My Career Track Looks Like an Octopus

I vividly recall one of my first job interviews at a well-known business school. It was the beginning of my academic pursuit, and I was eager to work with the best. Back then, my experience with interviewing for jobs was mainly theoretical. I read many how-to guides on what types of questions one can expect, how to answer them, and what to do to make a good impression. Theory and practice do not always align.

On the day of the interview, I was nervous. On my way to the meeting, I remember thinking that this was my only shot. I could either get the chance of a lifetime or end up playing in the second league, which is how I saw all the other academic institutions back then. In my mind, I was dangerously ...

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