Monday, March 31, 2008
(4:54 PM) | Brad:
Europe v. AmericaTwo questions only slightly related:
1) Have any of you come across an estimate of what the U.S. unemployment rate would be if it was calculated according to European standards? That is to say, as far as I understand it , in the U.S. you're no longer considered amongst the unemployed after a certain amount of time; whereas the unemployment rate in most Western European countries covers all able-bodied people without jobs. Or am I confused all around on the difference? If not, is America still really far ahead of the curve when it comes to unemployment?
2) Those of you who have applied for academic posts in Britain and in America, do you by and large feel as though you look like a better job candidate on the British application form (versus the standard CV expected in the U.S.)? I feel as though my CV is really thin, and never send it out with any confidence at all, and yet always feel as though I have a chance when I send off my British applications. (Though, this is not to say I've met with a ton of success in Britain either.)