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Workshop: Get that Job!

Applying and Interviewing for Jobs in English


Apr 24, 2024 from 09:30 to 05:30 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


Seminar room 024, Leihgesterner Weg 52

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  • Wednesday, 04/24/2024, 9:30 - 17:30
  • Leihgesterner Weg 52
  • Room 024
  •  Doctoral candidates who wish to apply in English-speaking countries or to international organizations
  • Andrew Cerniski

  • English


Course description


This workshop, designed specifically for doctoral candidates, focuses on the distinctive aspects of applying for jobs in industry and in research worldwide in English. It provides training in navigating selected stages of that process, including creating your curriculum vitae and cover letter and presenting yourself convincingly in the interview. We'll examine sample CVs and cover letters (including ones which are real and were successful), exploring them for strengths as well as for what they reveal about differences between applications for industry and those for short-term research positions such as post-docs. You'll work with fellow participants in pairs and small groups to do short exercises and role-plays with feedback from your trainer. The workshop is held in English by a native speaker.


  • Through the examination of selected aspects of the curriculum vitae, you will get familiar with principles which can help you make your own CV clearer and more compelling
  • You have an overview of formal matters relevant when writing a cover letter as well as insights into choosing and structuring the letter’s content effectively
  • You are able to present yourself more confidently and convincingly in English-language interviews 
  • You are aware of several online resources you can explore for finding career opportunities and further information on applying for jobs


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The Trainer

Andrew Cerniski has been training university students and graduates in job-application skills for over 15 years. He is the former head of the Business English Program of the Frankfurt branch of City University of Bellevue, Washington State. Since 2002 he has managed English, Inc. (, a Heidelberg-based provider of Business English training. He holds degrees in business administration, creative writing and English literature.