Chances are this is what NOT to say during a telephone interview:
Interviewer: "Why X institution? And why now?"
Me: "Well, I applied for the job in November and you repackaged it, pulled it without notice, and then put it back out there, so now is when you were taking action. Why X institution--you are within driving distance of my house and you have a position for which I have the experience."
Not surprisingly, haven't heard anything further, even from my followup email.
I know that what they want to hear is that 'you are the best institution of your type EVAH and people are busting down the doors for the privilege of working there.' But the truth is the truth--I wouldn't be applying for another job if mine was going swimmingly and paid well so what really do they want to hear? Is it a bad thing if one of the comments you get is 'thank you for your honesty and candor'?
3 months ago