Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Is Skype now essential to a jobhunting academic's CV?

Tenured Radical argues that it is.

And if you find yourself Skyping a job interview, she has lots of practical how-to tips:
A Sharpie, some note cards, and a small bulletin board (or a dry erase white board) that can be placed behind your laptop are a worthwhile investment. The survey you would be expected to teach? Sketch it out, with key texts. A little anecdote that dresses up a methodological problem in your thesis? A phrase like "Soup kitchen/condom/fireman" will remind you of exactly what you wanted to say about it.
Not looking that direction, myself, but I've been getting into some webcast invitations from history classrooms, and it sounds like good advice.
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