Acing the Interview
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Venue: Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Room: Terrazza Ballroom
As rapidly as technologies change, so does the employment landscape for digital professionals. Hiring managers are increasingly challenged to find not just the right talent to fit organizational needs, but also to hire people who can join their existing teams as rapidly and seamlessly as possible. At the same time, job seekers want to present their best work and highlight the skills and characteristics that will make them the perfect candidate for the job. Whether you are an emerging professional, switching up your career after many years in the field, or anywhere in between, we want to help you ace the interview and get the job of your dreams.

Through short presentations, mock interviews (demonstrations), and ongoing interactive discussion, attendees will witness the good, the bad, and the ugly of the interviewing process and learn how to handle its twists and turns. Topics will include: managing your resume, interview questions and how best to answer them, communication strategies throughout the hiring process, negotiating salary, and a few potential “gotchas.” Attendees will leave better prepared to navigate the complexities of the interview process.

Session Type
OTHER: 90 min session
Chatham House Rule
Key Outcomes
Attendees will gain insights into interviewing techniques for both employer and prospective employee, the skills today’s employers are looking for, identifying jobs that align with chosen career path and values, and how to determine whether a job/organization is right for you.
Session Leader : Victoria Portway, Head of Digitization, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Co-Presenter : Douglas Hegley, Chief Digital Officer, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Co-Presenter : Rob Lancefield, Head of IT, Yale Center for British Art
Co-Presenter : Karina Wratschko, Digital Initiatives Librarian; NDSR Art Program Manager, Philadelphia Museum of Art