"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)



"Of all the components of the interview process, the setting that conveys the greatest amount of accurate information about a candidate's aptitude in this area is not the one-on-one meeting, nor the group meals, nor even the job talk itself but rather the question and answer period following the job talk. It is this Q&A, a mere hour in a long day or two of interviewing, that constitutes the most crucial component of the entire job searching ordeal. This is also the part of the interview that terrifies students most." - Ron E. Hassner, "Trial by Fire: Surviving the Job Talk Q&A" PS: Political Science and Politics 41:4 (2008), 803-8.

My practice job talk is at 10am tomorrow. To say that I am nervous would be an understatement.


Blogger haitianministries said...

TIA short of words and the confidence to express them coherently? Ha! I don't think so.

Relax, you'll do just fine!

Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:10:00 PM

Blogger Gary Snowden said...

I'm confident that you'll knock 'em dead in the Q & A part. Seriously, you'll do just fine I'm sure.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 2:59:00 PM


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