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systeme_d_
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« on: October 22, 2010, 5:00:26 pm »

But Système D, how do I know if I will be a good fit for this position?

Read the ad.  If it sounds like it was written for you (and folks like you), apply for the damn job.

But Système D, this job is far from my current location, and I don't know if I would like the area.  Should I apply?

You haven't been made an offer yet.  Apply for the damn job.

But Système D, I have a partner who would need a spousal hire.  They're not advertising in her/his department.  What do I do?

You don't know what they will or won't be able to accommodate.  Apply for the damn job.

But Système D,  I will be defending my dissetation the week after the specified start date, and the ad says PhD in hand!

Apply for the damn job.
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corvus_caurinus
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 5:03:32 pm »

But Système D, I have a mustache.
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systeme_d_
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 5:04:37 pm »

Apply for the damn job.  Both of you.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 5:05:51 pm »

But Système D, shouldn't I contact the Chair first, since the job ad includes the contact number?
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systeme_d_
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 5:06:55 pm »

If you want this job, apply for the damn job.  If you don't want this job, call the chair and ask a million stupid questions.

I'd suggest applying for the damn job.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 5:11:52 pm »

But system_d, my stapler is broken and I am out of paperclips
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systeme_d_
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 5:14:57 pm »

You don't need no stinkin' staples.  Or paperclips.  Apply for the damn job. 
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ruralguy
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 5:22:10 pm »


My kitty-cat is sick, and I may not be able to get all the materials together this weekend, since I have to look after the kitty. She kind of seems ok, but I feel bad leaving her alone. What should I do?
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 5:25:52 pm »

But what if they reject me?
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2010, 6:13:04 pm »

But shouldn't I call on the phone about my "great fit" or to let them know I'm "super interested" before applying? After all, there is the cost of postage and my transcript service to think about! Shouldn't I do that before I go to all that trouble?
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systeme_d_
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2010, 7:19:13 pm »


My kitty-cat is sick, and I may not be able to get all the materials together this weekend, since I have to look after the kitty. She kind of seems ok, but I feel bad leaving her alone. What should I do?

Tell the cat to shut the hell up, and apply for the damn job.

But what if they reject me?

If you don't apply for the damn job, they'll reject you before they even see your application.  So apply for the the damn job.

But shouldn't I call on the phone about my "great fit" or to let them know I'm "super interested" before applying? After all, there is the cost of postage and my transcript service to think about! Shouldn't I do that before I go to all that trouble?

No one told you to pick up a phone.  No one told you that it was a good idea to save money on postage, or on transcript services.   Apply for the damn job.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2010, 7:52:29 pm »

but system_d, I have no confidence in my package, should I send a s/text to the chair of the SC?

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systeme_d_
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2010, 7:55:17 pm »

If you don't have any confidence in your package, no one else will either.  Apply for the damn job.
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2010, 10:23:27 pm »

But I think my PhD institution is about to offer me a TT job. After all I have been hanging around for five years!
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2010, 10:31:16 pm »

But I think my PhD institution is about to offer me a TT job. After all I have been hanging around for five years!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PMQV7cymBU
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