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Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Inappropriate, Hostile, and Awkward Moments

When preparing to make your best impression on a potential employment site, it goes without saying that you want to do your best to put your best foot forward and make a stellar impression. However, what happens when the individuals evaluating you seem to be less invested in such an impression and slips up themselves? From his series Academic Job Hunts from Hell, Dr. David Perlmutter writes in this article about how to handle unexpected and outrageous comments during campus visits and interviews. Drawing from personal experience and anecdotes from colleagues in the industry, Perlmutter offers crucial advice on how best to roll with the punches and maintain your composure when tossed a curve ball under pressure.

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