After I've written so much, it feels as though this series needs some sort of conclusion. I've explored everything from the basic outline of how a hiring committee works to details of how to ensure that committee members who think a particular applicant is qualified can justify that belief to other committee members. However, there are probably two pieces of advice that I feel are the most important, so I'll repeat them here:
- Read the job ad thoroughly, and base your entire application on demonstrating that you have the qualifications asked for in the advertisement.
- Make your application very, very easy to read and use, yet detail-rich.