Preparing for the next step: improving your CV and practical training to meet your future employer's expectations

16 - 17 January 2006



Students will:
-  improve their CV and learn how to adapt it
-  practice job interviews situations to improve their personal communication style
-  learn about various employer expectations and be prepared for the interview process.


Dr. Pavel Kraus, aht'intermediation,  Liestal

Pavel Kraus, born 1955, holds a Doctorate from ETH Zurich and a master degree from the University of Chicago, both in the fields of geography.
In 1987 he joined Hoffmann-La Roche holding various positions in pharma marketing. As a knowledge networking officer he developed and implemented knowledge management methods in the Roche diagnostics division.
After leaving Roche in 2001, P. Kraus is one of the founding partners of the consulting company aht'intermediation. In addition he teaches at various universities for applied science.


CV Analysis.
Job interview exercise.
Personal communication styles.

precourse assignment

Developing and sending in the current version of CV before January 6, 2006  to Dr. Pavel Kraus.

general information

Dates: January 16-17, 2006

Schedule: 8.55 - 17.10

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Unimail, Chemistry building (G, "Institut de chimie"), room B1

Credit points: 1.0 credit point (Communication)

Evaluation: Active participation including home preparation

Information: Please contact the  NCCR education officer Dr. Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses: NCCR Ph.D. participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) at the end of the term with this form (document)  to Dr. Christiane Bobillier. No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.


This course is open to all Ph.D. students, however priority will be given to NCCR Graduate School participants.

This course is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. 

This course is free, but the effective cost is approx. CHF 400.00 per person. Therefore a waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Registration through the web only: closed. The course is full.

Deadline: January 10, 2006