“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, September 30, 2010

How to Get That Elusive Academic Job

Over the last few months I've come to appreciate Graham Harman's writing advice. It's spot on. I share his mindset on this. I thought I'd add my ideas on applying for jobs (tis the season).

I'm the absolute worst at getting jobs, ever. I had 100 rejections before I landed one. I kept all the letters in a folder until I realized I could just chuck them away.

I know exactly how NOT to do it, therefore, I know how to get you a job. Go over to Twitter where I'm dispensing advice to all and sundry. I'll give it a shot here too.

1 comment:

Lucy Weir said...

Can you put a link at the bottom that takes you to the next part? I looked for this in PhD advice too (which was extremely useful and for which I'm very grateful, by the by) and perhaps I'm just too stupid, but I couldn't see a place that I could click to take me forwards. I had to go back and then choose another link. Back, forwards. Maybe there's a message in this. Otherwise, please make it simpler. Or tell me what I'm missing.