So this afternoon (yesterday, really) I got a voice mail that I had been somewhat expecting for the last few weeks. Back when I first found out that I would not be a candidate for job in my current department I applied at a school near Renae's job. I found the opening on the school's webpage. A week after submitting my application materials, I called their HR department to find out if they had received a complete application package. (They had.) So, I waited to hear whether I would get a call from their search committee. After not hearing from them after 6 weeks, I called and asked about the status of the search. The HR rep called me back and said that they had re-evaluated their needs for next year and would probably not be hiring anyone. Today's voice mail confirmed that the decision had been finalized.
Here are some things I know:
1. I should be applying to more places.
2. I'm not entitled to an interview from ANY place to which I apply.
But, here's something else I know:
IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A SEARCH, YOU SHOULD NOT PLACE AN AD ON YOUR WEBSITE.
Thank you. That is all.