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Neil Morgan- Applying for Jobs


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Neil Morgan- Applying for Jobs

  1. 1. So, you wanna job? Neil A. Morgan Indiana University Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference 2014 Orlando, February 2014
  2. 2. Applying for Jobs •  Where to apply? •  How to apply? •  What are they looking for? •  What are you looking for? •  Overall observations 2
  3. 3. Where to Apply? •  Not everywhere •  Be realistic •  Plus aspirational and back-up •  Don’t limit yourself geographically •  The world is flattening •  “Bucketize” your targets 3
  4. 4. How to Apply? •  Networking via your faculty •  CV 4
  5. 5. CV •  Take this seriously •  Not a business card, but not a novel •  Go find three examples of what good “looks like” (and maybe “bad” for comparison) •  Education, Research and Pubs •  Teaching experience, ratings, interests •  Past work experience •  One or two lines on extra curricular 5
  6. 6. How to Apply? •  Networking via your faculty •  CV •  Cover letter 6
  7. 7. Cover •  Go back to your buckets (prioritize, you can’t send the same thing to everyone) For high priority targets: Ø Personalize (to school, not individual) Ø Why you are interested in them Ø Why they should be interested in you Ø External perspectives on both the above questions? 7
  8. 8. How to Apply? •  Networking via your faculty •  CV •  Cover letter •  Maybe working paper 8
  9. 9. What are “they” looking for ? •  Evidence of ability to do high quality research •  Indicators of ability to teach •  Some way to calibrate potential “Fit” •  Evidence/RTB you are serious in your interest in the school 9
  10. 10. What are you looking for ? •  First job, not last •  Fit •  Collegiality •  What can I learn there that will make me more valuable if I wanted to leave? •  Can I publish my way out? 10
  11. 11. Overall Observations •  It’s a hugely inefficient, wildly random, matchmaking process… •  …in which you usually don’t have much choice in who responds to your personal ad •  But (don’t ask me why) it somehow usually ends up working out for the vast majority 11