Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

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.