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Interviewing Skills Dr. Ann Schreihofer Medical College of Georgia Department of Physiology Augusta, GA Contact: ASchreihofer@mail.mcg.edu
Package Yourself for Consideration é * Update your CV or resumé * Compose a research statement * Write specific cover letters * Prepare an oral presentation * Contact your references
Present yourself * As an interested/enthusiastic candidate * As an informed candidate * As a focused candidate * As a professional * As a prepared candidate
Cover letters Introducing……. * Be informative, but brief. * Tailor the letter to the job. - Address it to the reader. - Connect yourself to the position. * Be accurate, direct, and confident.
Your Curriculum Vitae or Resumé * Present yourself as precise and concise * Place key information on the first page * Highlight accomplishments -demonstrate problem solving ability -identify recognition by others * Be informative with uniformity
Your Research Statement * Know the school, department, faculty * Highlight your accomplishments - Emphasize interest in their mission - Appeal to their faculty - Balance technical detail & big picture - Balance paragraphs & bulleted lists * Conclude with your future directions - Be readable, realistic, and compelling
* Inform references of: * Select suitable references: - the jobs under consideration Prepare your references An informed reference can act as an effective personal marketer. - your current career goals é - your up-dated CV or resumé - can address appropriate talents - will provide enthusiastic endorsement
Your Public Presentation * Tell a good story - Display your skills and enthusiasm. - Provide context, knowledge of field. - Be a good teacher. * Be prepared - Communicate your needs before the visit. - Keep materials with you; have back-up. - Test the system before the seminar. * Give a glimpse of the future
Interviewing one-on-one * The 30 minute interview - Know your interviewers: surf the web. - Have general questions at hand. * Impromptu interviews - Treat conversations as interviews. - Attend meetings & interact / network. - Know yourself; Be yourself. - Listen as much as you talk.