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 teacher

Sheba Agarwal-Jans

Publisher, Elsevier

Sheba Agarwal-Jans obtained her PhD in 2006 in the research field of genetics. She is now an Associate Journal Publisher with Elsevier and is based in Amsterdam. Sheba is currently responsible for the Immunology & Microbiology portfolio, consisting of 13 peer-reviewed journals.


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