on a job trip.
Not the research, since only candidates with good research get the campus visit anyway.
Office meetings are important.
But the big thing is the workshop. How well do you handle questions and make the seminar a discussion rather than a lecture. If you are good at the seminar, you will get many job offers. People with ‘better papers’ and worse seminars will get many fewer job offers.
People who give better seminars tend to be more productive in the long run too. I don’t know which way the causality goes, though.
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