By Sara Wilson On the Wednesday night before this year’s MLA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, I realized that my husband was laughing at me….Read More
“It’s true that serendipity—otherwise known as luck—plays a role in job hunting. There are certain things over which job seekers have no control…” But in this post, Connected Academics project coordinator Stacy Hartman looks at some of the things job seekers do control, arguing that luck in job hunting isn’t as random as it can appear.Read More
By Stacy Hartman Q: From looking around the Connected Academics Web site, I see that there are a lot of things that other people…Read More
Connected Academics Proseminar Fellow Benjamin VanWagoner suggests that academics begin to think of their networks as functional, rather than simply relational.Read More
Maria Seger, another of our Connected Academics proseminar fellows, continues the discussion of networking and suggests that students think of it as a symbiotic process—a mutually beneficial exchange of information— rather than an exercise in nepotism.Read More
By Molly Mann
When you ask a roomful of humanities scholars what they think about networking, the tension is palpable. Sure, much of the work of our profession is contingent upon relationship building—it’s how we develop publishing contacts and find collaborators, and why we travel around the country on shoestring budgets to attend conferences—but there’s something about the word “networking,” with its connotations of boardrooms and power suits, that is both mysterious and repellent to us.
“All professions have their own jargon,” says Christopher Martiniano. “Identifying and using their key words, phrases, and acronyms is also crucial to making your résumé “scannable” and relevant to a potential interviewer. Like using SEO in a Web site, “keywording” your résumé with phrases and important words to a profession will help you get past the machine-reading level of most human resources departments.”Read More