Starting a career in industry

5. - 6. October 2018

Empa, Dübendorf, AKADEMIE

STARTING A CAREER IN INDUSTRY: MATCHING MARKET NEEDS AND

SELF-PRESENTATION

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 and contractual obligations

 

OBJECTIVES

– 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

– Participants review hiring terms: arriving in a company setting

The language of the course is English.

For Empa employees the course is sponsored by Empa-Academy. The registration is binding. In case of non-appearance without reason a fee of CHF 100.– has to be paid. For non-Empa employees costs on request.