I missed my weekly Friday post yesterday because I had grand plans to make it a video post, but when I recorded the video, I couldn't get it to upload. I ended up delivering my little lecture on tailoring the job letter three times at different … [Read more...] about MLA Job Advice (A Guest Post)
How to Interview
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 … [Read more...] about The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market)
This wonderful post on the British academic interview process is written by Kean Birch, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University in Canada. It was originally published on his blog. He received his Ph.D. in … [Read more...] about For North Americans: the peculiar British interview process (A Guest Post)
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 … [Read more...] about The Baggage We Bring: An Email From A Bootcamp Client
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 … [Read more...] about How Do I Address Search Committee Members?
You do not ask if there is an inside candidate. I don’t care if you strongly suspect that there is, and have good reason to believe the whole damned search is a completely pointless charade because they obviously already have somebody chosen….it … [Read more...] about How Do I Ask If There Is An Inside Candidate?
Sometimes readers send me "reports from the front" of the job searches in their departments. Last week I got this report from a former client who wanted to tell me about how a young ABD candidate prevailed over a much more experienced Rising … [Read more...] about Do Your Homework! A Live Report From a Job Search
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 … [Read more...] about The Value of the Interview Bootcamp
Conferences have started and interviews have begun. TPII clients are scarfing up interview invites right and left, and it's very gratifying. Normally, I would expect to do an Interview Bootcamp with most of my clients, to prepare them for the real … [Read more...] about Preparing for Your Interviews
Today’s post is a Special Request Post for a reader, an ABD from an Ivy League, who wrote to ask, rather plaintively, how she might reassure a search committee for a job at a small, regional, teaching college that she Really Will Stay, if offered the … [Read more...] about You’re Elite, The Job is Not: How Do You Tell Them You’ll Really Stay?