Career opportunities after the PhD are plentiful and often hidden in the non-academic job market. Let us explore and exchange best practices in compiling a CV or resume that reflects the passion, skills, and knowledge collected throughout the academic career and fitted for the desired position.
Additional topics and questions addressed during the course include: What is required for a position in the industry? Have you considered becoming an entrepreneur? How can you best prepare for a job interview?

We assist you in identifying the career path that allows you to step into your purpose with passion, joy, the academic skillset and the expertise you gained in your research field.

Team Access 2 Perspectives


  • Increase your visibility as a scientist: Reputation Building
  • Professional networks and how to utilise them – online and offline
  • Career alternatives 
  • Hidden jobs
  • Optimizing your CV or resume
  • Transferable skills for the transition outside academia
  • Common questions in a job interview
  • Elevator pitch

This course can be aligned to your requirements regarding duration, form and content.

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Links & References

AcademiaNet is a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines.
Persson T, (2015), How to work with a scientific recruiter,
Persson T, (2016), Moving your career to Stockholm, Sweden,

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PhD Career Stories is a podcast about the diversity of career opportunities after the PhD, be it in academia, industry or elsewhere. Stories are narrated by the people themselves. | Website:


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