Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Updating the Search Committee

For those of you on the market, you may wonder when you should email the search committee to tell them about some new accomplishment. What counts? The Chronicle of Higher Ed has a good rundown of the items that warrant an email. Don't waste their time, but don't be afraid to share updates that have a reasonable chance of boosting your profile and landing you an interview. And just because they are already at the interview stage and haven't contacted you doesn't mean it's too late; interviews bomb, job offers are declined, chosen candidates don't "fit" when they come to campus. If you have done something that could bump you up the list of alternates, let them know!

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