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4 Ways to Turn Resume Fluff into Marketable Facts | CAREEREALISM

4 Ways to Turn Resume Fluff into Marketable Facts | CAREEREALISM | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
Fill your resume with performance statements instead of fluff and you will see a dramatic improvement in your job search results.
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Thank you for sharing, Errol!
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Four Techniques for Turning Job Interviews Into Offers

"'Embarking on a job search can feel like skydiving. It seems like such a terrifying endeavor, as you throw yourself into the unknown!' Nancy Karas sometimes says this to her clients who are about to start job search."

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Superstarchivist: A Word about Cover Letters

Superstarchivist: A Word about Cover Letters | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it

A shameless plug for my own blog!

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Letters to a Young Librarian: Interview Red Flags, by Joe Hardenbrook

Much has been written on the topic of 'interview
red flags' – but it’s mostly from the employer perspective: what to
watch out for when interviewing candidates. But what about the view from
the interviewee? Here are few red flags—along with a couple
anecdotes—that should make you run and scream from a library interview.

 

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First Librarian: Tactics for Library Job Hunting in a Tough Market from ALA Webinars

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Data (not)Friday: Just Jobs…. – Hedgehog Librarian

Either the flood waters are rising or I’m just more observant (probably a combination of the two) but there seem to be quite a high number of library jobs with data responsibilities coming out these days.
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LSC: New Arrivals for Academics & Job Hunters | Library Developments

LSC: New Arrivals for Academics & Job Hunters | Library Developments | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
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How valuable is library experience to MLIS students?

How valuable is library experience to MLIS students? | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
Prior to starting at McGill's School of Information Studies I had no experience working in a library. When I began my studies, I realized that a lot of my fellow classmates had worked in a variety ...
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so, what exactly does an archivist do?

so, what exactly does an archivist do? | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
This post is inspired by how many library school students and librarians have no real idea of what archivists do and why -- a description of archives doesn't seem to make it to any intro classes. B...
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So You Want to be a Librarian? A Guide For Those Considering an MLS, Current Students & Job Seekers

So You Want to be a Librarian? A Guide For Those Considering an MLS, Current Students & Job Seekers | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
I get a lot of email asking for advice either on getting an MLS, the job search or the skills needed. So I've pulled together a list of the best of the best advice for potential MLS students, current students and job seekers.
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LIScareer | Career Strategies for Librarians

Practical career development advice for librarians and library science students, written by information professionals around the world.
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Job Sites for Historians/Archivists

Job Sites for Historians/Archivists | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it

"...Nevertheless, here I am with some job site recommendations for those who have experience as an archivist and/or historian..."

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Nine Good Questions to Ask at a Job Interview | Monster

Nine Good Questions to Ask at a Job Interview | Monster | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
Here are nine good questions to ask at your next job interview.
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Be Aware: Companies Social Screening Job Candidates

Be Aware: Companies Social Screening Job Candidates | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
If you're enrolled in an online degree program and looking for a job, it's recommended you keep your online reputation fresh in mind.
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Bubba's comment, February 7, 2012 5:07 PM
This is good advice for anyone. A lot more companies are going to screen your social media posts as they get better with the technology.
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Free Webinar: Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting | ALA Editions

Free Webinar: Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting | ALA Editions | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it

Webinar coming January 4, 2012.

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Essay on mistakes to avoid when applying for academic jobs | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on mistakes to avoid when applying for academic jobs | Inside Higher Ed | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it

Not specifically library-related, but still informative.

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Show up and be smart at Attempting Elegance

Show up and be smart at Attempting Elegance | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
Or, Jenica’s Guide To Interviewing For An Academic Job.
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Want an Unbeatable Résumé? Read These Tips from a Top Recruiter. - Forbes

“Can you take a look at my résumé and see what you think?” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked this in the past year, I wouldn’t be rich, but I would have some extra dough. It’s true.
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Main Page - TheLibraryRoutesProject

"The Library Routes Project was set up in October 2009 (see About for more details), to bring together the thoughts and experiences of Information Professionals on how they got where they are today, and why they chose to work in libraries at all."

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Blog U.: You are Not a Tinker Toy: Libraries and Reorganization - Library Babel Fish - Inside Higher Ed

When I read “Library Limbo,” a news story about library staff members being laid off the University of San Diego, I had to resist adding a comment because I needed what preschools sometimes call a “time out.” My first responses were strong, but not...
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Something to keep in mind before and after you're hired!
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Nailing the Library Interview

Nailing the Library Interview | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it
Getting that librarian position can be a daunting process. First, you write your cover letter and resume. You wait. Maybe you wait some more? Then comes a telephone interview, followed by th...
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following @jenica26, my thoughts on resumes and cover letters

following @jenica26, my thoughts on resumes and cover letters | Job Searching for Librarians and Archivists | Scoop.it

Andromeda Yelton on resumes, cover letters, applications, and interviews.

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