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Telling a story on your achievements to convince recruiters

[0.5 day]

“Tell me about one of your achievements.” “What are you proud of?” “You say you are perseverant. Tell me more.” These are questions that recruiters regularly ask candidates during interviews. Coming across convincingly demands preparation; you must come ready to tell an impactful story that shows you in your best light.

Companies, research institutes, universities, foundations and other organizations: please contact us to schedule your session.

Target audience:
PhD-holder -
PhD candidate -


  1. Identify the achievements/successes that have punctuated your experience to date.
  2. Compose a story that relates your successful endeavours and highlights your role and what makes you special.
  3. Tailor the narrative according to your objectives.


  1. Personalized work in small groups, with sharing of experiences
  2. A workshop focusing mainly on practice drills
  3. Several different workshops can be combined to build a tailor-made training program


One half-day, for groups of about 10 trainees


Methods and concepts to take away:

  • Composing an effective story: the advantages of the narrative style
  • How to identify achievements and successes, why you should talk about them and how

Practical exercise:

  • Identifying your achievements/successes
  • Working independently to develop the narrative describing an achievement, presenting it to the group and improving the narrative
  • Identifying the skills and aptitudes illustrated; adjusting the narrative according to objectives


“The trainer was really kind and commited to help us and also to understand what we said. In addition, she created an interactive environment, it was very good. Thanks.”
“Everything was perfect, which was a pleasant surprise because I went into the workshop with considerable doubts as to what purpose it might serve.”
"The storytelling part was very captivating. You can immediately see the usefulness of illustrating your skills with telling examples!"

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