Presenting an Effective Interview Seminar

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.

Introduction
Describe your research
Summarize your talk
Invite questions
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