As much as I desperately want to write for my blog, I need to keep working on these darn excel graphs. So instead I give you a sampling of recent thoughts and advice on the job search: After dispensing some job search advice, Mon proves its worth by announcing her hire. Congratulations, Mon. YoungFemaleScientist is musing on the roles of aggressiveness, patience and innovation play in determining your job outcome. Out of the archives of Dr. Crazy, advice on how to make a search committee hate you. Dean Dad and commenters are discussing a hypothetical, "who would you hire?"
I've got a few more questions though:
I'm getting the feeling that if I don't get asked for letters of recc. within a few weeks of the search closing, that I didn't make the first cut. True?
Should I apply for a job that in a place and/or at a school that I can only see myself being happy at for a few years, not a lifetime?
Actually, I have a lot more questions, but my brain is frazzled right now. Keep the good advice coming...