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Entering the Job Market in Life Sciences


Interactive seminar and panel discussion with experts

The main goal of this course is to give participants an overview about the situation on the labour market, information on labour market trends (labour market information) in general and specifically in the area of life sciences sector. During the course regional specifics and companies aiming at job offers will be mentioned.

Self-presentation and Promoting & Business Communications




PhD candidates should gain experience in the field of self-presentation. For this purpose, job interviews are to be simulated in order to prepare for such situations. The preparation in terms of content, also on a rhetorical and formal level, should lead to a more self-confident appearance in. Dealing with possible cultural differences is made conscious.

General introduction on job search/Overview of job portals



The course introduces various platforms PhD students can use to search for career opportunities in the life science sector, with focus on the region of Bratislava-Vienna.

Usage of social media for job search and career


Webinar series

The main goal of this course is to give the participants an overview of different Social Media platforms and introduction of how to use them.

CV Writing / Applying for a job – CV and Motivation Letter Writing



The course is aimed at acquainting participants with current trends in addressing the employer in the process of applying for a job using CV or by means of a motivation and cover letters, too.

Intersectoral Mentoring Programme


Online mentoring

The aim of the activity is providing PhD students with an opportunity to learn about the career paths and working environment outside academia and reflect on their own career plans through direct communication with the practitioners from the sector.

Do I want to work here?  Planning career paths sustainably



Series of informal exchanges (“Chat Over Coffee”)


The aim of this segment of the training programme is to convey an opportunity to reflect on different career options in connection with personal life paths (dual careers, work-life balance, etc.) and in wider societal context (equality and diversity, social responsibility of employers).