Posts tagged Interviewing

Practice Faculty Interviews with Dr. Chalkley

Kate Stuart
November 17, 2016
Posted in Announcements

In the months of December, January, and February on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30am, Roger Chalkley is offering to help postdocs who are currently interviewing for research faculty jobs by doing an individual practice interview session. Participants must have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you will be asked to fill out a survey about your current interviewing situation, dress as you would in a professional interview, and treat the opportunity like a real practice! 

Postdocs: Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley

Kate Stuart
November 21, 2014

In the months of December and January on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8am, Roger Chalkley is offering to help postdocs who are currently interviewing for research faculty jobs by doing an individual practice interview session. Participants must be currently interviewing for academic faculty positions at research institutions. If interested, you will be asked to fill out a survey about your current interviewing situation, dress as you would in a professional interview, and treat the opportunity like a real practice! 

Interviewing with the Dean for Your Academic Position

Rachel Howell
November 14, 2014

Interviewing with the Deans for Your Academic Position Wednesday, November 19; 11 am – 12 pm Alumni Hall 201   Three Vanderbilt deans share insights gleaned from interviewing numerous candidates for academic jobs. What impresses a dean? What should a candidate be prepared to discuss? What should a candidate NOT do when meeting with a dean? This panel offers a rare opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of highly experienced academic deans. Panelists include:

Interviewing with the Deans for Your Academic Position

Rachel Howell
September 12, 2014

Interviewing with the Deans for Your Academic PositionWed, November 19, 11am – 12pmAlumni Hall 201 Three Vanderbilt deans share insights gleaned from interviewing numerous candidates for academic jobs. What impresses a dean? What should a candidate be prepared to discuss? What should a candidate NOT do when meeting with the dean? This panel offers a rare opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of highly experienced academic deans.

5 Steps to Becoming a More Active Listener

Rachel Howell
June 26, 2014

Listen up! Active listening isn’t just helpful for personal relationships and learning… it’s also great for interviews. Especially important is hearing the actual interview question… not the one you think the hiring manager is asking you. This article from BioSpace elaborates ways to become a more active and better listener during a job interview.

Preparing for Next Year's Job Market

Rachel Howell
June 24, 2014

The Academic Job Search Season is here again! This recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae, Preparing for Next Year's Job Market, offers advice for tailoring your cover letter, writing (sometimes required) faith statements or diversity statements, and preparing for interviews. 

"Essential Steps to Conducting an Informational Interview"

Rachel Howell
June 20, 2014

Our career development colleagues at the Georgia Tech Center for Career Discovery and Development have a great online resource on the " essential steps to conducting an informational interview." Their list is very informative, including how to locate contacts, the steps to make an appointment, examples of what to say during an initial contact, the actual questions in an informational interview, and tips on follow-up and assessing the experience. 

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