Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What Counts in Reference Letters: Sample

Here's a blog entry by Professor Frances Woolley of Carleton University who is just now shortlisting candidates for a faculty post: Why "great teacher" doesn't get you on the short list.

I think it's worth reading because it provides insight into a hiring manager's mind about what one of them is actually looking for in candidates, and how she interprets what she reads. As well as how much she reads of each submission.

How many times have I read résumés that claim mainly that someone is enthusiastic, hard-working or quick-learning?