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15 December 2007 @ 12:56 am
The Academic Meat Market  
Hi all. The reason I have not been posting is because job season is high upon us here in the ivory tower (which is actually more like a cement parking structure at UCI, but hey, whatever). I have to date applied for over 50 jobs. Yup, that's right. My advisor's motto is "never turn down a job you don't have yet," meaning apply everywhere and don't be a diva about it. Wise words, since one of the rejection letters I received recently noted that they had over 250 applicants for the position! We are talking c.o.m.p.e.t.i.t.i.v.e. Now that the holidays are approaching and most places are already on break, I probably won't hear anything until 2008. I've been happy with the number of preliminary interviews I have gotten so far, but could you all root for me (even though you know I don't believe in all that karmic/cosmic stuff)? But, hey, if it gets me a good job in a good place, hello Jebus!
:-)tessa2787 on December 15th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC)
go you!!!!