Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I have now finished my job applications for the year
I have now finished all my job applications for 2006. This year I only applied to four jobs. I applied to two post-docs and two overseas lecturships. In 2004 I applied to 75 academic positions and got one interview for a position overseas. Last year I applied to 26 posts and got two interviews from the same institution that interviewed me in 2004. I figure that academic job searches are like lottery tickets. The odds of me getting a job are so small that applying to one gives me about the same real world chance of winning as applying for a hundred.