Building on the success of our Hire Learning panel discussion and resume workshop, we are now happy to announce Hire Learning 102: Mock Interviews. Coordinators, supervisors, managers, directors, and VPs from local museums have graciously agreed to donate their time to conduct an informational interview with EMPs looking to improve their interviewing skills.
EMPs will have the chance to visit an institution for an informational interview with a hiring manager. Interviews could be one on one or panel style, and a broad swath of museum professions will be covered. Once the interview is over, the interviewer(s) will give immediate feedback to help the EMP improve their skills.
Interviews will take place during the Fall Semester of 2013, between early September and late December. In January, once all interviews are completed, Philly EMP will host a panel discussion featuring both a panel of interviewers and interviewees to discuss the findings from the process and to share tips with other EMPs.
If you are in the midst of a job hunt or would like to keep your interview skills sharp, sign up for interviews will begin on Monday, August 12 and end on Sunday, September 1. You will not be able to sign up for an interview after September 1. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact information, top three museum jobs you are interested in, and top three Philadelphia institutions at which you would like to work. Please attach a PDF file of your resume to this email. A Philly EMP board member will be in touch to put you in contact with one or two of our interviewers, and it will be your responsibility to work out a date and time at which they can bring you in for an interview.
While these interviews are not directly linked to any open positions, an informational interview can be a tremendous resource for the job hunter. Having the ability to receive instant feedback following your interview should enable you to better prepare for your next job interview, and a good informational interview can lead to being considered for future positions with the organization. Once again, to sign up, send an email to email@example.com with your name, contact information, top three museum jobs you are interested in, top three Philadelphia institutions at which you would like to work, and a PDF file of your resume.