Know your Transferable Skills

As a PhD student or postdoc who enters the job market, you should know your own skills and should be able to communicate them. Many people inside academia find that difficult.
Most scientists can present their scientific knowledge, their research- and their practical skills very well. They are, however, less aware of the social, communication and directing skills they have.

Don’t forget you have experience with completing your thesis, maybe also with 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.

With use of some practical exercises this workshop will make sure you get a better view on your own skills. You also will be able to present them with the use of good examples during e.g. a job interview.