How does one move to a higher position in the A.T profession? currently i have been working at the Junior college level, for many years, and looking to move up to university level in my state. So recently i have been applying for A.T positions either it be head or assistant. My experience has been confusion, and frustration. Seems like head A.T positions are taken by the assistants moving up, or if the AT knows someone at that university.
Doesn't seem like H.R or head AT evaluate you on what you know, or years of experience. OK i understand Nata has this whole thing on networking, talking to others, rubbing elbows etc., but has our profession gotten to who you know rather than what you know?
any thoughts would be helpful.