Daniel Nexon gives some useful tips for those of you on the academic job market. Although he knows you’re gonna ignore his advice, it is worth a read. I liked this one:
Do not start to build an imaginary life for yourself at Big Research University, Medium-Size State U, Small Liberal Arts College, Tiny Remedial Institute, or whatever. This advice applies even once you have gotten an interview. I recommend not looking at real estate websites, finding out every last detail about the area the institution is located, or doing anything of this sort.
Might be useless but I remember I liked checking the climate in Wisconsin, inspecting the diving in Florida and finding out the amazing housing prices in London….