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11. - 13. November 2019

Scientific Skills Workshops

Job Market Interview Training


11. - 13. November 2019
Individual start times, 90 minutes each session


Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin


Sigrid Pearson

In the academic job market, a face to face interview is the central process to convince potential employers of your future research prospects. Handling a job interview successfully is not an easy challenge, but the skills needed to present yourself in the best light can be practiced. For this reason, this year the BSE will offer job market interview training in the form of a ‘mock interview’.

We will simulate the interview based on a fictive job vacancy in your field of interest. The “selection committee” will consist of at least two senior researchers in your field, e.g. your supervisor and post docs. Moreover, we have invited a job interview coach who will assist in preparing your talk during the days before the interview and attend the talks to give detailed feedback on your performance after the simulation.


Sigrid Pearson, MA (Dubl.), MA (Lond.), BSc (Hons), CTEFLA

Sigrid Pearson coaches students and professionals in job applications and interviews, business English and academic skills at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and previously at the University of Hamburg and in international businesses. She also worked in a business psychology research institute for several years translating and editing academic texts. Earlier in her career, she was a manager at Times Mirror International Publishers in London. She now applies her management training and experience in interviewing and direct sales to help students ‘market’ themselves to employers.