I have a question which many grad students probably ponder: what's important when it comes to getting a job as a philosopher? Please can you rank, in order of importance, the following:
Where you received your degrees from.
Who your supervisors were.
Who your references are.
What area(s) you specialize in.
How many publications you have (assume that they are not in obscure journals).
How many professional (i.e., not grad) conferences you have spoken at.
Results from BA and MA degrees.
Activities (i.e., organizing conferences, founding societies).
Who you know.
Please include any other criteria which you think I may have failed to mention. If you are aware of any difference between what employers from the UK or USA may be looking for, please could you mention them.