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Come and try an alternative recruitment method!

Bérénice Kimpe

Imagine you are looking for a job and you find an ad that matches your profile. You send your résumé and you catch the attention of the recruiter. “Bingo! I’m getting a job interview!” Because for you, there is no other option than a job interview and you feel prepared for this exercise. Suddenly…
… you understand that you’re not invited for an interview but for an Assessment Center: what is it???

An Assessment Center
is a recruitment method in which a group of candidates are being tested in real situations: through different kinds of activities (in plenum or in groups, individual tests), the recruiter can assess the candidates for a set of skills required for the open position.

Even if it is best to behave naturally, being prepared for this kind of process can help because you won’t be surprised by the intensity of the program.

The Franco-German branch ABG-FGU will organize a simulation of Assessment Center (called Development Center) on December 1st and 2nd in Saarbrücken (Germany – less than 2 hours from Paris and 1,5 hours from Strasbourg by train).

Unlike an Assessment Center, Development Center doesn’t aim at fulfilling a position. For each of the five assessed skills (leadership, creativity, team spirit, assertiveness, analytical thinking), your strengths and your development potential will be pinpointed with regard to your professional goals.

This program is organized for PhD students and doctorate holders from French and German universities or research institutes, from all disciplines and all nationalities. Max. number of participants : 8


It takes place in the youth hostel Yves Robert, address: 20 Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, 75018 Paris (a wooden building opposite 43 rue Pajol).

Monday 1st of December: 9 am – 6 pm | Development Center:
  • Activities in groups, in plenum and individual exercises.
  • Lunch and coffee-break included.

Tuesday 2nd of December: 2 pm – 6 pm | Individual feedbacks, program evaluation

For information: participants of this Development Center are kindly invited to the Apero Doc on international mobility that takes place on the same evening.

  • fees: 90 € (travel costs are not covered by the organisators)

Bérénice Kimpe
Tel. : (+33) (0)

ABG is a French non-profit organization. Our missions are :
  • To facilitate the transition of PhDs (whatever their field and seniority) from academia to the private sector;
  • To help companies recruit PhDs.

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