Database Research Group (CIS)

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

September 2002


Postprint version. Copyright ACM, 2002. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in SIGMOD Record, Volume v 31, Issue n 3, September 2002, pages 90-96.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Zachary Ives was affiliated with the University of Washington. Currently June 2007, he is a faculty member of the Department of Computer Information and Science at the University of Pennsylvania.


Various tips for interviewing for PhD graduates, seeking an academic position in a research university in Asia or North America are discussed. It is suggested that having the dissertation done before interviews gives a large degree of relief on one's mind. It is found that to be practical about job research package and keep a close eye on applications increases the confidence level. It is also observed that the questions during the talk provides opportunity to clarify and strengthen the talk and show this ability during the interview.



Date Posted: 12 June 2007

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