Scientists who enter the job market should know their own skills and should be able to communicate them. Current practice, however, teaches us that scientists can present their research and their practical skills very well, but that they are less aware of the social, communication and directing skills they have.
Interestingly, most PhD’s have experience with completing their thesis, applying for grants, organizing conferences and directing other co-workers. You clearly possess a collection of skills you could see as your Transferable Skills; these are skills you can use in any situation and which make you valuable for the job market.
This workshop is meant for PhD’s who are considering the next step in their career. It is meant for participants who might find it difficult to describe their skills or wonder if they have the skills for a job outside academia.
With use of some practical exercises this workshop will help you get a better view on your own specific skills. It will lead to a starting list which you can use to identify potential future career directions as well as an opportunity to present these skills with the use of examples.