CONTACT24 – CV-Check

A complete and convincing application portfolio is the key to being invited to a job interview. But what do you need for a perfect portfolio?

Meet the human resources experts from the Agentur für Arbeit, Horbach and Hesse/Schrader will be at CONTACT2024 to give you valuable tips and 1-on-1 advice on how to optimise your CV.

In addition, only at CONTACT2024 you will have the opportunity to book online CV checks with the PhD Career Consultancy at the BioContact Workshop desk. These CV checks will take place online on 22.04.2024.

Registration information: Please note that each visitor of the job fair can only attend one consultation appointment. Please approach the BioContact team at the Workshop desk at least 15 minutes before your appointment on the day of the fair. If you do not show up, your appointment will be allocated to another person.

The registration opened on 21.03.2024. Since 11.04. all slots are already taken.

Didn't get a place in advance? Depending on availability, you may have the opportunity to register for a portfolio check at short notice on the day of the job fair. Approach us at the BioContact Workshop desk.

Organization Description
Wir checken das für Sie! Kommen Sie zur individuellen
Besprechung Ihrer Bewerbungsunterlagen zum Hochschulteam der Agentur für Arbeit

17.04.2024 | Petra Kuhn & Ellen Winbauer | Dauer 30-40 min | DKFZ | 10 Slots |

Das Hochschulteam der Agentur für Arbeit Heidelberg bietet Ihnen ein individuelles Feedback zu Ihren Bewerbungsunterlagen an.
Überzeugt Ihr Anschreiben?
Ihr Lebenslauf?
Sind die Anlagen passend?
Werden formale Kriterien erfüllt?
Wir erarbeiten mit Ihnen konkrete Vorschläge zu Ihrer überzeugenden Bewerbung.
Application Document Check

17.04.2024 | Dr. Branko Woischwill | Duration approx. 20 min | DKFZ | 17 slots |

For individuals interested in having their application documents reviewed, we are offering personalized consultation sessions following the lecture. Advanced registration via the BioContact website is required. Instead of bringing your documents to the Techniker Krankenkasse booth, please arrive at the BioContact workshop desk ahead of time. For the sake of ensuring a quiet environment conducive to detailed consultations, the document checks will be conducted in aseparate room away from the booths. Organizational staff will guide participants from the BioContact workshop desk to the consultation room.
Your suitable CV for your suitable position

17.04.2024 | Dominik Saulér | Duration approx. 30 min | DKFZ | 24 slots |

During this year’s CONTACT2023 you can take advantage of our CV check. Your CV is your application’s centerpiece. It should answer all questions concerning your qualifications, experiences and skills and at the same time it must be individual and brief:
What are the most important parts of my CV?
How can I express what I really want to say?
What can I do in order to avoid misinterpretation?
What if my CV is longer than two pages?
How can I adopt and individualize my CV to different job offers?
During the 30 minutes CV check answers to those questions will be given by the experts of Horbach Wirtschaftsberatung. Your documents will be analyzed and valuable tips regarding their content, your position relative to competitors and your career options will be given to you.
Your thesis should definitely be mentioned within your CV – but your CV should not be your thesis!
Confidential career interviews

22.04.2024 | Sarah Blackford | Duration approx. 30 min | Online - Zoom | 10 slot |

You will have the chance to book one of the high demanded CV checks only at the CONTACT24 from 10 am!

Registered delegates of CONTACT2024 will have the opportunity to book a confidential careers interview with a professional PhD career consultant* about any aspect of their career. This might be to receive guidance and advice on career plans, check your CV, discuss ways to develop your career, investigate ways to improve your job seeking strategy, help you to formulate a personal action plan, and any other aspects related to your career. The schedule allows for 10 career interviews, with each one lasting for up to 30 minutes. These will be allocated on a first-come first- served basis.
*Sarah Blackford is a certified academic career coach with a background in scientific research, publishing and higher education careers advisory work. She specializes in helping bioscience doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to transition successfully to their next role, whether it‘s within or outside of academia. She has over 20 years’ experience of delivering career workshops and one-to-one coaching in research institutions and universities and much of her advice and resources are published on her blog, A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and registered member of the Career Development Institute, Sarah adheres to a recognized ethical code of practice.

If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to workshops [at]