Conferences have started and interviews have begun. TPII clients are scarfing up interview invites right and left, and it’s very gratifying.
Normally, I would expect to do an Interview Bootcamp with most of my clients, to prepare them for the real thing. Unfortunately, all of my Interview Bootcamp slots are already completely filled through mid-January.
Because of that, I created the Interview Bootcamp Webinar, which I have offered several times, and will continue to offer regularly through the Fall and Winter. The next one is next Thursday, Nov. 15, at 2 PM Pacific/5 PM EST/22:00 GMT. Here’s the description:
***In this 90-minute Webinar I teach you how to interview effectively for an academic job. We cover the most important elements of the interview, the most common errors made by candidates, and the most effective modes of organizing your responses to the major questions. As always, I provide templates for you to use in planning your responses, and abundant examples of both bad and good answers.
I also cover how best to prepare for interviews, whether they are by skype or phone, at the conference, or at a campus visit. Special tips for the dreaded Skype interview included.
Naturally we’ll touch on how to dress for the interview, and the all important issue of body language as well.
As always there will be plenty of time for Q and A at the end.
This Webinar channels all of Dr. Karen’s individual Interview Bootcamp energy and information, so that even those who didn’t get on the schedule for an individual Bootcamp in Fall 2012 will still know how to rock their interviews and get the job.***
You can sign up for it by clicking “Add to Cart” below.
After completing payment by clicking below, you will be redirected to the dedicated Go-To-Meeting Webinar Registration page, where you will fill out a registration form and be given instructions and an access code to sign in on your chosen day.
Now, moving on. I want everyone who is preparing for an interview to read the following posts:
Particularly this last one, “How To Describe a Course (In an Interview)” is pure interview prep gold. I tell every single Interview Bootcamp client to read it before our appointment. And yet, time and again, either they don’t, or they do, but don’t do what it says.
Do what that post says! I’m not going to repeat it here. I will just say, it provides a FOOLPROOF template for you to concisely and effectively describe ANY COURSE that you might be asked to teach, from the Intro course of the department, to the boutique graduate seminar of your specialization.
Between the posts and the webinar, you will be prepped for the worst that they can throw at you.