Many on-site interviews for major research and/or teaching positions involve presenting a seminar about your research work. This gives potential co-workers (even those who are not part of the formal interview process) an opportunity to evaluate the quality of research, communication/teaching skills, and the personality of the individual. A JOB TALK is often more about the individual’s interpersonal and presentation skill than it is about the nitty-gritty details of their research. Obviously, it is important to make an effective presentation. These presentations typically include the following.