A Quick Hiring Tip: Don’t Trust the Machine

Hiring season is upon us, and I promised myself last year to spread the following tip: when you are applying for a position, make sure that somebody relevant knows you are applying. Just submitting the application online may mean that it falls between the cracks (especially in places where the number of applicants is very large). So a single (short and polite) email to the most relevant researcher in the place you are applying to could help. I thought everybody knows that but last year I missed an application from a candidate that I really like a lot, hence today’s post.

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