It seems that I've gotten to the point in my job search where the little things - especially the ones that occur over and over and over again - are really starting to grate on my nerves, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one experiencing this. I figured it might be nice to have the opportunity to vent a bit! Here are a couple things that having really been getting me: Lately, I've applied for several positions in which the posting referred to me as a "perspective employee". Why do I have to submit an application if I'm already a "perspective" employee? I mean, with that title, I assume that it is my job to provide the school/district with my perspective on something - perhaps appropriate word choice? AGH I also hate, hate, HATE browsing the websites of schools I'm applying to and stumbling across sections that clearly haven't been proofread; interestingly, I've found that the "principal's message" section is most often the one that is error-ridden. It's especially frustrating to come across this sort of thing when I'm applying for jobs that emphasize clear communication skills, the ability to teach literacy skills, etc. It's like - hey! I'm more articulate than your principal! If they were good enough to hire, why can't I even get an interview? Those are my two pet peeves of the day - what are yours?