[Michlib-l] About that job posting

Todd Reed treed at sturgis-library.org
Mon Jun 5 15:12:05 EDT 2017


Hi Connie,

I agree that there are probably red flags involved when somebody applies
incorrectly.   At the very least, I count a big strike against the
applicant.  I normally do telephone interviews as the first step and give
an otherwise very qualified applicant a chance to explain why they
submitted paper.  I would need, however, to see evidence of computer skills
on the resume for me to even speak with them.

Good Luck,

Todd Reed, Director
Sturgis District Library



On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 2:26 PM, <susan.wess at milanlibrary.org> wrote:

> I agree. Reminds me of the cover letter I received for a ref librarian.
> "I would love to join the staff at Washtenaw Community College and would be
> an asset". I've often thought I'd like to write up a list of dos ad don'ts
> for people applying for jobs.
>
> If it says no phone calls, do not call.
> If it says electronic submissions, do not mail a hard copy.
> When interviewing, do not tell me how you hated your last boss and how
> mean everyone was to you.
> Do not arrive late dressed for an alt rock concert
>
> and the list goes on .....
>
>
>
>
>
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> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] About that job posting
> From: Phillip J Kwik <KwikPJ at troymi.gov>
> Date: Mon, June 05, 2017 2:07 pm
> To: "'ConnieJo Ozinga'" <cjozinga at commercelibrary.info>,
> "michlib-l at mcls.org" <michlib-l at mcls.org>
>
> Hello Connie:
>
> I think that your first reaction was correct. I have a fourth reason: the
> applicant is not comfortable with, or does not believe in, technology. In
> any case, I do not believe this person is right for your library.
>
> Any such applicant did not follow the submittal directions. If it were my
> call, I would not accept those applications.
>
> Good luck with your search.
>
> Phillip
>
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> *From:* michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org
> <michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org>] *On Behalf Of *ConnieJo Ozinga
> *Sent:* Monday, June 05, 2017 1:58 PM
> *To:* michlib-l at mcls.org
> *Subject:* [Michlib-l] About that job posting
>
> A few weeks ago I posted a job listing on Michlib and my coop's job
> board.  The listing very clearly states that resume etc. should be
> submitted to the following email address.  The listing did not include any
> mailing address.  Today I received my second fat envelope full of paper in
> application for the job.
> I have 3 reactions to this fat envelope.
> 1. This person does not do well at reading directions.
> 2. This person does know how to look up addresses.
> 3. The wastebasket.
> How would you react? Am I wrong here?  Interested in your comments? Also
> note, that so far I have 20 apps.
> Connie
>
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> Connie Jo Ozinga
> Library Director
> Commerce Township Community Library
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