Don’t Text During a Job Interview


Who does this?

Here is a taste of Karen Klesky‘s recent entry at “The Professor is In”:

During a recent campus interview at my university, a candidate met with department members for dinner and basically spent the entire meal texting. Is this really the new normal?

Let me take this moment to assure you: No, it is not. It might be tempting to think that it is because texting is so endemic in our social spaces, including professional ones. Tenured (and sometimes even untenured) faculty members text their way through department meetings (yes, I am looking at you!).

Read the rest here if you still need to be convinced that texting during a job interview is not a good idea.