If you’re an early career academic or coming to the sector from private industry you may not have experience of an academic interview before. Find out how they are different from other interviews and how each discipline may vary their style of interview. This advice comes from academics, Heads of Departments and top career advisors.
To help you identify how you can stand out from the crowd at your next job interview, www.jobs.ac.uk held a 60-minute Google+ Hangout on Air. We picked a panel of experienced, passionate and friendly experts who were all keen to help answer your academic interview questions.
This is question 2 of a series taken from the jobs.ac.uk #jobsQ Google+ Hangout-On-Air event: ‘Academic Job Interviews: Top Tips for Success’ Expert Q&A
Meet the panel:
Aimee Bateman, Founder/Host of Careercake.com, Recruiter, Careers Speaker and Coach
Sarah Blackford, Head of Education & Public Affairs at the Society for Experimental Biology
Michelle Boardman, Senior Academic Manager at the University of Derby
Professor Paul Harper, Professor of Operational Research (OR) and Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University
Professor Nadine Holdsworth, Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick
The full length Q&A can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2LyxCBNXpU
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