Applying for a postdoctoral job

Cluster Career management

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools

Level

3rd and 4th year PhD students

Content

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.

Format

The course materials have been developed based on scientific research on application procedures and have been adapted to the target audience – the doctoral students.

Time schedule

Course codeDates 1st semester 2016-2017HoursTeaching 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
Hours Teaching room
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 Tuesday 6 June + 13 June + 20 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.

Registration procedure

Register by following this registration link: https://webapps.ugent.be/eventManager/events/applyingpostdoctoraljob

Preparation

For the first session, all participants should bring four copies of their cv in English.

Registration fee

Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools

 

Teachers

UCT-trainers

Language

English

Number of participants

20

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

Active participation during the sessions