Navigating the Job Market
Based on a 2016 survey of several thousand academic applicants, nearly 40% of scholars seeking competitive opportunities have to carve out 5-10 hours per week just to complete applications while they are on the job market. Some candidates spend even more time than that.
Managing Confidential Letters
The contemporary academic job market is notoriously crowded, and many scholars are applying for dozens of positions. Coordinating confidential letters from busy mentors can be time consuming and stressful. Applicants need an effective way to ensure their letters get where they need to go, on time, without a huge hassle for the recommender.
Getting Applications In, On Time and Professional
Scholars pursuing competitive academic (or alt-ac) opportunities need an effective way to collect, share, organize, and deliver each application to its proper destination, in its proper format, on time. And those on the market for extended or repeated periods may struggle to keep their full application history organized.
Seeking Support in a Pinch
Sending in your applications is only half the battle. Missing or corrupted files, errors in the email address, out-of-date information on the department page, and simple mistakes can keep you from successfully submitting. And your life is busy enough without struggling to get a certain person on the phone on your lunch break.
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