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Biological Scientist Interview

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Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

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Share an experience in which you presented to a group. What was the situation and how did it go?

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Biological Scientist Interview

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    Share an experience in which you presented to a group. What was the situation and how did it go?

      How to Answer

      As a biological scientist, you often present your research and findings in a group setting. Tell the interviewer about a time you presented to a crowd and what the outcome was. Don't worry if your last big presentation was in school. Tell the interviewer what your role was and what the information was that you presented. If public speaking is a weakness of yours, this is a great time to let the interviewer know that you are working to overcome your nervousness around public speaking.

      Heather's Answer

      "I recently presented my stem cell research to a crowd of 100 people. I was really nervous during the presentation and fumbled over my words a bit. I've decided to start presenting my findings on projects I'm working on to groups of five or less to practice my public speaking skills and overcome my fear of large audiences."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "While attending university, I decided to join the school's Toastmasters chapter. Weekly, we would get together and practice public speaking. Because of this commitment, I made for myself; I am very comfortable speaking to large groups and audiences."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am very experienced in public speaking as I give presentations on our departments' findings twice per month. During these bi-monthly presentations, I speak to groups ranging from 10 to 50 attendees, on very complicated and technical topics. Presenting to groups is a task that I am very comfortable in performing."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am very experienced in public speaking as I give presentations in national and international conferences. I went to S. Korea and Italy for international conferences and presented my thesis work, on our departments' findings twice per month. During the Hypertension signature meeting at ___, I spoke to groups ranging from 40-50 attendees, on the effects of salt on the kidneys of SSH rat models. Presenting to groups is a task that I am very comfortable in performing."

      Stephanie's Answer

      Excellent response! It sounds like public speaking is an area where you've had a lot of experience. The specific example you provided has helped to create a very well-balanced response.

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