Archive for November, 2007

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Whenever faculty members who are part of the faculty search committee are tasked to look for new members, it can seriously take its toll on them. Aside from the fact that they need to meticulously filter hundreds of applications, it won’t be that much of a help that they need to seriously read through bland teaching statements. Teaching statements are a necessity for every faculty member applicant as search committees consider it to be an essential part of absolutely any application to the acade…

Getting Ready for a Virtual Job Interview

With the rapid development of online technology, more and more people want to know how this would make their lives easier. In some way, it does help you cut time in (for instance) shopping, paying utility bills among others. However, this relatively-new technology may introduce new ways of doing things we never thought possible while online, such as finding a job.Believe it or not, some big-scale employers are experimenting with Second Life, an extremely popular online virtual community, to scre…

Sneaky Job Hunter Tactics

Some job hunters have become quite clever when it comes to submitting their resumes by trying to go around the usual path of sending their job applications directly to the hiring manager. Instead, they design their resumes to give a false impression that an insider of the company has already approved their resume for hiring.These sneaky fellows are able to pull off the trick in two ways. The first method is through attaching a fake note typed in a different font at the top of the document that r…