At a wine & cheese reception
Dr. Big Wig:Some of our students are gearing up for this year's job search.
Me:'Tis the season.
Dr. Big Wig:Prof. Esoteric and I are going to do mock interviews with them.
Me:(one eyebrow raised) Hmm...
Dr. Big Wig:(somewhat defensive) We have a great deal of experience serving on search committees.
Me:Yes, but it has been a while since were a job candidate. You may want to hear from some junior faculty who have been on the market more recently.
Dr. Big Wig:Excellent idea! We will email you some dates!