Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Comics

"[A]s the mind does not exist unless leagued with the soul, therefore it must have been that in [his] case, yielding up all his thoughts and fancies to his supreme purpose; that purpose, by its own sheer inveteracy of will, forced itself against gods and devils into a kind of self-assumed, independent being of its own. Nay, could grimly live and burn, while the common vitality to which it was conjoined, fled horror-stricken from the unbidden and unfathered birth...thy thoughts have created a creature in thee..."



-- Jaded, Ph.D.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interfolio is now charging $4 per web delivery. That's $4 for every letter. With four letters, it costs a ridiculous $16 to apply to jobs that use their own online application system. This is awful.

zombie said...

Seems to me that they charge $4 for the first emailed letter, then $1 for subsequent letters to the same address. EXCEPT when you have them sent to an online (non-interfolio, non-ajo) application system, when they charge $4 each. Which seems to have something to do with the way those requests get sent to interfolio as individual, discrete requests. So, yeah, definitely more expensive to do it that way.
Would be nice if AJO gave us a way to have those letters sent out. (Do they? Anyone know?)

zombie said...

this from AJO:
(05/30/2013 yu to all) Free eDelivery Service. We are happy to announce our new free eDelivery service. This service is to help applicants deliver application materials, including the reference letters, to employers who are not currently using our full online services. It saves applicants in dossier delivery costs, simplifies the letter management for the reference writers, and it's totally free for both employers and applicants. To use this service, an employer just needs to sign up. Once we have verified your identity and approved your request, you can receive any application materials electronically by simply directing applicants to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/edelivery/your_group_number in your job ads; and you'll get notified for any new deliveries, and download the application packages in one simple step. Applicants, please ask your perspective employers to use our service. Employers, let's all work together to make academic job applications less costly for the applicants. [ Employers, you can try it out on the demo server by login as ed@b.c.d. Applicants, you can try as a@b.c.d ]

So, I guess the catch is that the employer has to sign up.

Anonymous said...

Hehe, they used "perspective" instead of "prospective".

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever started an on-line application, gotten half-way through it, battled with the inner skeptic who says "There's no point to writing what high school you graduated from because you'll get rejected anyway," losing the battle with the skeptic, and just exiting the application process in disgust? I did this the other day with a job that seemed to be a perfect fit. Nine years on the job market and it only gets more difficult every year.