Planning a Career Strategy - part 2 - Improving your CV and practical training to meet your future employer's expectations

2-3 December 2013

 A joint course with the new doctoral program Molecular sciences in the context of life and material sciences and CUSO doctoral program in Ecology and evolution


Students will:

  • improve their CV and learn how to adapt it
  • practice job interviews situations to improve their personal communication style
  • learn about various employer expectations and be prepared for the interview process


Dr. Pavel Kraus, AHT intermediation GmbH, Pfäffikon

Pavel Kraus, born 1955, holds a Doctorate from ETH Zurich and a master degree from the University of Chicago, both in the fields of geography.
In 1987 he joined Hoffmann-La Roche holding various positions in pharma marketing. As a knowledge networking officer he developed and implemented knowledge management methods in the Roche diagnostics division.
After leaving Roche in 2001, P. Kraus is one of the founding partners of the consulting company aht'intermediation. In addition he teaches at various universities for applied science.


  • CV Analysis.
  • Job interview exercise.
  • Personal communication styles.

Precourse assignment :
Developing and sending in the current version of CV before 26 November 2013  to Dr. Pavel Kraus ( pavel.kraus (AT) aht.ch ).

Useful link: http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/

General information

Date : 2-3 December 2013

Schedule : 8.55 - 17.00

Location : University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail

Credit point : 1.0 (Communication activity)

Evaluation : Active participation including preparation

Information : Please contact Pavel Kraus or the doctoral program coordinator Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses : see reimbursement conditions

Participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology, of the new doctoral program Molecular sciences in the context of life and material sciences, and of CUSO doctoral program in ecology and evolution are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form to Christiane Bobillier.

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  • This course is open to all Ph.D. students.
  • This course is free (but note that the effective cost is approx. CHF 300.00 per person).
  • Minimum number of participants: 12, maximum: 16.

Registration through the web only: closed

Please note the cancellation policy   (CHF 50) .

Deadline: 28 November 2013