The Chronicle’s article (March 2013) entitled, Ph.D’s Spend Big Bucks Hunting for Academic Jobs, With No Guaranteed Results is very interesting. What did I learn?
1. Long Titles are no good.
2. How can someone rack up $100,000 in school debt while working AND publishing a chapter in a book?
But most importantly…
3. Whoever the unemployed graduate is that created Interfolio is a GENIUS!
I read so many articles on the difficulty of finding tenure-track positions, the job market slump, the rising cost of education, and the overall economic instability of the American workforce, that the topics are now dull (and depressing). The words blur together and my mind starts to wonder – who has a good job? Well, I have a pretty good job. The guy writing the article may have a good job. The guy IN the article may have a good job at this point, after all the strife. But really, its the employes of the SERVICES that are referenced in the article that have the good life. They took a look at their situation, saw others in it, and developed a solution. Mind blowing, right?