7 Answered Questions for the topic job search
How to do I make a great 1st Impression during an Interview?
Useful strategies for answering "dumb" questions in a talk?
It has often been said that there is no such thing as a dumb question. And yet - perhaps due only to inattention, lack of sleep, or hunger - otherwise brilliant people sometimes manage to ask some... more
Should the length of a research statement and a teaching statement be the same?
I am applying to a faculty position that emphasizes both research and undergraduate teaching. The application asks for a research statement and a teaching statement.I realize that both documents... more
Postdoctoral job search: freedom?
As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following... more
If you're given an hour, is it bad to finish a job talk in half an hour?
I am applying for postdoc this year. I was given standard one hour for my job talk. I prepared for a 45-50 minute talk and 10-15 minutes for Q & A. But probably I spoke bit too fast and also... more
Could teaching at community college for a few years harm my career?
If one aspired to a traditional, research-based academic career in a major university, would teaching for a few years at a community college (say, after the Master's) be damaging to one's CV? I'm... more
Presentation about a complex problem for a Second-Stage Job Interview?
I will soon be attending a second stage job interview with an IT firm specializing in security systems and financial fraud prevention.I have been asked to prepare a 20 minute presentation regarding... more