Career development workshop

Designed specifically for Bioscience postdoctoral researchers this webinar series will provide a unique opportunity to help you to reflect on your own personal strengths, increase your self awareness and apply this to your career planning and decision making strategy You will learn how to promote yourself effectively in a CV and covering letter, online and at interview to improve your application success whether for an academic or non-academic post.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the webinars participants will:

  1. know the basic theory of career planning and be able to apply it to their own career strategy;
  2. be more self-aware about their skills and capabilities and how to apply this knowledge to the job market;
  3. be able to make more informed decisions about their career, whether within or outside of academia;
  4. be more knowledgeable about the job market and appreciate employer requirements;
  5. be able to write an effective CV and feel more confident to adapt it to different jobs;
  6. feel more confident about communicating their skills and strengths in an interview;
  7. have formulated a personal action plan to follow up after the workshop.

Webinar 1: Tuesday 19th May (14.00 15.30)

Career planning and making effective career choices A career planning overview coupled with tools and information associated with career decision making will assist you in making informed career choices and identify areas for personal and professional career development.

Webinar 2: Wednesday 20th May (14.00 15.30)

The job market and how to research and locate careers of interest Examination of the employment market and learning a variety of job seeking strategies will help you to be more knowledgeable about the career landscape and how to locate and access a range of careers.

Webinar 3: Tuesday 26th May (14.00 15.30)

Writing an effective CV and covering letter In this webinar participants will learn how to adapt their CV and target their cover letter depending on the type of role, with plenty of example resources.

Webinar 4: Wednesday 27th May (14.00 15.30)

Self presentation and interview technique This informative webinar includes practice interview exercises, with the opportunity to give and receive feedback so that participants will feel more confident to present themselves in person and on line.

Instructor: Sarah Blackford
Postgraduate-qualified academic careers adviser with an established international reputation and over 20 years’ experience supporting research staff with their career management and development. With a background in scientific research and publishing and qualified with a master’s degree in career guidance and coaching, Sarah has authored papers based on her careers work and a book entitled Career planning for research bioscientists. Much of her advice and resources are available on her blog,

The attendance is free of charge for the postdocs/assistant professors employed at BRIC/Finsen.
Postdocs and assistant professors from other departments at the university of Copenhagen will be able to participate if seats are available. Price: 1150 DKK
You are required to attend all webinars.

Cancellation policy
If you don't attend or cancel your participation just before the webinars, you will be charged the full cost of the workshop (apply to all)

Number of participants: limited to 20
Deadline for applying: May 12