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corny
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« Reply #12735 on: November 18, 2012, 11:32:24 AM »

I heart Yellowtractor.

I just spent 40 minutes uploading an application to one of those irritating HR sites. Not only did I have to type in my education (starting with high school), work history, and reference contact information, I also had to re-enter the reference information separately on some other website. Honestly, it's not like I don't have other things to do with my morning. Grrrrr.

Data, I like your attitude!
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« Reply #12736 on: November 18, 2012, 12:30:39 PM »

TTO actually uploaded a letter to an application. It is an application I got in late for a job that was a reach. However, this does mean that he (a) wrote a letter and (b) knows how to upload a letter. Overall, I call that a win.

It's absolutely a win - congrats to you!

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leobloom
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« Reply #12737 on: November 19, 2012, 1:00:31 AM »

I received a very nice e-mail follow-up after the initial interview request. It sounds as though the SCC has really read my materials thoroughly, liked them and I would be a good match for the department's current interests.

How often it happens in one's academic job search that the signals are so overwhelmingly positive about a certain position one has applied for?
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« Reply #12738 on: November 19, 2012, 12:22:46 PM »

I received a very nice e-mail follow-up after the initial interview request. It sounds as though the SCC has really read my materials thoroughly, liked them and I would be a good match for the department's current interests.

How often it happens in one's academic job search that the signals are so overwhelmingly positive about a certain position one has applied for?

Wonderful news! Happy-dance time!
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somethingfierce
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« Reply #12739 on: November 19, 2012, 7:07:56 PM »

How often it happens in one's academic job search that the signals are so overwhelmingly positive about a certain position one has applied for?

Unfortunately that happens more than not.  Not only is the department interviewing you.  You are interviewing the department.  They put their best foot forward and try to sell themselves to each candidate.  It is incredibly frustrating as we try to gauge their receptivity based on how they treat us.
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« Reply #12740 on: November 19, 2012, 7:14:08 PM »

Quick gripe: I hate it when my letter writers lie to me about submitting to Interfolio. I can check that, you know.

Back to your regularly scheduled thread.
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« Reply #12741 on: November 19, 2012, 8:08:51 PM »

I just got an email from a search committee that I should apply to both postdocs they had, because otherwise the committee couldn't consider me for the other. Of course I thought they only had one and have no idea which I applied to...
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« Reply #12742 on: November 19, 2012, 9:01:53 PM »

My job interview went well. If anything does come of this, though, it will be the hardest decision of my life because it would mean setting up a triple body situation. It's a lose-lose situation.

I have a Skype interview coming up and about one more application (maybe two) to turn in. This time I'll make sure to change the title of my CV to something more appropriate before uploading it to the school's website (It was late at night, it was the tenth revision I'd made and it was just yesterday, when I pulled up the last PDF version, that I noted that the title of the CV wasn't very appropriate).

I'm very happy at my post-doc and of course, I'd love to be there forever, but I know how these things in these parts work.

Keep trucking along, everyone!
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merinoblue
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« Reply #12743 on: November 19, 2012, 9:03:42 PM »

Dead quiet on my front.
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« Reply #12744 on: November 19, 2012, 9:09:08 PM »

I forgot to mention that I was rejected (at least wiki-rejected) by the only place that would have been entirely compatible with my geographic determinism. That was difficult (but expected, for a number of reasons). It's not a job I would have been a good fit for (it was an R1), so I try to keep that in mind.

In my field, the season is pretty much over. There are still some deadlines ahead, but everything is too distance for me to even consider applying for (expect for one place--I'm still on the fence).

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« Reply #12745 on: November 19, 2012, 9:33:04 PM »

I just got an email from a search committee that I should apply to both postdocs they had, because otherwise the committee couldn't consider me for the other. Of course I thought they only had one and have no idea which I applied to...

All that comes to mind is a Homer Simpson "doh!"  Let us know what you end up doing! Maybe there's a job # referenced somewhere in the email? Good luck!
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« Reply #12746 on: November 19, 2012, 9:56:23 PM »

I just got an email from a search committee that I should apply to both postdocs they had, because otherwise the committee couldn't consider me for the other. Of course I thought they only had one and have no idea which I applied to...

All that comes to mind is a Homer Simpson "doh!"  Let us know what you end up doing! Maybe there's a job # referenced somewhere in the email? Good luck!

It was clear once I looked at the application. They have a math ed VAP and a math VAP. I'd not applied to the math one. Fortunately, mathjobs.org makes it about a 3 minute job to apply to a new place.
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kiana
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« Reply #12747 on: November 20, 2012, 1:31:18 AM »

Ooh ...

I got my first request for a phone interview!
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« Reply #12748 on: November 20, 2012, 1:37:30 AM »

Looks like I got my first rejection. Office mate scored a phone interview I didn't. Thrilled for him it is a great school. I do confess to a touch of self pity though.
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« Reply #12749 on: November 20, 2012, 11:28:34 AM »

Just got my first phone interview, and it's for a school I'm quite interested in.

kiana: Congrats!

lohai0: Sorry to hear that. Hang in there!
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