Dr. Karen’s Rules of the Campus Visit

This post was previously published ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today’s post is another response to pleas from clients and strangers, this time to cover the proper comportment for a campus visit. I feel like I’ve already talked about some of the nuts and … Continue reading

Really? An #MLA14 Panel on Interviewing

So I’m at the MLA, and I went to my first panel, Demonstration Interviews for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages.  Professors Sibelan Forrester of Swarthmore College and Patrizia C. McBride of Cornell led two mock interviews with two folks playing … Continue reading

The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market)

For the next few months I will be posting the “best of the best” Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 market. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today we have … Continue reading

The Baggage We Bring: An Email From A Bootcamp Client

This email from a client, following on an Interview Bootcamp with Kellee, is an insightful articulation of the ways that anxieties, resentments, and insecurities about your work and the profession can seep into your ability to prepare for and perform … Continue reading

How Do I Address Search Committee Members?

I am hereby answering the question of the hour/day/year:  how should you address search committee members in an interview? You know of course that I am continually railing against job candidates acting like grad students.  And addressing search committee members … Continue reading

The Value of the Interview Bootcamp, by Kellee

Today’s post is by Kellee Weinhold, who shares her insights after taking over the Interview Bootcamps in November. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After a few weeks of interview bootcamps, I must admit to a bit of academic PTSD. More times than I care … Continue reading