2020 EFMD Job Fair for PhDs in Business and Management

practical information


Participation is free of charge for PhD candidates.

Participation fee for recruiting schools and universities:

  • EFMD Member: €495 (+21% VAT) for the first recruiter in a group.
    The second gets a 15% discount and from the 3rd recruiter, a 30% discount is applicable.
  • EFMD Non-Member: €645 (+21% VAT) for the first recruiter in a group.
    The second gets a 15% discount and from the 3rd recruiter, a 30% discount is applicable.


Register as a Candidate

By submitting your CV and the additional materials, and upon the decision of a review committee, you will be selected to participate in the Job Fair

Come back to your profile after 1 October to see the list of recruiting schools and universities!

Material to submit

As part of the registration process, you should upload:

  • your CV
  • your Job Market Paper (A Job Market Paper is the best paper that the candidate has written so far on his research. It can be previously published or not and confidentiality is guaranteed)
  • a recent picture

Please note that these documents are mandatory to participate in the Job Fair. The earlier your profile is complete, the better!

You can also upload additional documents such as:

  • a brief research statement
  • a brief teaching statement
  • information about your Doctoral Supervisor
  • recommendation letters

Your profile can be updated until 30 September, EOB. Then, the material will be made accessible to the recruiters to schedule interviews with the candidates that interest them.

On the Job Fair Virtual Platform, you will have to showcase a (15 min max) video presentation of your Job Market Paper. It is encouraged that you upload a video on your preferred video sharing platform such as Youtube or Vimeo and share with us the link. Please send the link to your video as soon as it is ready to jobfair@efmdglobal.org. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare it. Here are some tips to be most successful:

  1. Prepare slides: about eight slides should be used, max. 10. Have your slides checked by someone to avoid any mistakes! Don’t be too long. Attention span online is shorter than face-to-face.
  2. If you present tabled results, use a clear lay-out and letter type large enough to ensure that an online audience can comfortably read your slides.
  3. Your presentation is a “research question and findings” presentation. However, do not direct your presentation at specialists. Keep it simple and assume that the audience knows about your specific research area only in general terms.
  4. Be concise and to the point! You can surprisingly say a lot in 15 minutes if you do not go into details. Here is how you can structure your presentation:
    • briefly introduce yourself and your career plan;
    • introduce your research question;
    • briefly discuss existing answers in the literature;
    • describe your findings/answers;
    • explain your research method (and data (sources) used when relevant).
    • conclude by highlighting your contribution to the research literature in your area.
  5. Rehearse as much as possible. You will then feel more at ease during the recording. If you exceed your time, make some changes.
  6. For the recording, you may ask a colleague to film you with a smartphone or a camera. Alternatively, video conferencing solutions such as zoom.us offer the possibility to record yourself with your slides, and you do not need a license.


Register as a Recruiter

As a recruiter, you will receive relevant information about all the PhD candidates through the website of the event, organised by research and teaching areas. Please consult the Participants’ Profile section after 1 October to view the profiles of all registered candidates. You can reach out to job-seeking candidates on the platform, after studying the candidates’ profile and watching their video presentation. Candidates that have a specific interest in your institution can also request an interview.