In September, the PIER Education Platform offers an interesting package for all those PhD students and Postdocs interested in professionalizing their job search and applications. So if you might be entering a job application period soon and want to get some expert advice register for this program:

On Sep 1, 9am - 12pm, there will be a lecture which covers the most important aspects of the application process. It will touch upon finding jobs, differences in applying for jobs within or outside academia, how to present yourself (digitally), the written application, CV and cover letter and the job interview. After the lecture you will have the chance to ask questions via a moderated chat.

Find more information and registration for the lecture here: https://indico.desy.de/event/30132/

On Sep 8 and Sep 17, we offer a workshop (two half-days) for those of you who wants to delve even deeper into the topic. In this workshop you can learn how to identify your strengths and qualifications as well as your desired job. You can then practice to prepare a successful application and to interview in a small group.

Find more information and registration for the workshop here: https://indico.desy.de/event/30133/

For both events we work with Claudia von Schultzendorff, who is a successful self-employed trainer, consultant and coach since 1995. She worked in industry as human resource manager in areas such as personnel management, personnel development, education and training for young employees.