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"Assoc Prof Raymond J. RITCHIE • 2 years ago
I applied for about 300 academic positions worldwide in my career (about 150-200 in USA). I got interviewed only about 6 times (including farcial telephone interviews) and I got one rather miserable 3y contract lectureship out of it. Nearly all the jobs I have ever had I had got by nomination: no advertise-application-shortlist-intervie
Then one day I casually found out someone had been appointed to a permanent position at Sydney by nomination. I thought that sort of thing went out with buying officer's commissions in the British Army after the Crimean War. It was a penny-dropping moment after I had been applying for academic jobs for over 25y. That was why there were so few jobs advertised. I suddenly realised I had wasted nearly 1/2 my life applying for advertised jobs. The new staff that had suddenly appeared as if parachuted in or beamed down from the Enterprise for years and years suddenly made sense. I had never seen their jobs advertised because they were not. What a fool I was.
I have a tenured position as an Associate Professor in Thailand. I was offered the job without me asking.
Message: the advertise-application-shortlist-intervie
"Sure -- everything we see here listed is accurate, but ... the list is essentially the same list we always see...the same list it's always been....the same list it will always be.
As a matter of fact, it's the same list of the same reasons that Sally Or Steve didn't go to Prom with you back in the Whenever:
1) They were 'fake' available: They really weren't interested in going out with anyone other than "their preferred candidate"
2) Sally / Steve were incompetent: This is the reason used by your Mom to reassure you. "How could anyone not love Jerry!!??"
3) You weren't qualified (right now for this particular date): This is the reason Sally/Steve may have used to soothe the turn-down: "Gosh, you're a great person....but I already committed, etc."
4) You're just so much better than Sally/Steve: Kind of a variation on # 3.... also occasionally invoked by your Mom in conjunction with # 2.... "You're gonna find someone so much better!"
5) You didn't fit them: This is most likely the reason you'll never hear as it's just a nicer version of: "I don't really like you -- especially in 'that' way."
6) Nuclear Error -- of course. This is the thing most dreaded by every teenager -- that we do something so unforgivable, so klutzy, so stupid, so publicly foolish that NO ONE WILL EVER AGAIN EVEN LOOK AT US WITHOUT LAUGHING.
In the end we discover that job searches are much like dating. You give it your best shot...present your most presentable self...polish your delivery, practice your lines, make sure you don't have stuff in your teeth when you smile....and hope that this time, just maybe, possibly, it'll be that Special One."
НА САМОМ ДЕЛЕ РАБОТУ МОЖНО НАЙТИ ТОЛьКО ПО ЗНАКОМСТВУ. А в Америке знакомства заводить (в отличие от Израиля или от той страны, где вы выросли и учились) - очень сложно.