Best job talk ever! Dear academic MeFites, please share your best tips for job talks.
- How much time dedicated to the dissertation (I'm done, so I would assume that someone ABD would spend time emphasizes how accomplishable things are for him/her)?
- If one has moved beyond the diss, how much time dedicated to current project?
- How much time discussing immediate future plans/research agenda?
- If the department is mixed methodologically, how much do you play to your dominant methodological side versus keeping the group happy?
Frequently asked questions to prepare for?
What are the best things that you've seen people do (or done yourself)?
What are the worst things that you've seen people do?
Let's assume the basics are covered - don't read from the PowerPoint, not too crowded on the slides, drink water from a cup, smile, don't act like a grad student