl), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136|
|AfPJ-1617-04||Monday 5 June + 12 June + 19 June 2017 (3*3hrs)||13:30-16:30||UCT, Veyrac building (photo), Veyrac 8 (3rd fl), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136|
|AfPJ-1617-05||Wednesday 6 September + 13 September + 20 September 2017 (3*3hrs)||16.30-18.30||UCT, Veyrac building (photo), Veyrac 8 (3rd fl), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136|
Note: Please bring your own bottle of water. The Doctoral Schools don’t provide refreshments, unless mentioned otherwise.
Register by following this registration link: https://webapps.ugent.be/eventManager/events/applyingpostdoctoraljob
For the first session, all participants should bring four copies of their cv in English.
Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools
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