Preparing for an industry interview

About this video

As an early career researcher, you have probably survived your fair share of interviews and have a good idea what an employer wants to hear. But, what about when that interview is with a company or organization? Are there any special points to consider?

Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans, a Life Sciences Publisher for Elsevier, has made that leap from academia to industry and has some helpful tips for researchers following in her path. In this video, she highlights a recurring theme in industry interviews – the “tell me about a time you…” scenario. She advises on the best way to prepare for those questions and runs through other points to consider, such as dress code and time-keeping.

You’ll come away armed with the skills you need to approach your industry interview with confidence and give yourself the best chance of success.

About the presenter

Sheba Agarwal-Jans

Publisher, Elsevier

Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans is a Scientific Editor at iScience, published by Elsevier's Cell Press, specializing in papers on microbiology, infection biology and virology. Previously, she was a Publisher at Elsevier, managing the Microbiology portfolio of journals in the Life Sciences department. Sheba’s PhD is in Molecular Genetics (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). She is deeply involved in various inclusion and diversity activities at Elsevier. She is also the founder of the science communications blog We Talk Science, as well as the Seriously Wondering podcast.