My previous post detailed the 2-day academic interview. Here are my top lessons learned.
- Be yourself. While being professional and informal is important, be sure to show your personality. Remember, you are not a robot; even if you are the most qualified candidate, you want your potential future co-workers to view you as a well-rounded, passionate person with real life interests and goals.
- Bring comfortable shoes if your itinerary includes tours or moving between buildings.
- Practice, practice, practice your presentation! Save it in as many places as possible.
- Have a list of questions ready to ask (as every encounter ended with “Do you have any questions?”).
- You will be offered dozens of bathroom breaks. TAKE THEM. This is a great time to de-stress, whether that is by drinking some water, checking your phone, fixing your hair, etc.