Awhile back, an article appeared in the Chronicle by a woman on the job market who shared “TMI” with a colleague about a position she was interested in. Long story short, the colleague ended up applying for, and getting, the job, and the woman felt she’d been burned.
The following is a response to that piece, on why we should expect such things in our business. She makes some very good points. On the job market, I knew I was competing with some of my closest friends and colleagues. You can’t be resentful about the outcomes - you just have to do your best, and let the chips fall.