Tips for giving a successful job talk

Candid remarks, even an appropriate joke, can help break the ice before beginning a job talk, George David Clark, a postdoctoral fellow in the honors college at Valparaiso University, writes in this blog post. Also, Clark suggests pausing to consider each post-talk question individually. "Your answers to the questions should situate your work in relationship to individual audience members and to suggest, even subtly, possible avenues of collaboration," he writes.

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