Saturday, January 27, 2007

where have I been?

I've been working hard on my dissertation, which means less quality time online. This is definitely as it should be. I made this wonderful to-do list with all the things I needed to do to feel comfortable before getting an interview. I have done some of the bigger ones, and am feeling pretty good about my progress. I am hoping to get a little more of my transcription done tomorrow, but I think I'll probably fall short of having it all done this weekend. Still, I have been chugging along and that feels good.

There is something about this whole process that makes everyone doubt themselves. I was talking to some other graduate students today. We all were nerdy-know-it-all kids growing up, but the thing is, you get to graduate school and everyone is like that. So you start to lose some confidence, which might be a good thing, but it definitely makes it tough when you start thinking of going out and convincing someone else that they should hire you.

Still no phone calls, no emails. I wasn't going to do it, but I peeked at the wiki created by the denizens of the Chronicle of Higher Education to track the "have you heard" buzz on various job postings. So far, there is no news on any of the positions I've applied for, which means that maybe they are still deciding who to interview. I hope.

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