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Refine your Interview Skills for Academic and Non-Academic Success!

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Are you on the lookout for a job, be it academic or non-academic? Don't let the lack of interview preparation hold you back. Join our workshop and equip yourself with the skills to excel in any interview setting. 

In this comprehensive course, we delve into the intricacies of both academic and non-academic interviews. Explore the common questions you're likely to face and uncover effective strategies to structure your answers, increasing your chances of securing your desired position. 

By the end of this course, you will: 

  • Gain valuable insights into the unique aspects of both academic and non-academic interview processes. 
  • Identify proven strategies to enhance your interview preparation, ensuring you're ready for questions that come your way. 
  • Explore a diverse range of potential interview questions for both academic and non-academic contexts and develop approaches to answer the most common questions with confidence and impact. 

Don't leave your job prospects to chance. Register today for 'Refine Your Interview Skills' and unlock the potential for success in your career, whether it's in academia or beyond! 


Registration for this course is done via iTrent. The link below should take you directly to this course however, you can also open iTrent and search using the course's name.

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Dr Lilian Simones

This course will be led by Dr Lilian Simones on behalf of Future Ready Career.

In the six years following the completion of her PhD, Lilian has successfully established two businesses of her own and has worked full-time as a Researcher Development Consultant at Queen's University Belfast (QUB). In this role, she has supported more than 4000 PhD students and early career researchers, helping them navigate the next steps in their chosen career paths.

Currently, in addition to her leadership roles at Future Ready Career and Enact Music, she holds an academic role as Staff Tutor in Music at the Open University, where she oversees tuition and student support for Music Modules A232 and A234 throughout the UK.

An experienced researcher, Lilian has a multidisciplinary background, combining Psychology, Education, Gesture Studies and Music.


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