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Starting a Career in the Non-Academic Labor Market

Course 2021-28

Date: Tuesday, 06.07. + Wednesday, 07.07.2021

Time: 09:00 - 16:00 


Trainer: Dr. Monika Clausen, Zurich

Eine junge Frau lächelt in die Kamera.

The move from an academic environment to industry is a challenge. A successful applicant knows that it takes more than convincing application documents to leave competitors behind. Awareness about the current labor market, a cautious evaluation and matching of existing and requested skills are as crucial as a thorough idea of the added value offered to a company. These thoughts are not only important to make a match between job profile and self-image in the documents but also for the interview process.

The workshop will cover:

  • General aspects of the labor market and impacts on the application strategy
  • Convincing application documents and industry expectations
  • Job interview training including methods to answer difficult questions


  • Participants link profiles and labor market: realizing differences in expectations
  • Participants learn how to apply successfully: the documents, the interviews, the follow-ups
  • Participants train self-marketing: skills and practice interviews
  • Participants learn tools to answer difficult questions convincingly

Course methods:

  • Theoretical inputs to the various topics
  • Group, pair, individual exercises, and role games
  • Feedbacks and training collegial consultancy

Preparation work:

  • Bring the application documents to the training
  • Reflect on the situation in the labor market (prep assignment)
  • Short overnight task 


To book your place in this workshop (course number 2021-28), 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