How Not to Blow an Interview
For those in the thick of interview season, we offer a roundup of great advice for putting your best foot forward.
During the current interview season, expect to be asked how the pandemic has affected you. Think about how you overcame challenges of research, teaching, writing, mentoring. Focus on the positive. And confer with your mentor, who will remind you of accomplishments you may overlook. (If you think of a real “win,” add it to a PAR List.)
Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview – Control what you can control, and prepare to answer the most common questions.
The Most Important Interview Question – Variations of “Tell me about yourself.”
Junior Prof’s Preliminary Interview Questions – 27 questions, some subset of which you will almost certainly be asked. Prepare your answers now.
Acing the Reverse Interview – When all you’re asked is whether you have any questions, here’s how to smoothly insert info about your skills and accomplishments. (On the topic of questions, also read The Professor Is In: Good Question and Nailing the Final Interview Question)
The Etiquette Minefield of the Interview Meal – From a hospitality industry expert who teaches business etiquette seminars, best practices for dinner with your future colleagues.
What to Do Immediately After an Interview – Method for processing how an interview went to help you decide whether to stay in the game.
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