In response to our newest "How can we help you?" post, a reader by the name of 'Eric' writes:
It would be helpful if there was a post discussing things one should consider when deciding to go on the job market. For example, should one go on the market in the beginning of their 5th year as a US graduate student if they do not have a publication. If they should go on the market without a publication, what things need to be true and what kinds of jobs should they apply for? These questions are motivated by my own situation as a 4th year graduate student at a top-15 program. But, it seems like a more general discussion of whether and where one should apply when one is a 5th year could be useful.
Good question! What do you all think?