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Gene C. Fant, Jr. at The Chronicle of Higher Education's On Hiring blog says that budding academicians ought to "have a mentor before going on the [job] market." Just like most journals don't publish papers subjected only to a single review, a tenure-track applicant would be remiss to allow a search committee "to be the sole reader/adviser to one's pursuit of an academic position," he adds.

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