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CareerTalk in the Winter Semester 2019/2020

The CareerTalk took place for the third time in the winter semester 2019/2020. This semester, the focus was on the time immediately before and after the start of the job. In November and December, students had the opportunity to get input from experts from the business world on topics such as motivation letters, job interviews or secret codes in job references - the speakers were also available to answer all questions about starting a career in the workshops. At the end of the series of workshops, the Career Service again offered a free photo shoot for application photos.

Here, you can find out which workshops were offered in the winter semester 2019/2020.


SPECULATIVE APPLICATION AND LETTER OF MOTIVATION - STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

25.11.2019, 17 to 20 hrs in U.11.03 - Speaker: Oona Posch (Aldi)

Does it make sense to deviate from the classic application forms? In the past workshops of the CareerTalk this question occupied the students again and again. At the kick-off event in the winter semester we will now get to the bottom of it: How much initiative is desired by the companies? How can speculative applications or letters of motivation be structured and what should be considered? The speaker, Ooona Posch, will discuss these questions with you and give you concrete insights into how the special forms of application are accepted in a large company like ALDI Nord.

CHALLENGES IN JOB INTERVIEWS - CONVINCE IN THE SKYPE INTERVIEW AND VIDEO PITCH

27.11.2019, 16 to 19 o'clock in U.15.07 - Speaker: Alina Fischer (Hays)

"I would appreciate an invitation for a personal interview." Quite a few cover letters end with this sentence. But the classic job interview is no longer necessarily the next step in the application process. Instead, applicants are increasingly being invited to introduce themselves via Skype - especially if the potential new job is far away from their current place of residence. Or employers can set a specific task such as a self-presentation via video to get to know applicants better. Alina Fischer of the personnel service provider Hays will be able to prepare you in the workshop with many tips for these challenges in the application process.

THE FIRST 100 DAYS IN THE JOB: A RELAXED START INTO YOUR CAREER

03.12.2019, 16 o'clock in lecture hall 32 - Speaker: Zeit Campus

This is an offer of the ZEIT-Verlag in partnership with the Techniker Krankenkasse.

Anyone coming from university and immersing themselves in professional life is entering uncharted territory. How do you get the best possible start? What does successful time management look like? The Zeit Campus event will give you answers to these and many more questions.

THESES IN THE COMPANY - APPLYING THE THEORY IN PRACTICE

12.12.2019, 16 to 19 o'clock in B.06.01 - Speaker: Monika Hentschel and Michel Hose (Barmenia)

The final thesis is the end of your studies - but can also be the beginning of your career! Use the time during which you write your thesis to gain practical experience in addition to theoretical knowledge. Whether you are writing your bachelor's or master's thesis, you can use it to make contacts within the company, develop your own skills and optimise your CV. However, your work should not only benefit you, but also the company. In this workshop you will learn what is important from the point of view of an employer like Barmenia when you write your thesis in the company and what you can score points with in the application process.

SECRET CODES IN WORK CERTIFICATES - WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO?

17.12.2019, 16 to 19 hrs in B.06.01 - Speaker: Robin Haase (Huawei Technologies)

Whether for an internship, working student or permanent position - the job reference documents your employment, performance and qualifications with a previous employer and serves personnel officers as an important selection criterion in application processes. You should therefore pay close attention to what your job reference says and whether you agree with it. In this workshop Robin Haase, Recruitment Specialist at Huawei Germany, will give you an insight into the secret codes in job references.

THE PERFECT APPLICATION PHOTO

19.12.2019, 15:30 to 20:00 in B.06.01
Photographer: Sebastian Jarych

The first impression counts! A photo in the curriculum vitae is not obligatory, but it is still common. Take the chance and have a professional application photo taken of you during the workshop series! Register now and secure your place. Participation is, like the entire CareerTalk free for you! Our tips for your perfect job application photo: If possible, ladies choose blouses and blazers in simple colours. Make-up and hairstyle should also be kept discreet. For men, the shirt and sack coat in plain colours will ensure a professional appearance.