Email to Mark Armstrong:
WRALSportsFan.com Another day, another round of NC State speculation.
So what is going on? A byproduct of using a search firm to conduct the search. Debbie Yow is using Parker Executive Search to reach out to various interested parties. After some level of interest is established, the topic of compensation is eventually going to be brought up. While we might be playing semantics, it isn’t an offer.
Let’s put it another way. Say you’re an engineer at SAS. You like working there, but you heard Cisco is hiring. Your curiosity leads to inquiring about pay and benefits. You never officially applied for the job and never got an offer, but you use the potential numbers to better your situation with your current employer.
Yow isn’t dealing with out-right rejection. Instead, she is dealing with miscommunication and/or coaches who feel the need to control their own message.