Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Job Search: Whatever Happened to Common Courtesy and Professionalism

A few weeks ago, I had a library job interview with a university. As I reported back then, the telephone interview was a series of questions (6 in all) asked in quick succession.

After the interview, I was told that I would receive some kind of update before the end of the week. Well, you guessed it: I haven't heard any updates in two weeks - which leads me to today's short rant:

Why don't some of these institutions of higher education practice common courtesy and conduct themselves in a professional manner? I was courteous in responding to their job postings and professional in making myself available for their telephone interview. Why not show some reciprocity by contacting me or informing me that there was a delay? At least--at the very least--let me know and do not keep me in the dark.

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