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Applying for Jobs in English

GraduateCenterLMU Workshop for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Work opportunities are becoming more and more global and English is established as the leading language of international business and research. In this workshop we will look at how to create an effective English-style CV and cover letter, while fine-tuning your communication skills for the interview process. The workshop will provide you with a set of tools to present your skills and strengths more effectively, and to develop strategies for answering interview questions. Apart from face-to-face interviews, we will also consider how to deal with skype and telephone interviews. We will also gain insights into relevant intercultural differences regarding English-speaking cultures such as the US and the UK.

Workshop topics:

  • Overview of writing an English-style CV and cover letter
  • Greetings, introductions and small talk
  • Using rhetorical skills to create emphasis
  • How to present yourself effectively
  • Answering difficult interview questions
  • Insights into cultural differences
  • Practice through simulation activities

Requirements: In preparation for this workshop, you will need to have your CV and cover letter ready in hard copy.

Language of workshop: English

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, and Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Target group: Doctoral candidates and postdocs of LMU Munich (the number of participants is limited)

Certificate of attendance: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance from the GraduateCenterLMU.

Contact: graduatecenter@lmu.de (Tel. 089/2180-9731)

This workshop is fully booked.

Registration for the waiting list doctoral candidates

Registration for the waiting list postdocs 

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