“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

Sunday, December 12, 2010

How to Get That Elusive Academic Job 8—the interview (intermediate)

What is the point of doing the interview? To get you a campus visit. How do you do that? You have to magnetize them. How do you do that? You have to let them cathect you. What does that mean?

You need to talk less than 50% of the time.

ALWAYS say less than you think you need. Inject some SPACE into the conversation.

If they are talking more than you, you pretty much aced the interview.

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