In their article, “Just What Is a Dossier?” Graham Bennett and Jason Lindsey detail the conundrum of tailoring applications to vague job descriptions.

Some wise words from those who know what it feels like to swim in an ocean of applicants:

“Our job is not to adjust our application materials to respond to needs at which we can only guess, but to present our own determinate scholarly identities in such an attractive way that some department will open the envelope and see, not just our past accomplishments, but its own promising future.”

Graham Bennett and Jason Lindsey