I just had lunch with a colleague who is leaving non-TT work with us for a TT position.
I'm so happy for hir! The new job sounds good, and zie sounds happy, but realistic about the hard work ahead.
Last fall, our chair offered assistance with application letters and so forth to folks who wanted to move from non-TT here to TT somewhere else. This colleague took the chair up on the offer. And when zie got an interview (which turned into several interviews), folks in the department stepped up to do a mock research talk with hir and mock phone and campus visit interviews.
I feel good about how our department (and especially our chair) helped this person with job market preparation.
We also have someone who got their MA a while back, who's been adjuncting for us, who decided to move on to a PhD program. And I know some folks were really helpful to hir in preparing letters of application as well.
The new hire and I chatted for a bit over the congratulatory lunch, and I learned what zie found most useful in our help (job letter help, mock interview, mock research presentation, and mock campus visit interview), and what zie could have used more help with (preparing for the teaching demo).
My question now is how to help folks prepare for a teaching demo?