Postdoc: What's next? "Standortbestimmung" and next career steps for postdocs


  • Tendency of your professional career and career orientations
  • Input to position finding and self-assessment (skills audit)
  • Input to career types and working areas
  • Comparison of different job profiles and expected skills
  • Analysis of offers: How to “read” and understand them
  • Skills profiles in and outside academia
  • Explore options on the job market
  • Differences between a CV in and outside academia
  • Define next career steps and measures




  • Reflect on possibilities in academia and alternatives
  • Become aware of the skills profiles for jobs in and outside the academia and their own skills
  • Compare skills profiles in academia with the expectations for jobs outside academia
  • Analyse job announcements from different working areas
  • Know how to «translate» their CV for job applications in different working areas in comparison with applications in academia
  • Outline their next career step(s)

Dagmar Engfer, MSc Geography, Coach and Consultant for Career Development, Certified Member of BSO (Berufsverband für Coaching, Supervision und Organisationsberatung), Lecturer and Trainer at universities and in different organisations and companies.

Target participants    

Postdocs of all faculties at UZH

Language     English
Duration     1.5 days

Full-day workshop:

15 March 2021 9:00 - 17:00

Follow-up, half-day workshops in groups:
22 March 2021 9:00 - 17:00

23 March 2021 9:00 - 12:30



Registration fee     CHF 150.-