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Re: Interview Come Backs

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From: bonnie dill (bonniedill_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 30 2003 - 10:02:52 PST


Instead of a comeback, I think there always is a way to use the interview as
a teachable moment...when showing your portfolio, one could use this time to
talk about standards, elements of art, etc. It might go a long way in
bringing administrators around.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Seiler" <lseiler@ez-net.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: Interview Come Backs

> Subject: Interview Come Backs
> From: ejb35@columbia.edu
> > I don't need any loose cannons making problems for me in my
> > relationships with the profession. Think about this before any
> > come backs.
>
> hey...anyone know there's a war on, that schools are cuttin' back,
teachers
> are getting laid off everywhere? I think there's room here in this forum
to
> lighten up a bit....you know!
>
> Now...talk about professional, how professional to have a candidate drive
> near 3 hours to ask one question about where the administrator likes to
> fish? That was professional? Give me a break! If you can't laugh and
make
> light of that situation...you have an environment that I wouldn't want to
> work in any way! IMHO....
>
> Tell you what...not only might I benefit from them giving a good word
about
> my interview, but they might find trouble down the road when the word gets
> out about how they treat candidates. I ended up winning Wisconsin's
> Wildlife Artist of the Year 2 years after that interview, won our state
> Inland Trout Stamp, and now a member of the National Academy of
Professional
> Plein Air Painters.... know how stupid that makes those professionals up
at
> that school appear now?
>
> I'm not suggesting stupid for not hiring me, but stupid for not giving me
> respect for a proper interview after my efforts to get there and to
prepare.
> If that isn't something worth making jest of...then I don't get it! Then
> again...I was interviewing for art, and maybe they don't see and treat art
> teachers as professionals...thus perhaps I wasn't due the respect of a
> decent interview!
>
> Larry S.
>
>
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