Wednesday, January 5, 2011

AEA interview advice from someone who has done it twice

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!

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