Where did you do the PhD?
I had applied for a Type 3 (Research Manager) position and my thesis adviser has hinted that he gave me a very strong recommendation for the position. They shortlisted me for an interview on the day I applied. 2 and 1/2 weeks after the first round of interview, they informed me that one weakness is my lack of field experience. So they suggested that I consider a Research Associate Position and given my background, they would put me on a fast track, implying that the expectation is that I'll graduate to Type 3 in 6 months.
The second interview went well, but it was more about what I expected out of the role and what are the bets fits for me etc etc. The gentleman interviewing me said in the following weeks, I would have to go through some technical rounds of interview. My questions are:
a) What should I expect to be asked and what can I do to prepare for it well, i.e. what are they looking for in me?
b) What are my chances?
I know there are other threads answering some variant of the question I just posed, but given the developments I have listed, it would help to have more clarity in this specific case.
A bit of background:
Goal: To be able to conduct research on my own.
Background: I have just finished a PhD in Economics. My doctoral research focused on issues around low levels of educational outcomes in India, which is where I am from. I have used Stata and SAS for data analysis in my research. I have used secondary data and have no experience in field work.
It is a long post, but any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Last edited by ubpresi; 06-28-2012 at 08:54 AM.
Given that no-one here has earned their PhD, I am guessing you will find more help from fellow classmates, or recently graduated IU alums.
Sorry we can't help much more - but most of the people here are applying for RA positions with a BA in hand. The interviews will be very different.
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