Kursdetails/Course Details

1.8.1 SoSe 2022

27 April 2022
04 May 2022
25 May 2022

09.30 – 11.00 am each day

accompanied by individual coachings (120 minutes per participant)

Trainer: Dr. Iris Köhler
Course fee:
free of charge
Ort/Venue: Online
Registration deadline:


Since 2017, Dr. Iris Köhler has been supporting young scientists in her seminars on career planning with enthusiasm and competence. Dr. Köhler is a certified personal and business coach and trainer. Most recently, she worked full-time as coordinator of the graduate school of a non-university research institution.

1.8.1 My Competency Profile

Young scientists are often lacking awareness of their competencies, and find it hard to put them into words. However, it is fundamental that young scientists can describe their competencies in a concise way, if they want to apply successfully for positions within and outside academia.

This special course is based on the “Kompetenzenbilanz” coaching method. Course participants analyze their competencies in detail and identify their strengths, practice how to explain them to potential employers and develop an action plan for further development. The schedule is based on the core principals of the “Kompetenzenbilanz” (Experience – Perception – Motivation - Action) and includes information about the job market and practical examples on how to use one’s competency profile in job applications.

AIMS: After this course, participants have developed a comprehensive profile of their competencies, which forms the basis for effective and targeted job applications; can assess their competencies and present them in a concise and adequate way and know their strengths and are able to explain their “added value” to the employer.

Target group: doctoral candidates and postdocs

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