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 Write CVs
Do not use the words “unique” or “burgeoning” in any of your job documents. They are painfully overused. The first is just trite. The second is over-dramatic. That is all. … [Read more...] about Banish These Words
(Wednesday Post Category: Landing Your Tenure-Track Job) Today's post is another Special Request post, this time for Ana, who had a question about c.v.s. What is the best way to organize and write an academic c.v? she wonders. She also asks if I … [Read more...] about How to Build Your C.V.
It's not often that I'm rocked back on my heels by any piece of writing that I see in the Chronicle of Higher Education, but this piece, "Not Quite Bulletproof" is one of those times. It starts out as a meditation on academic credentialism, and … [Read more...] about Desperation, Addiction, and Your CV
Today’s post is a simple one, responding to many queries: How do you make a “short CV”? A short, or two-page, CV is often required for grant applications and the like. The point here is to sketch the main highlights of your record without … [Read more...] about How Do You Make a “Short” CV?
From a reader, on Facebook: "Thank you for the post on The Five Year Plan. "After reading it, I realized that during my years as a tenure-track assistant professor, I went about publishing and doing research, the way I do the grocery shopping: … [Read more...] about Don’t Get Your Career at Costco
Of the the 111 posts on The Professor Is In's blog, which one, do you think, has the most comments? The Six Ways You're Acting Like a Grad Student (And How That's Killing You on the Job Market? Dr. Karen's Rules of the Campus Visit? Why Your Job … [Read more...] about Don’t Ask Career Services for Help With Your CV
Today's post looks directly at the question of the inside candidate. It goes without saying that most people on the job market fiercely resent the inside candidate, assuming that he or she has endless advantages over external applicants. I am here … [Read more...] about What Inside Candidates Persist in Doing Wrong
[sorry for the inconsistent fonts in this post. I am trying to correct. It's really hard in the theme that I use, and involves html.] One of the unexpected pleasures of being The Professor is the opportunity it's given me to work closely with … [Read more...] about What UK/Commonwealth-Trained Candidates Are Doing Wrong on the U.S. Job Market (And some c.v. advice for everyone)
Today's post is a Special Request post for a reader who shall remain anonymous. Her question concerns how to tailor her letter and c.v. for different jobs. Here's the background: She is a Victorian literature specialist and on the job market in … [Read more...] about Editing Your C.V. and Letter for Teaching/Writing Positions