Job Interviews

How to be Prepared

Course Information

  • Monday, October 14, 2019,
    8:30 AM till 3:30 PM
  • Monday, November 11, 2019,
    8:30 AM till 3:30 PM
  • Registration Opens
    August 7, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Registration Deadline
    September 16, 2019
    Course Fees
    This course is free of charge and for doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel only (min. 6, max. 14 participants).
    Dr. Janina Bühler
    1 ECTS
    Organized by

    Graduate Center
    Transferable Skills
    GRACE Homepage


    Do you want to be prepared for your job interview and to build self-confidence for this important situation? In this workshop, participants will learn how to increase the likelihood of obtaining a job interview, how to prepare for the interview, how to excel in the moment of the interview, and how to follow-up after a job interview.


    This workshop focuses on two aspects of the job interview. In the first section of this course, we will cover relevant aspects that take place before the interview, such as preparing your application material. In the second section, we will concentrate on the interview itself by practicing this situation. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a toolbox that they can apply to their next job interview. Although the emphasis of the workshop will be on job interviews in an academic context, participants interested in applications outside of academia are equally invited to participate.


    On the one hand, the workshop will provide content-based information about job interviews. On the other hand, the format of the workshop is interactive and hands-on. Participants are invited to get actively involved in the course and to practice newly learned principles.

    Target Group

    Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

    About the Trainer

    Janina Bühler received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Basel. In 2016 and 2017, Janina Bühler was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Riverside and at Northwestern University, where she became familiar with the US job interview system. Beside her academic pursuits, Janina Bühler works as coach for individuals and couples, and has given lectures at the University of Basel, the VHS Basel, and the VHS Zürich.


    Workshop 14 h, preparation 6 h, follow-up 5 h.


    Registrations will be processed according on a “first come, first served” principle. The course registration will be confirmed by email. The registration to a course makes the participation in the full training mandatory. For this workshop unexcused absence and cancellation of the workshop after the registration deadline leads to a penalty fee of CHF 30.00. (send an email to Please find the detailed regulations on the Transferable Skills Homepage.


    Universitätsbibliothek Basel, GRACE room 306 (3rd floor) Schönbeinstrasse 18-20, 4056 Basel

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