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How to Get that Job Offer


Open the Chronicle of Higher Ed and other such higher education journals and there are plenty of openings for tenure-track positions.This does not mean that it is easy to find a job! Finding a job of your liking in a school of your choice is both an art and a science.

Candidates are anixous and eager to find an ideal job. Search Committees, on the other hand, tell horror stories about candidates, from the arrogant to the flippant, from the well-prepared to the clueless, that could have had the job had they not blundered their way through the interview. Having served on more Search Committees than I care to confess, here are a few thoughts for the newly minted Ph.D. seeking the perfect job, or just a job. 

Letterman style, here is a list of Top 10 Things to do to get your ideal job!

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