The day after the ad ran, I eagerly checked the jobs mailbox. Thrilled to see more than forty applications, I decided to allot time later in the week to begin my review.
Before the end of the week the inbox count was up to more than 220. In the next two weeks, 300+ more applications came in. A nice problem to be sure, but how to sort through the abundance? The obvious answer would be to first eliminate those without qualifications, but most – at least on paper – seemed more than qualified to be online instructors.