Selection PhD and job interview

star method aPhD candidates are often hired on the basis of their knowledge, a good master’s thesis they have produced, or their personal ties to the supervisor.
Unfortunately supervisors sometimes subsequently discover that the candidate doesn’t have what it takes, after all, to successfully complete the PhD thesis. One of the ways to limit this risk is to list the requirements of the position clearly in advance. Research shows that practical intelligence, patience and absence of performance anxiety are important factors in successfully completing a PhD project. Another way to improve the choice to be made is to, during the job interview, discuss earlier experiences the candidate has had concerning these desired qualities instead of asking about hypothetical future situations. (STAR method).
This half-day workshop is based on practical exercises: the participants learn mainly by carrying out assignments and receiving personal feedback on their work.