Category job process

Post-doc positions provide research and professional development

A major topic of discussion in my Mass Communication Teaching is the faculty job market. Doctoral students have asked about the possibility of post-doctoral programs as a job option. I’ve asked doctoral student Kelly Flowers to share some research she has done on post-doc positions. by Kelly Flowers Ph.D. student, University of Florida In an ideal world, […]

Tips for negotiating your salary when you’re offered a faculty job

You’ve received THE phone call. The dean (or director) has called to offer you the faculty job that you interviewed for. What are issues you should consider in negotiating the faculty job position? I’ve been asked that question by doctoral students who are in the job market, and I thought I’d share my advice in […]

Nadene Reynolds interviews Michaela Beeda

Job interviews: How to answer difficult questions

You have an appointment for a job interview, and you want to be ready. You’ve researched the company you are applying to. Your résumé is crafted for the specific job you are interviewing for. You have a professional interviewing outfit. You have determined the interview location so that you will be on time. You’ve rehearsed […]

Interviewing day - photo by Rachel Dugard

Job interviewing tips — Prepare, Rehearse, Be Confident

If you’re trying to get an internship or job, you know that a critical part of the hiring process is the job interview. Here are three tips for success for job interviews from Nadene Reynolds, Senior Assistant Director for Professional Development and Experience in the University of Florida’s Career Resource Center. Tip # 1 – […]

Oversharing of personal information hurts job or graduate school application, teacher-student interaction

When I read Frank Bruni’s “Naked Confessions of the College-Bound,” I knew what he meant. Too much information. Not too much information as in too many facts or statistics to make a decision. But the kind of too much information when a person discloses information that is – well, too much. In Bruni’s commentary, he […]

Antionette Rollins at IIE conference

8 tips for successful use of Skype for job interviews

Are you ready to be interviewed on Skype as a job applicant? Over the last few years, Skype has been used as the next step after the traditional phone interview. But now, Skype often is replacing the phone interview. A video Skype interview creates more of a complete interview experience for both the job candidate […]

David Fenton speaking at frank conference 2014

5 insights gained from attending a professional conference … connecting classroom learning with career expectations

An important element to effective teaching and learning is having students recognize the personal value of what they are learning in your class. Sometimes we need to state the connection in class because the connection that is obvious to us as teachers may not be evident to the students. What we hope is that they […]