Saturday, September 12, 2009

Academic job market folks..

.. I have a few good thoughts for you ---

May your CV be 'just right' -- both typo free and have the right stuff to catch the attention of the hiring committee.

May your writing samples be brilliant and short enough that they'll read them.

May your letters of recommendation arrive on time.

May your cover letter have enough personality to set you apart, but not enough to make the committee think you're a wacko.

If all of that works -- may you have the problem of scheduling too many interviews...

If all of that doesn't work -- may you realize that you're smart, capable and wonderful -- and that it's academia that's broken if they don't see it.

1 comment:

The History Enthusiast said...

Thank you so much for this :)