When you are looking for an academic job it is hard to imagine that you could get one and be unhappy, even miserable. And yet, I've met unhappy academics. Sometimes you're just overwhelmed. It seems like there is so much to do that there will never be enough hours in the day to do it. You try, … [Read more...] about What’s YOUR ideal academic job?
Chances are you were not attracted to academia by the professional identity of "Historian" or "Literary Scholar" or "Sociologist" or whatever they call people in your field. You were attracted by the possibilities of particular research questions. You selected a program that would enable you to … [Read more...] about The Spectre of Professionalism: Field, discipline, interdisciplinary
My friend and colleague Julie Clarenbach has written an excellent post on building your resumé. Think about the job you’d really love to have. Think about what skills and qualifications you would need in order to land that job. ... what would your resume (not someone else’s, or your resume from … [Read more...] about Approach the CV/resumé actively
Are you thinking that there is a set of rules you can follow that will get you a job? lay out the CV in a specific way have a certain number of publications in certain journals When you think about applying for jobs outside of academia, do you wonder what their rules are? What if … [Read more...] about Why you get hired
You are not behind. You haven't wasted your time. It's easy to think that you made a mistake somewhere along the line. Studying for a PhD was a wrong turn. Most people have their career figured out by the time they are 30. You should have learned these career research skills when you were … [Read more...] about You aren’t looking for a job for life