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Post-doc at @TheIFS | Soon-to-be AP at @DukeEcon | @YaleEconomics alum | Applied micro, labor, gender, education | She/her
Oct 26, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
It's #econjobmarket season! Here's what I learned about interviews/spiels, hopefully still applicable this year:

Your audience has diverse interests, their questions can go on a tangent, it's your job to pull them back! Respectfully say "That relates to my next point..."
I learned this in a mock interview w/ our lovely John Geanakoplos. His questions threw me in so many directions, jumbled up my thoughts so much that I never got back on track.
So, have MANY mock interviews w/ faculty in many different fields, practice w/ friends, cats & dogs.