Tuesday, October 05, 2004"Why I am not going to hire you"
A manager explains to new librarians the reason they aren't getting the job. Much of which seems fairly obvious. But I'm making a note of it to remind myself things that I need to do, next time I'm looking for work.
Having just interviewed a couple of people to replace myself in my current position, this one struck me:
[quote] You at no point could show any knowledge or curiosity about important topics affecting the library world. [/quote]
We asked both applicants what they knew about the organisation. One: "Nothing. Except what I know from having worked at [organisation that was the predecessor of the predecessor of this organisation, nearly 30 years ago]".
The other: "Well, I've heard about it in the news from my work with [news organisation]. I've seen ads for [brand name] of course. I looked at your website and I see that you...."
Guess which one got the job?
Link via Confessions of a Mad Librarian (also on Librarian.net).