Your Unofficial Job-Application Checklist

December 6, 2012

The “unofficial” part of your application is what exists about you online.  Social media have become ubiquitous, and new platforms and technologies, like Pinterest and Instagram, have emerged. Social media have also permeated the academic profession, especially among younger scholars, and have become a much more positive factor in hiring. In my own field it seems that almost every job ad seeks someone with strengths in “digital” or social media. William Pannapacker reported in these pages from the digital-humanities frontiers, “No DH, No Interview.” He was intentionally exaggerating, but the trend is real. When you see a job ad for “Medieval and Early Modern European History and Digital Humanities,” you know something new is afoot. To read the rest of the article, visit The Chronicle of Higher Educationphoto by Brian Taylor

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