Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Chronicle Careers: 02/02/2005

In today's Chronicle Careers column, an academic librarian talks about her search for a better position. Big deal, you say? Well, what's interesting are her comments about one of the institutions that invited her for an interview. She talks about the mistakes the staff made in handling her job search and other red flags that led her to turn down a subsequent job offer from that institution. Those of us conducting job searches in libraries (and elsewhere) need be just as aware of the first impressions we make as job candidates are. One cannot expect to recruit quality employees through a poorly-run candidate search.