Tuesday, March 31, 2009

today: unadvice.

some weeks ago i agreed to participate in a postdoc panel and answer questions from graduate students about the job search. (it meets this afternoon.)

at the time i didn't really think about it.
now that i have, i can't think of much advice to give.

sure, i was hired as a postdoc,
so i must have done a few things right ..

.. or that i was extremely lucky;
i can't tell anymore.

at best, i can tell them what NOT to do when applying. with any luck, i won't say anything particularly stupid.

epilogue: the applied mathematicians did most of the talking. i think i ended up making a pleasant fool of myself.

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