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doctorladybug
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« Reply #11925 on: April 26, 2012, 11:30:54 pm »

I admit, I only applied to one position this year, so I guess that I got an interview out of it was good.  I didn't know for sure until March that I wanted out for sure, so I missed the bulk of the ads in the fall.

We'll all find something though.  Hey, in another year, hopefully there will be one vacant position in my current location :D
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« Reply #11926 on: April 27, 2012, 12:15:33 am »

Ugh, I am spending part of my day working on yet another application. It's good that there are still things out there, but it would be nice to have a break from the roller coaster and time suck of the job search. My to do list of applications now has deadlines that extend into July. July! It never ends.

Oh, and good luck leo!
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« Reply #11927 on: April 27, 2012, 5:08:44 am »

Ugh, I am spending part of my day working on yet another application. It's good that there are still things out there, but it would be nice to have a break from the roller coaster and time suck of the job search. My to do list of applications now has deadlines that extend into July. July! It never ends.

Oh, and good luck leo!

I feel relieved that I have no applications to do at the moment. It's so rare! But I'm still on the roller coaster as I am still waiting on the school that requested my reference letters last week, so while I have an application break, I don't have a roller coaster break. Trying to put it out of my mind!
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« Reply #11928 on: April 27, 2012, 12:26:13 pm »

Yes, DLB, get 'em next year! I, for one, do not have employment lined up after next week. Yikes!

And I'm still waiting. Last Friday of the month, right before finals, just after interviews and reference checks... something's got to happen today, right?
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« Reply #11929 on: April 27, 2012, 12:37:38 pm »

Sorry, Data. The silver lining is that you'll have time to apply for other positions. From what I understand:
1. Now is the prime time for those nice multiple year fellowships, even better than three months ago, and
2. Last-resort adjunct jobs show up during summer.

Keeping fingers crossed for you! Hopefully you'll be too happy celebrating to come back today and report news.
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historywoman
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« Reply #11930 on: April 27, 2012, 4:26:48 pm »

Ugh.  Just got the second "We have found another candidate that best meets our needs" e-mail after two CC campus interviews this month.  I'm starting to think that I really suck at interviews and teaching demonstrations.
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« Reply #11931 on: April 27, 2012, 5:09:43 pm »

Don't think that -- it's just two.  Breath deeply, look in the mirror ala SNL, and say "... gosh-darn-it it's because I like myself...."  Good luck!
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« Reply #11932 on: April 27, 2012, 6:43:33 pm »

Another week. Some bad. No good.
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« Reply #11933 on: April 27, 2012, 7:25:41 pm »

Another week. Some bad. No good.

Sorry, bcohlan.  My fingers are still crossed for you.
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« Reply #11934 on: April 27, 2012, 7:58:22 pm »

Without giving any details that would "out" me, I can say that the news in a recent administrative e-mail means that both jobs for which I interviewed AND my current job are probably kaput.  

Great...
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« Reply #11935 on: April 27, 2012, 9:47:12 pm »

Without giving any details that would "out" me, I can say that the news in a recent administrative e-mail means that both jobs for which I interviewed AND my current job are probably kaput.  

Great...

Crapedy crap.  I'm sorry. 

I just declared it Friday night (imagine that) and announced that I was going to eat a brownie.  I wish I could share it with you.
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A little compassion is better than kicking people when they are down, regardless of who has suffered more and longer or whose bad job market has the biggest dick.
histchick
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« Reply #11936 on: April 27, 2012, 9:56:23 pm »

Without giving any details that would "out" me, I can say that the news in a recent administrative e-mail means that both jobs for which I interviewed AND my current job are probably kaput.  

Great...

Crapedy crap.  I'm sorry. 

I just declared it Friday night (imagine that) and announced that I was going to eat a brownie.  I wish I could share it with you.

I have Nestle Toll House cookies...want some?  Love the idea of "declaring" Friday night!!
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« Reply #11937 on: April 27, 2012, 11:59:12 pm »

Sorry for all of the bad news.

No phone calls or emails from search committee chairs, although someone googled "data5112 basketweaving" today. I'm taking that as a good sign.

And I made pies this afternoon, so I can contribute to Friday declaration too.
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« Reply #11938 on: April 28, 2012, 1:21:34 pm »

For those of you who have been keeping track, I went on an interview to a SLAC for an assist prof position only to be told, AFTER I got there, that it was not tt. 

I got offered the job. 

For all of us out there that have had the "you aren't good enough for us" emails, I sent a "you are not good enough for me" email.

Best of luck to the rest of you!!!  <3 

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« Reply #11939 on: April 29, 2012, 1:18:35 pm »

Love this thread!

I'm applying for postdoc/research scientist kind of jobs since graduating in March.

I had a scheduled postdoc interview at Top 3 school in quantumspouse's city in early Jan, and I was told in late Dec that the position had been filled. (wtf?)

I had a postdoc interview in Top 20 school in said city in early Feb, and the PI prefaced it with 'I don't have funding for a postdoc right now, but I'd love to interview you because your background matches what I want to do in as-yet unfunded project'. Then he tried to hire me to start at an indeterminate date in the future when he would have acquired said funding.

I had my first interview for a postdoc gig in another Top 3 school in quantumspouse's city (Did I mention quantumspouse lives in city with all the best schools in the country who would never consider me? What rotten luck.) which existed and which was funded two weeks ago. Lots of flirting back and forth. Haven't heard back, though.

I interviewed for most desirable research scientist gig with most desirable research company in said city. A few days ago they called to ask, they cannot commit to a permanent position but would I consider a 1 year postdoc gig with them? I agreed. They then verbally offered said postdoc gig. I am waiting for the official paperwork....

I am a non-US citizen and it would be illegal for me to remain unemployed for three more months. This paperwork just cannot come through fast enough.
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