Higher Ed Is Boring

Dear Readers, You read that right! I, a higher ed professional and higher ed blogger, think that higher ed is boring. Let me clarify: higher ed is boring to talk about to and with anyone whose not in the field. As such, there'll be some changes to this blog, but more importantly to the Surviving... Continue Reading →

How to Prepare for Your First Higher Ed Interview

'Tis the season for all you soon-to-be M.Ed. grads to begin applying for jobs. And as someone who had to go through the arduous process of job applications and phone interviews not too long ago, I know how anxiety inducing the process can be. Since starting my current position, I've had the privilege of sitting on the other side of the table as a member of several search committees and the chair of another. As the interviewer, I've been a part of many a good interviews and some really terrible ones. So, as a former grad student and frequent interviewer, let me share some important tidbits with you to help you prepare for your first job interview. Read until the end to set up a mock phone interview with me to practice the skills described in this post.

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