Writing Successful Job Applications - In Person

Writing Successful Job Applications - In Person27.05.2022 09:00 - 17:00 (Fri)Dahlem Research School, Hittorfstr. 16Chaplin, Simon

Before booking a workshop, please make sure that you can attend for the entire duration and save the dates. When participants do not show up or cancel on a very short notice, other interested parties are denied a chance to participate.

For this event, the hygiene concept in the rooms of Hittorfstr. 16 must be followed. 

Target Group

For advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs of all disciplines.


To provide you with a complete letter of application and a CV in English.


  • Identifying your real strengths – what do you think your strengths are? What do other people think your strengths are – are these the same?
  • Considering the opportunities you have in terms of job and research positions. How much competition will you face if you apply for an advertised job? What about on spec applications? How many jobs are never advertised?
  • Writing a good cover letter. Which font should you use? Why? What about spacing? How important are the start and the end of the letter?
  • Optimizing your CV in English. What are the key differences between an English and a German CV? What is not allowed? Do you need a photo? Should you sign your CV?


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