How to SELL YOURSELF to a potential research supervisor
- Source:: How to SELL YOURSELF to a potential research supervisor. Most get it wrong - YouTube
- Channel:: Andy Stapleton
- Presenter:: Andy Stapleton
- Publish Date:: 2022-07-05
- Review Date:: 2022-07-06
- Invoke emotion rather than just stating facts.
- Try to connect with them instead of just listing your achievements.
- Show genuine interest.
- Read their papers, their student’s works and any other information you can get to have a better understanding of the person, and his research goals.
- Convey that you are genuinely interested in their work.
- Ask them questions and try to connect with them emotionally, as stated above.
- Don’t send bulk generic emails.
- They can easily see through that.
- It shouldn’t be generic. Show (don’t tell) that you have gone through their research papers, student works, conferences etc. and make it as personal as possible.
- Ask for opportunities.
- They might not have the funding right now, so just ask for whatever opportunity you can have.
- Try to get your foot into the door. That’ll open more doors for you down the road.
- Talk about papers and publications
- That’ll inform them that you know how important publications are.
- They’ll likely take you on, if they feel that you’ll help them get more publications and boost their (and your) careers in the process.
- Show evidence at the end
- Once you’ve built up a good rapport, show them how you’re fit for this.
- Show them you’ve research experience, recommendations, etc.
- Your personal website also makes a good impression.
- [Q] Make sure that evidence is there, but don’t lead with it.