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Competency Awareness: What am I capable of and how do I present it?

Veranstaltung 2020-23

Date: 09.06.2020, 9:00 - 17:00

Venue: online

Trainer: Dr. Monika Clausen, Zurich

Throughout our lives - particularly during education and work - we acquire a multitude of different competencies. However, few of us are aware of the competence categories and the urgent need to use competences for an appropriate self-presentation in application documents as well as in interviews by answering competency-based interview questions convincingly. In this workshop we aim to change this.


• Competencies in our working world: Expected competences for people with a PhD
• Self-presentation: Visibility of the knowledge in application documents
• Biography: Milestones, strengths, and answering difficult questions


• Learn to categorize different kinds of competences
• Learn to tune your application documents to the needs of the market
• Learn to answer skill-driven questions convincingly and strategically


This training will be held in a Zoom online meeting format. Participants don’t need to have a Zoom account themselves. You will receive an invitation and workshop material prior to the session. Beside plenum and group exercises you will get time for individual tasks with the possibility to engage a colleague. After about 90 minutes we will have a break. Participants will receive preparation tasks.



To book your place in this workshop (course number 2020-23), please fill out this registration form.

Trainer: Dr. Monika Clausen

Dr. Monika Clausen, trainer and coach for industrial partners, university clients and individuals. She offers her own training curriculum covering a broad spectrum of career related topics, bringing in a rich and manifold professional background (head of shared services center, head hunter, postdoc fellow at ETH and University of Zurich, PhD plant science at the Salk Institute in San Diego).

Aktualisiert von: BYRD