<html><head></head><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif;font-size:16px"><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7266">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!</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7272"><br></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_6633">&nbsp;<br></div><div class="signature" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_6614"><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7430">Marian Volek</div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7403">Administrative Assistant</div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7382">West Iron District Library</div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7383">Iron River, Michigan<br></div></div><div class="qtdSeparateBR" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7150"><br><br></div><div class="yahoo_quoted" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7154" style="display: block;">  <div style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7153"> <div style="font-family: HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7152"> <div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7151"> <font id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7155" size="2" face="Arial"> <hr id="yui_3_16_0_1_1496687312881_7156" size="1"> <b><span style="font-weight:bold;">From:</span></b> "susan.wess@milanlibrary.org" &lt;susan.wess@milanlibrary.org&gt;<br> <b><span style="font-weight: bold;">To:</span></b> Phillip J Kwik &lt;KwikPJ@troymi.gov&gt;; 'ConnieJo Ozinga' &lt;cjozinga@commercelibrary.info&gt;; "michlib-l@mcls.org" &lt;michlib-l@mcls.org&gt; <br> <b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Sent:</span></b> Monday, June 5, 2017 1:28 PM<br> <b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Subject:</span></b> Re: [Michlib-l] About that job posting<br> </font> </div> <div class="y_msg_container"><br><div id="yiv7149028438"><div><span style="font-family:Verdana;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;"></span><div>I agree. Reminds me of the cover letter I received for a ref librarian.&nbsp; "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. </div><div><br clear="none"></div><div>If it says no phone calls, do not call.</div><div>If it says electronic submissions, do not mail a hard copy.</div><div>When interviewing, do not tell me how you hated your last boss and how mean everyone was to you.</div><div>Do not arrive late dressed for an alt rock concert</div><div><br clear="none"></div><div>and the list goes on .....<br clear="none"></div><div><br clear="none"></div><div><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color:#0000ff;">&nbsp;</span></strong>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="color:#888888;"><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">Susan Wess, M.L.I.S.<br clear="none">Director<br clear="none">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img id="yiv7149028438sigimg0" title="signature image" src="cid:kIMaQnzU1KXQ8A6V9wj3" alt="" title-off="" data-id="3ecb195f-6dfc-8a8d-0608-4b6861a542f7" width="78" border="0" height="64">&nbsp;</span></em></span></div><div><span style="color:#888888;"><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">151&nbsp;Wabash St.</span></em></span></div><div><span style="color:#888888;"><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">Milan, MI 48160</span></em></span></div><div><span style="color:#888888;"><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">734.439.1240</span></em></span></div><div><span style="color:#888888;"><em><span style="color:#0000ff;">734.439.5625 -- FAX &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br clear="none"></span></em></span></div><div><br clear="none"><br clear="none"></div>
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Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] About that job posting<br clear="none">
From: Phillip J Kwik &lt;<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:KwikPJ@troymi.gov" target="_blank" href="mailto:KwikPJ@troymi.gov">KwikPJ@troymi.gov</a>&gt;<br clear="none">
Date: Mon, June 05, 2017 2:07 pm<br clear="none">
To: "'ConnieJo Ozinga'" &lt;<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:cjozinga@commercelibrary.info" target="_blank" href="mailto:cjozinga@commercelibrary.info">cjozinga@commercelibrary.info</a>&gt;,       <br clear="none">
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</style>   <div class="yiv7149028438yqt6829321253" id="yiv7149028438yqt99116"><div class="yiv7149028438WordSection1"> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="">Hello Connie:</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="">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. </span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="">Any such applicant did not follow the submittal directions. If it were my call, I would not accept those applications.</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="">Good luck with your search.</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="">Phillip </span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><b><u><span style="font-size:11.0pt;">Phillip Kwik</span></u></b><u><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"> | Assistant Director&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></u></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;">Troy Public Library | 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48084 | Office: 248</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;">.</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;">619.7577 | <a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank" href="http://www.troypl.org/">troypl.org&nbsp;</a>&nbsp; </span><a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/troylib"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"><img id="yiv7149028438Picture_x0020_5" src="cid:o6KHZDMgyQbtXafoyR9X" alt="cid:image010.jpg@01CF8BD8.30248410" data-id="a6dbcd81-d4db-cc40-477a-2a247d53f95f" width="16" border="0" height="16"></span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;">&nbsp; </span><a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/troylib"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"><img id="yiv7149028438Picture_x0020_6" src="cid:JFZwcYtIYGFMptEnbkcq" alt="cid:image011.jpg@01CF8BD8.30248410" data-id="67d04a04-4bff-416b-dca0-037d257df36e" width="15" border="0" height="15"></span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"></span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;" lang="EN">“We believe a strong community embraces diversity, promotes innovation, and encourages collaboration.&nbsp; 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.”</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"></span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style=""> &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;"> <a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:michlib-l-bounces@mcls.org" target="_blank" href="mailto:michlib-l-bounces@mcls.org">michlib-l-bounces@mcls.org</a> [<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:michlib-l-bounces@mcls.org" target="_blank" href="mailto:michlib-l-bounces@mcls.org">mailto:michlib-l-bounces@mcls.org</a>] <b>On Behalf Of </b>ConnieJo Ozinga<br clear="none"> <b>Sent:</b> Monday, June 05, 2017 1:58 PM<br clear="none"> <b>To:</b> <a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:michlib-l@mcls.org" target="_blank" href="mailto:michlib-l@mcls.org">michlib-l@mcls.org</a><br clear="none"> <b>Subject:</b> [Michlib-l] About that job posting</span></div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;margin-bottom:12.0pt;">A few weeks ago I posted a job listing on Michlib and my coop's job board.&nbsp; The listing very clearly states that resume etc. should be submitted to the following email address.&nbsp; The listing did not include any mailing address.&nbsp; Today I received my second fat envelope full of paper in application for the job.</div> </div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;">I have 3 reactions to this fat envelope.</div> </div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;">1. This person does not do well at reading directions.</div> </div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;">2. This person does know how to look up addresses.</div> </div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;margin-bottom:12.0pt;">3. The wastebasket. </div> </div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;margin-bottom:12.0pt;">How would you react? Am I wrong here?&nbsp; Interested in your comments? Also note, that so far I have 20 apps.</div> </div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;">Connie</div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><br clear="none"> -- </div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="color:#888888;background:white;">Connie Jo Ozinga<br clear="none"> Library Director<br clear="none"> Commerce Township Community Library</span></div> </div> <div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="color:#888888;background:white;">180 E. Commerce</span></div> </div> <div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="color:#888888;background:white;">Commerce, MI 48390<br clear="none"> (248) 669-8108 x101<br clear="none"> <a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank" href="http://www.commercelibrary.info/">www.commercelibrary.info</a><br clear="none"> <br clear="none"> </span><br clear="none"> Raising a reader is: Talking * Singing * Reading * Writing * &nbsp;Playing </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div class="yiv7149028438MsoNormal" style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;">The information contained in this electronic message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s). If the reader of this message is&nbsp;not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, use, dissemination, forwarding or copying of this message is strictly&nbsp;prohibited, and we request that you delete the original message and all attachments.</span></div> </div> </div></div>   <hr>_______________________________________________<br clear="none">
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