Interview Skills Workshop


'Job Interviews: The Strategy of Success'

Thursday, February 17, 2011






Interviewing is a vital skill for succeeding in the world of science and technology. It has been shown that 95% of the jobs we land are through people we know, often through an informational interview. If 10 or 100 people are interviewing for the job you want, what puts you over the top and out in front? Understanding the purpose and outcome of each interview will give you a powerful edge in achieving your goals. 

This lively, interactive three hour workshop will focus on improving your ability to ask for informational interviews and make them productive.  It will take the mystery out of key aspects of job interviewing, and teach you concrete skills for reaching out to others so you can achieve your full potential. In this session, you will learn:

  • How to grow your network strategically
  • Make the most of your informational interviews
  • Set achievable interviewing goals
  • Learn strategies for successful job interviews

We will actively practice these techniques in a variety of exercises. Plan on bringing examples of jobs you are currently (or would like to be) interviewing for.


Workshop Leader:

Sarah Cardozo Duncan is a career strategist with an established national and international client base. Ms. Duncan runs her own consulting firm, Career Strategist, and draws upon over twenty years of recruitment and career development experience to help clients define new or existing career paths, or to help them navigate successfully in their current companies. She previously served as president of the Alliance, an umbrella group of women’s associations that collectively claim about 13,000 members in greater Boston. She is a member of the Board of Directors of WEST and has been recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in Boston.




Pre-registration (by Tues Feb. 15, 9pm)

$65 for WEST Members, students and postdocs.  Student Scholarship Info

$95 for non-WEST members; $25 additional at the door (space permitting)

A light dinner is included.





Riverfront Office Park, Ground Floor Conference Room

One Main Street, Cambridge MA