Up to 30% of PhDs have been employed abroad. Getting a better understanding of departure and return facilitates effective employment. Work experience abroad can be a real asset for recruiters if it is part of a coherent career plan. This interactive course offers you the opportunity to:
- Understand the state of the international job market
- Prepare for geographic mobility
- Understand the recruitment processes
The workshop, given by Laurence Theunis (ADOC Talent Management), focuses on 3 parts:
UNIT 1: DISCOVER THE PHD JOB MARKET ABROAD
- Learn about the geographical areas that employ the most PhD's
- Understand the rate of PhD employment in international business sectors (including postdoc contracts)
- Discover the paths of PhD's who have successfully found international careers
- Understand salary levels in different geographical areas
UNIT 2: PREPARE TO TRAVEL TO A NEW JOB
- Discover international recruiting structures
- Learn and understand the different recruitment approaches in different geographical areas
- Discover international application requirements (CV, supporting letters, etc.)
UNIT 3: PREPARE TO RETURN
- Anchor your international mobility within the longer-term structure of your professional plans
- Prepare your return: maintain your networks, etc.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to...
- anticipate the pursuit of a career abroad,
- use a decision-making methodology to make choices,
- develop a relevant methodology to implement an international mobility project,
- develop relevant communication aligned with their mobility plan.
An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:
- personal effectiveness:
- academic research competences:
- interpersonal competences:
- oral communication
- PhD students and postdocs
- 14 places available
When and where?
- October 6, 2021, 9:30-17:00
- campus Hasselt, Old Prison, green room (OG-B1.1Gr)
- Registration is closed since September 8, 2021.
- As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email.
- Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).
- DS BSH: category 'career management & personal development' - session aimed at career management
- DS HLS: category 'transferable skills' - one transferable skills course
- DS ST: category 'career & personal development' - course about career & personal development, OR category 'internationalisation & global citizenship' - info session about (funding) possibilities to perform research abroad (if you prefer the latter, please send an email to email@example.com)