Planning a career strategy - Part 2 - Improving your CV and practical training to meet your future employer's expectations - a joint course with CUSO

29-30 September 2015


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.

Content and pre-course assignment

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

Precourse assignment :
Developing and sending in the current version of CV before 11 September 2015  to Dr. Pavel Kraus

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

General information

Dates: 29-30 September 2015

Schedule : 8.55 - 17.05

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building A , room A017

ECTS : 1.0 (category Communication)

Evaluation : Active participation including preparation (home work as described; please note the deadlines)

Information : Please contact Dr Pavel Kraus or the coordinator Dr Christiane Bobillier

Registration fee : None. Lunch is included on the 2nd day of the course for participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology. and CUSO doctoral program in Ecology and Evolution. For all other participants: CHF 15 (optional, to be paid at the registration desk).

Travel expenses :

For DP-biol participants: see reimbursement conditions

For CUSO doctoral program in Ecology and Evolution: see E&E web site


  • This course is open to all PhD students, however priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology"  and CUSO doctoral program in Ecology and Evolution participants until 30 June 2015.
    Minimum number of participants: 12, maximum: 16.
  • This course is free, but the effective cost is approx. CHF 400.00 per person. Therefore a waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Registration through the web only: closed

Please note the cancellation policy   (CHF 200) .

Deadline: 11 September 2015