Monday, October 22, 2007

The bit about proofreading? Universally Applicable

Dean Dad is a wonderful source of information for anyone looking for an academic job, both for how to get it and why you might not want to. Today he covers the application process for academic admin jobs, and inadvertently reveals that those search committees have a lot more time on their hands than the business world equivalent. There's only a 50/50 shot a given business will read your cover letter in the tech industry, but college administrators apparently have to write a minimum of four pages, single spaced, to be taken seriously.

Seriously though, do proofread your cover letters.

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