In the Thick of It: Searching for a Job

December 17, 2012

I remember September. I recall staring at the postings on H-Net and bemoaning the absence of jobs. Now it’s November, and oh, how I long for September. My friends who went on the market last year complained about applying to 60 or more jobs, but by late August I could count only 15 or so that I could reasonably convince myself were suitable—not because the others were too far away, or the teaching load was too heavy, but because I couldn’t conceive of any way to assert that I was a good candidate. Where, I wondered, would those many additional job ads come from? The month of October, that’s where. Readers, life has been busy. Read more about Eunice William’s search for a job in The Chronicle of Higher Educationphoto by Brian Taylor

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