[Michlib-l] About that job posting

Donna Winter dwinter at livoniapubliclibrary.org
Mon Jun 5 14:44:25 EDT 2017


Yikes! I guess you could say that resume gave a negative impression. 
Ba da dum bump psh 

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Donna Winter, Automation Services Librarian 
Livonia Public Library 
32777 Five Mile Road 
Livonia, MI 48154 
ph: 734-466-2675 


From: "Marian Volek" <marianvolek at yahoo.com> 
To: "susan wess" <susan.wess at milanlibrary.org>, "Phillip J Kwik" <KwikPJ at troymi.gov>, "ConnieJo Ozinga" <cjozinga at commercelibrary.info>, "Michlib-l" <michlib-l at mcls.org> 
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 2:35:32 PM 
Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] About that job posting 

When I was the editor for our local newspaper, I had a young lady show up for a job interview in a prom dress. I also received a resume printed in white letters on a black background. Imagine how many black ink cartridges that gentleman went through! 


Marian Volek 
Administrative Assistant 
West Iron District Library 
Iron River, Michigan 



From: "susan.wess at milanlibrary.org" <susan.wess at milanlibrary.org> 
To: Phillip J Kwik <KwikPJ at troymi.gov>; 'ConnieJo Ozinga' <cjozinga at commercelibrary.info>; "michlib-l at mcls.org" <michlib-l at mcls.org> 
Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 1:28 PM 
Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] About that job posting 

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 ..... 

Susan Wess, M.L.I.S. 
Director 
151 Wabash St. 
Milan, MI 48160 
734.439.1240 
734.439.5625 -- FAX 





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Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] About that job posting 
From: Phillip J Kwik < [ mailto:KwikPJ at troymi.gov | KwikPJ at troymi.gov ] > 
Date: Mon, June 05, 2017 2:07 pm 
To: "'ConnieJo Ozinga'" < [ mailto:cjozinga at commercelibrary.info | cjozinga at commercelibrary.info ] >, 
" [ mailto:michlib-l at mcls.org | michlib-l at mcls.org ] " < [ mailto: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 
Phillip Kwik | Assistant Director 
Troy Public Library | 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48084 | Office: 248 . 619.7577 | [ http://www.troypl.org/ | troypl.org  ] [ https://www.facebook.com/troylib ] [ https://twitter.com/troylib ] 
“We believe a strong community embraces diversity, promotes innovation, and encourages collaboration. We strive to lead by example within the region. We do this because we want everyone to choose Troy as their community for life. We believe in doing government the best.” 
From: [ mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org | michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org ] [ [ mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org | mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org ] ] On Behalf Of ConnieJo Ozinga 
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017 1:58 PM 
To: [ mailto:michlib-l at mcls.org | 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 
180 E. Commerce 
Commerce, MI 48390 
(248) 669-8108 x101 
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