Tips and tricks for smashing an academic job interview

Some wonderfully concrete ideas for thinking through the HOW of job interviews


It only seems like a few weeks ago that I was almost dejectedly wondering about whether or not I was going to get a job for the next academic year. I’ve now got one. I’m not saying this to gloat. I want to contextualise what’s happened so I can pass on what I think are useful tips. Of course, all this stuff comes with a caveat, as we’ll never *know* what really worked. But, I applied for six jobs, was shortlisted for half, and got one of them, so I must have done at least one or two things right (although I am sure I got a few of them wrong as well!). I’ll deal with interviews here, as I am confident my prep helped me succeed, but we’ll deal with applications another time, as I’d like more experience (though not right now!) before I decide to pass on my…

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