For those of you who are going to Denver this weekend to interview for your first post graduate school economics job I wish you luck. Having done the economics job market twice I wrote up a few pointers for interviewing at a non-R1 school some apply to both R1 and non-R1.
Quick story. The job market guide written by John Cawley suggested " Bring granola bars or other portable snacks with you in your briefcase and eat between interviews." I was amazed how many people followed this advice exactly and brought granola bars.
So if you see a nervous looking young economist eating a granola bar wearing a dark suit in Denver this weekend wish them luck!