I am a postdoctoral fellow currently on the market. This time around I only applied to a few extremely high-level schools/programs, knowing that I will have at least another year in my position in case I don't get anything (which I don't expect to). This strategy was largely based on the advice of my advisor, who is very prominent in the field we are in (and recently chaired two search committees). I am concerned, however, that even though he thinks I am super-great, I will not be competitive for very high-level jobs (and even all R1s in general) next time around (based on my CV), even though I will have another year to accumulate publications.
Essentially, I am concerned that my advisor has unrealistic perceptions of my viability as a job candidate, despite his background suggesting that he really should know what he is talking about, which could negatively influence my application strategy next time around. Has anyone else experienced a situation like this? Thanks so much for any advice.