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Posted in Ask an Academic,Housekeeping by Arnold Pan on December 19, 2010
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"Henderson Family Day Arm 2007" by Teo Sze Lee (Creative Commons license)

With all the interest in Caroline’s last post and all the great tips she offers day in, day out, I figured it might not be a bad idea to start up our own Ask Post Academic advice column, provided you have questions and you trust our answers.  Plus, it could be useful to hear what you want us to cover, instead just blogging about what we *think* you want us to cover.  I don’t know if you want to rely on me with life-changing tips or anything big (though I can vouch for Caroline on this front), but we might be able to help you with protocol questions and Miss Manners-type deals for post/marginal/fully committed academics.   And if we can’t quite come up with a good response, we’ll do our best to find someone who can.  Issues that I’ve thought about at this point of the job season dealt with whether it’s a good idea to send a quick email as a “thank you” note after an interview or how to react to inadvertently inappropriate questions from search committees.

If you have a question and want a response, write a comment below or Tweet us or you could post on our Facebook page if you don’t mind non-anonymity.  I guess you could email us too, but we don’t check the Post Academic account all that often.