Job Market Interview Questions

David 1Rene did mock interviews yesterday with three of our current job market candidates.  Here is a list of a few of the questions he asked:

  • Tell me a little about yourself.
  • Tell me about your job market paper.
  • What do you want to teach?
  • What do you want to work on after you graduate?
  • What is the most important paper [in your specific field]?

Some general advice:

  • Often, the next question will be based on your previous answer.  Try to carefully steer the conversation away from things you don’t want to talk about.
  • Don’t sound canned, but have short 1-2 minute answers prepared for as many potential questions as you can.