How to harness the stress of job interviews and negotiation to your advantage

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Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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Using the STAR Technique to Answer Interview Questions

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Behavioral interview questions—the ones that usually start with “Tell me about a time when…”—can often be the hardest to answer. You have to recall a relevant experience and explain what happened in a way that shows you’re well-suited for the …

By Deborah Swerdlow - Idealist Careers
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CS Radio – Episode 101: “Advanced Careers & Caverns”

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In the second part of our 100th episode experiment, two experienced D&D players attempt to use their gaming skills to do a consulting case interview. A great peak inside the world of case interviewing and a look at the unexpected …

By Michael DeAngelis
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Managing Subconscious Messages in Your Job Search

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The career exploration and job search processes are very active, fully conscious experiences. They require you to be intentional and proactive, and to communicate your career goals in direct ways to yourself (yes, sometimes you still need convincing, too) and …

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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The ‘Dos, Don’ts, And Don’t Worry Abouts’ Of The Virtual Interview, According To An EY Recruiting Leader

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Virtual interviewing is more than just a passing trend. More and more companies are utilizing video calls, screen sharing, and voice chat to transform all aspects of their business, and interviewing is no exception. Meeting virtually is becoming synonymous with …

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Tips on Successful Video Interviews for PhDs on the Academic Job Market

For PhD students on the academic job search, an invitation to interview with a search committee is both exciting and daunting. As many institutions are now moving away from conference interviews in favor of video interviews through platforms like Skype, …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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CS Radio – Episode 100: “Careers & Caverns”

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In celebration of 100 episodes, CS Radio sits down to play Dungeons & Dragons!

What does tabletop role playing have to do with careers? More than you might expect – particularly when it comes to case interviewing! In the first …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Trick or Treat

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Author’s note: This has become my traditional Halloween blog.  I think that the contents are as relevant today as when I first wrote them. Happy haunting!

When I was little, I had what I think was the greatest record collection a four …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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You Left a Job on Bad Terms, Now What? What to Say to a Potential Employer

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I have written before about reasons not to leave your job and why job hopping could be a bad thing. However, the reality is that sometimes leaving is unavoidable. Sometimes, it isn’t your decision. And even worse, sometimes you know …

By Ashley Putnam - Idealist Careers
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The art of the thank you note

So you’ve prepped for your interview, scoured Glassdoor for tips, put on your best suit and nailed the interview day. Now what? Interviews are a nerve-wracking experience and often we are so wrapped up in getting ready for it and …

By Jingy Yen
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