Has anyone received any updates from the UPitt position in psychology and the LRCD? I got a confirmation of my materials but nothing beyond that.
Date: 10 Oct 2012 18:14
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Cooper, did you apply for the social +LRCD or the motivation +LRCD?
I applied to both also =)
Did you submit one application or two?
I am a bit worried about the motivation position since it seems like they are looking for someone senior. This position sure is sweet though.
@ UpittAnon. I submitted two applications…from my understanding the motivation position is geared toward a senior person, but if they don't find a good senior candidate they make look at more junior candidates. Basically, they want the best person for the job and their first preference is for a senior person but they certainly won't rule out junior candidates.
Yeah, that is the vibe I had as well. Hopefully my single application wont disqualify me for one of the positions. I get the feeling there is no right approach to the this whole thing.
yeah that is what makes it so frustrating…the uncertainty and doubt one feels about whether what he/she did was the right approach. The one thing I keep telling myself is that I did my best to describe my research and how it clearly fits the position and that should matter more than the specific approach I took. I believe this sentiment is echoed in the wiki as I keep hearing different things about length of cover letter/research statement, but consistently hear that fit and clearly relaying that fit trumps all.
sigh, such a frustrating/anxiety-provoking time.
I feel your frustration. At least we will likely hear from this position early.