[Coral-List] MORE ON JOB POSTINGS RE: Job Postings: Please Read

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 18 11:10:31 EDT 2008

Dear Shashank,
I do understand your distress on looking over job announcements in coral-list to find out some of them are for U.S. citizens or U.S. work permit holders. I am not a U.S. citizen myself, so believe me when I say I understand your frustration.
Yes, coral-list is international but a ban on job announcements for U.S. citizens or those with U.S. work permits will not be fair to those coral-listers that comply with the eligibility criteria.
Perhaps, a better way to address this is that the first words in the job posting subject line should say something like "US. citizen" or "US. work permit" or "unrestricted".
That way, any coral-lister could skip through the job postings and open only the messages of interest to him or her.
This system will also require the person posting the job to take the time in adding the few words at the start of the subject line.
Best wishes
Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. 

Marine Conservation Biologist based in the USA> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 05:50:28 -0700> From: iamshanky15 at yahoo.com> To: jim.hendee at noaa.gov> CC: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Job Postings: Please Read> > Dear Listers> This is my reply exclusively to Jim's mail asking us to speak up....> I graduated in April this year (PhD) and as usual started looking for post doc opportunities..> I feel that many times the postings on the list for post doc or job opportunities is U.S.A specific...I repeat U.S.A specific....I wanted to tell this to Jim long time back...> Prospective Job searchers are looking anxiously to get job and I think since coral-list is International...only Jobs (Post Docs, Teaching jobs, Management Jobs) that can accommodate international applicants should be advertised through coral-list....> country specific jobs or nationality specific jobs need not be advertised on coral-list as it is very very...I repeat..very stressful for people and students who are looking for job opportunities when it says only U.S citizens or U.S work permit holders.....> I have experienced this stress from past six months......every time I see a Post doc or Job opportunity posted on the list I feel very happy and I think this time I can apply and if everything goes well I can get the Job, but when I see the requirements, it says...U.S citizenship is primary requirement...> > It is stressful of course when it says specifically and mentions a particular nation's citizenship requirements for job application...> I am sure there are number of ways to advertise if the Job is only meant for U.S or say Japanese Citizens...or any country in particular....> > I feel that since Coral-List has international membership...only those Jobs that do not care about nationality need to be advertised or posted into the list....> > This is what I feel...and I am sure many upcoming job hunting, placement hungry graduates and researchers feel...> > Regards> Shashank > ===============================================================> Whether our efforts are, or not, favored by life, let us be able to say, when we come near the great goal,I have done what I could - Louis Pasteur> > > Role of Infinitely Small in Nature is Infinitely Large - Louis Pasteur> ===============================================================> Keshavmurthy Shashank> Research Student, Graduate School of Kuroshio Science> Laboratory of Environmental Conservation> Kochi University, Monobe Campus, B 200> Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8502, Japan> Mobile: 81 08039253889> My WebPage: http://web.mac.com/coralresearch/iWeb/shashank/Welcome.html> > > > > _______________________________________________> Coral-List mailing list> Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list

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