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My Guardian Blog Post on Job Applications US-Styleee
October 20, 2011


Now that I’m in the US I’m experiencing a whole lot of academic-culture shock. One of the main things to startle me these last weeks has been the difference between the way you apply for a job in the US compared to the UK. I know I am not alone in being panicked by the differences because I have often heard from UK academics settling in the US and being wrong-footed by the system over here. To share what I’ve learnt so far I wrote a piece for the Guardian Higher Education Network called: Job Seeking in the US.

Of coures these things are never cut and dried and there will always be a variety of opinions on the best approach (the same is true of academic book pitching), but I hope the article draws out some of the main differences. Job applications involve a ridiculous amount of hard work and I wanted to help British academics with wander-lust save a bit of time. I’m also hoping some US academics will wade in some insider knowledge too and help build on my early findings!

  1. Hi There Charlotte Frost,
    On a similar note,, When you are writing a blog post the first thing you need to consider is the title. Your blog post title is the first thing that readers see when they find your blog via search. So how do you write a blot post title that draws readers? There are a few different methods and tricks to writing a great blog post title.
    Keep up the good work

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