Via Josh: The Chronicle of Higher Education tells us academics that if you ever want a job, don't blog. This is excellent advice, which I will add to other excellent job-seeking advice I have received over the years:
Don't be a vegetarian.
Don't be married, have a partner, or date.
Don't have a baby. Don't get pregnant or even think about getting pregnant. If you are pregnant, hide it.
Don't be a woman; or a man; or Asian; or white.
Don't drink during your campus visit; if you do, you will embarrass yourself and never get hired.
Do drink during your campus visit; if you don't, they will think you are uptight or uncultured and you will never get hired.
Corollary to above (A): Drink wine on your campus visit to prove that you are sophisticated.
Corollary to above (B): Drink beer on your campus visit to prove that you are one of the guys.
Wear an expensive suit in order to look your most professional.
Wear a moderately priced suit in order to look frugal and sensible.
Wear a highly fashionable suit in order to look cutting-edge.
Wear a cheap suit in order to look impoverished enough to need the job.
Be sure you have published many articles in impressive journals.
Be sure that you have published nothing so that you can look like you are "all potential."
Always read the Chronicle of Higher Education to know the cold, hard facts about our profession.
Never read the Chronicle of Higher Education, lest you become too depressed to continue in our doomed profession.