Postdocs and Ph.D.s on the job market in the sciences have to face one essential element during their job search process: the job talk. It may not be the key element but it is an important - and somehow public - opportunity to prove yourself.
In this article Russ E. Carpenter and R. Parrish Waters offer important points they see as fundamental to a good job talk. The content is based on their own experience, both of them rising academics, who have been on both ends of the job talk. Use these insights and best practices to prepare yourself and shine in your next job talk. Good luck!
Written by Carolin Marie Merten