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Starting a Career in the Non-Academic Labour Market: Matching market needs and self-presentation

Course 2022-26

Date: Monday, 04.07. + Tuesday, 05.07.2022

Time: 09:00 - 17:00 

Venue: Online

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
  • Strategic process planning


  • 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: knowledge and tools for job interviews
  • 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
  • Overnight task preparing answer to given questions and finding a target job (appr. 2 hours)


To book your place in this workshop (course number 2022-26), 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).