Before going into an interview remember the following:
- Know your interviewer
- What is your target audience
- What is your key message
- Why are you being interviewed?!
I've discovered through this process that scientists should have a 30 second pitch, the classic "elevator pitch". If it is prepared then you do not have to promote oneself (as scientists are notoriously bad at it) but the research area and implications/value for the public.
"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother" - Albert Einstein
As the sun sets on another day at IIASA we have officially completed half of the YSSP. Scary thought. Yikes.