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ASPIRE Cafe for Postdoctoral Fellows: Informational Interviewing-Your Most Powerful Networking Tool

Mar. 14, 2019—Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:00am 407 AB Light Hall Ashley Brady, PhD Have you ever heard of an informational interview? Come learn about one the most powerful, yet underutilized, networking tools available to you. Find out what an informational interview entails, how to set one up, what questions you should be asking, and how this...

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley

Dec. 13, 2018—In the months of January, and February 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 have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you will...

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley, PhD

Nov. 15, 2017—In the months of December, January, and February 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 have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you...

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Use VU Library’s resource – First Research – to assist with Interview Prep

Dec. 2, 2016—Interviews often come up on short notice. Use the First Research database for Industry Profiles including : overviews, challenges, trends, financials, forecasts, growth rating, and industry drivers. Owen students love the “Call Prep Question” and “Executive Insights” for Q&A pairs at the C-Suite level.

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Dr. Chalkley

Nov. 17, 2016—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...

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How to Look Good in Skype Interviews

May. 4, 2016—In less than 5 minutes, this video helpfully explains how to look good during Skype interviews.

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Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley

Dec. 10, 2015—In the months of December, January, and February 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 have a faculty position currently scheduled for academic faculty positions at a research institutions. If interested, you...

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How to make a good first impression

Oct. 27, 2015—Meeting someone new for a business meeting, interview, or conference? How to make a good first impression, by author Harvey Mackay for The Business Journals, provides tips for how to act – and what not to do – when meeting new acquaintances for the first time.

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Navigating the Academic Landscape featuring Dean Fauchet

Aug. 13, 2015—                  This seminar is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering who are actively pursuing faculty jobs as well as those who are exploring academia as one possible career path. Dr. Fauchet will provide a 30,000 foot view of the role of universities...

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50 Most Common Interview Questions (great blog post from Glassdoor)

May. 1, 2015—Prepping for a job interview? Courtesy of Glassdoor, here's a list of 50 common interview questions you should be ready to answer in your interview. 

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Postdocs: Practice Faculty Interviews with Roger Chalkley

Nov. 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...

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Applying for Academic Jobs

Sep. 5, 2014—The Graduate School Career Development presents Applying for Academic Jobs Thursday, 9/25: 5:00 – 6:15 pm; Alumni 201 Fall is the prime academic job search season. You’ll learn about the process, the documents you need to create, and what to expect in your search.

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Two Part Series on Industry Interviews

Jul. 7, 2014—In this recent article for ScienceCareers, recruiter Dave Jensen presents Views on an Interview, a two-part summary of a “typical” job interview for a biotech company. In Part 1, the job candidate tackles HR interviews, a job talk, lunch, and unanticipated interview questions. In Part 2, an individual interview turns into a panel interview and the day ends with a surprise...

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Landing Your First Academic Job

Jun. 26, 2014—Follow the series at Inside Higher Ed about landing “Your First Academic Job” by William Helmreich. The first article in the series gives helpful insights on 14 ways to get the interview, and the second article highlights how to excel in the interview. Be sure to follow the article for more advice on your academic job search.

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Preparing for a Job Interview

Jun. 26, 2014—Preparing for job interviews can be tough. Researching the company and the job, writing out possible interview questions and answers, and practicing with a friend are all great ways to prepare for the interview(s).   The Chronicle of Higher Education has two great recent articles to read through before jumping into the interview process. The...

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“Essential Steps to Conducting an Informational Interview”

Jun. 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...

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Illegal Interview Questions – What They Are and How to Handle Them

Jun. 12, 2014—“Illegal Interview Questions – What They Are and How to Handle Them,” NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education, OITE Careers Blog “In the United States, federal and state laws prohibit prospective employers from asking certain questions that are not related to the job for which they are hiring; however, most interviewers are not deliberately trying...

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Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students

Feb. 21, 2014—Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students Tues., Feb. 25, 4:30 – 5:30 pm 201 Alumni Hall Not sure what to expect from job interviews in business/industry, non-profits or government? We’ll go over ways to prepare, types of interviews, and questions you might expect. –No RSVP needed Sponsored by Graduate School Career Development

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Nashville Area Career Fair, February 11, 2014

Jan. 23, 2014—The Nashville Area Career Fair is on Tuesday, February 11, at the Williamson County Ag Exposition Park. The event is free, but tickets are required. The BRET Office of Career Development has your tickets! For more information, visit www.nashvillefairs.org. Email kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edu to request a ticket. She will put tickets at the BRET front desk (Light...

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Dealing with the dreaded, “Do you have any questions for me?” in an interview

Aug. 24, 2013—How should you respond? What could you possibly ask that you haven’t already learned from your extensive pre-interview research and that doesn’t venture into “no-no” category (think: salary, time-off)? This recent article by James Caan for LinkedIn describes three great questions to ask as the interview is winding down.

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