Was running an online workshop with a bunch of PhD students about employability and networking. One of them pointed me a news article that linked to this fascinating paper revisiting Grannovetter's weak tie theory of job markets. It takes issue with the assumption that weak-ties are always better than strong ones when it comes to getting jobs: in a way that resonates completely with my lived experience. Very interesting: "Jobholders often know too much about their close associates’ TBCIC

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Academia is a weird environment, disconnected from reality and incredibly petty and fickle.

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flaws and so assess the risks of making a bad match as high. They also worry more about the implications of close associates’ failures for their own reputations." Really makes you think about how the academic job market does - and doesn't - conform to this finding?

would I be considered an outlier, if I don’t feel the theory is reflective of how I operate? Or is it purely based on academics workforce

Also, it’s 50+ pages and I skimmed 🫠

Theory is ppl are afraid things fall through when you recommend your best friend, so ppl rather refer acquaintances. Yhat said I recommended my partner and it worked out fine. All depends on what you are comfie with as an individual

Believe this has also been explored in a Freakonomics episode.

Unless you are blackmailing someone for a position, strong ties present significant conflicts of interest, risk for increased interpersonal turmoil, and liability for failed objectivity.

The word “fascinating” is doing a lot of heavy lifting here…

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Bosch .

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