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I don't know what everybody else thinks, but I think it's unprofessional to
offer any unsolicited feedback in a job interview on the applicant's
presentation. They want a job, not an appraisal. Should we offer our two
cents worth on their resume? Their tie?
As someone said earlier, it's a cruel world. If someone disregards
instructions then tough luck, don't hire them. Better yet, don't even
interview them. Enough said. DB.
From: Meek, DavidX L [mailto:davidx -dot- l -dot- meek -at- INTEL -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 2:37 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Appalled, eh?
Darren Barefoot wrote
Part of professionalism is tact and diplomacy. I wonder why Mr. Plato
bothers informing sub-standard applicants of their submission omissions
(forgive the assonance)? Surely, as an earlier person pointed out, it
wouldn't be particular prudent to hire these people. Should we share all our
evaluations with the applicants:
The purpose of informing applicants of their submission errors can be a
professional approach. How else can anyone improve without feedback? The
content of that feedback must also be professional.
By the way, if you want to know what professionalism is, ask yourself,
"What's the *right* thing to do?" In my experience, the two are nearly
(Any statements made above are mine, and mine alone.)