Planning a career strategy - Improving your CV and practical training to meet your future employer's expectations

14-15 March 2017


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 24 February 2017  to Dr. Pavel Kraus

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

General information

Dates: 14-15 March 2017

Schedule : 8.55 - 17.05

Venue: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, Emile-Argand 11, building E, room E326 (3rd floor)

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 1st day of the course for participants of the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology. For all other participants: CHF 15 (optional, to be paid at the registration desk).

Travel expenses :

For DP-biol participants: see reimbursement conditions


  • This course is open to all PhD students, however priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology" until 30 January 2017.
    Minimum number of participants: 10, 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 100).

Deadline: 7 March 2017