Career Paths Beyond Academia

Career Paths Beyond Academia20.06.2023 09:00 - 16:00 (Tue)MPI Dev Bio - Seminar room 0.A.01Tina Persson
Target group: 
PhD students
Elisabeth Weir

While academic employers are looking for qualifications and experiences in teaching, research, and publishing grants and awards, non-academic employers are looking for a combination of abilities, skills, knowledge, and culture fit for their organization.

In this workshop you will

--> learn how to articulate you values and skills to non-academic employers.

Key takeaways:

  • What are transferable skills are and why are they so important
  • Learn how to use transferable skills to express what you want in your CV and in interviews (showing some CV examples)
  • Learn to connect your transferable skills to your drives and motivation
  • Identify a job field you find attractive and interesting

Furthermore, you will

--> learn how you can identify exciting job titles, learn what’s behind a job title, what career sectors are attractive for PhD holders and which non-academic jobs are a good match for a post-PhD and a postdoc career.

Key takeaways:

  • The strategy behind the skill searching strategy – How to headhunt your own job
  • Job boards – Showing an AGILE job searching approach
  • LinkedIn – How to use LinkedIn to nail your job
  • Communication with Key Professionals

Subsequent to the workshop, each participant has the opportunity to have one face-to-face coaching with the trainer.


About the tutor: 
Tina Persson is a career & Leadership Coach, Author, and Entrepreneur whose creativity, confidence, and tenacity have earned her the reputation as a dynamic leader. She is also an invited speaker facilitating seminars and workshops for PhDs professionals and early researchers, supporting them in their career development. As a businesswoman, she is the Founder of Passage2pro AB, Aptahem AB, a biotech start-up company, featured over 20 scientific publications, inventor of 2 scientific patents, and the host of the PhD Career Stories podcast. After spending nearly two decades in academia, Tina entered the staffing industry, gaining eight years of expertise working as a Recruiter and Talent Sourcer. Combining her multifaceted experience, she is adept at empowering researchers to pave their way to a smooth transition from the academic world to a fulfilling career beyond academia.