An advert recently went out to first and second year undergraduates at Southampton University, asking interested students to apply to join the website’s research committee.
Any applicants who are successful at Stage 1 of the process, will be invited to an informal interview, which is more of a chat than a proper interview, so that we can get to know the applicants and try to work out who will fit together best into an effective research team.
If you are an applicant, and you are reading this post, then you are clearly taking the application fairly seriously. As a reward for the dedication that you are showing to the process, I have posted our main interview questions below, so that you can think about your answers ahead of time:
· Tell us a bit about yourself.
· Tell us a bit about your main area of historical interest.
· What interested you about the project?
· As part of the project we will be asking you to spend 5-6 hours per week on it. How will this fit around your other commitments?
· What experience, if any do you have of presenting, and of working with websites?
· We asked you to think about one idea that you would like to contribute to the website. Can you tell us a bit about what you came up with?
· How do you feel that the website can help you with your plans and professional development?
· Is there anything that you want to ask us?
Obviously we might ask you one or two follow up questions about your answers, but this gives you a well-deserved head start as a reward for taking so much interest in the website!
Remember, that this is an informal interview, and you therefore really don’t have to set out to impress us. Just be yourself – we just want to get to know you a bit.
Don’t forget to mention that you have seen this post – I will be seriously impressed!
Good Luck, and I’m really looking forward to meeting you soon!