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53 Free October Webinars for Librarians

53 Free October Webinars for Librarians | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
All the latest free professional development opportunities have been added to our feature page here:
Free Live Webinars for Librarians
Be sure to bookmark it and check back monthly for updates!
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These 5 Resume Formatting Tips Help You Beat the ATS

These 5 Resume Formatting Tips Help You Beat the ATS | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Many job seekers understand they need to use targeted keywords in their resume to be chosen for consideration by an applicant tracking system (ATS). Fewer, though, are aware of the importance of their formatting choices.
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10 LinkedIn Status Updates For Job Seekers - Career Sherpa

10 LinkedIn Status Updates For Job Seekers - Career Sherpa | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Share LinkedIn status updates that appeal to your network and potential employers. Job seekers, try these 10 LinkedIn status updates.
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Good ways to diversify your LinkedIn updates. Particularly useful is #4 and how to ask questions without appearing desparate.

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How your Word Choice Affects your #JobSearch

How your Word Choice Affects your #JobSearch | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Words have the power to influence, soothe, agitate or amaze. Using them carefully in your jobsearch may not seem that important to you at first thought, but the answer to success may lie in the trivial pursuit to write each word in your resume, your profile or cover letter in an impeccable way to impress and influence the reader.
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Choosing the Best Job Postings for You

Choosing the Best Job Postings for You | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Indeed.com, the largest job board in the world, currently has over 65,000 jobs open just in Boston, Massachusetts. If you live in Boston, how would you choose the right postings for you?
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On being strategic when deciding to respond to a job posting.

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6 Tips For Following Up After A Job Interview | CAREEREALISM

6 Tips For Following Up After A Job Interview | CAREEREALISM | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Make sure you’re going above and beyond to impress interviewers and secure the job. Here are some tips for following up after a job interview.
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Writing FAQ: how do you find time to write? | The Christian Century

Writing FAQ: how do you find time to write? | The Christian Century | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it

"The things we don't do make it possible to do some other things. The things we say No to allow us to say Yes to other things..."

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Infonista | The Broaden-and-Build Career

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We start with a basic “platform” of LIS skills, then broaden and build out from there, usually either to create new opportunities or in response to new job responsibilities. The question is, in what direction does it make sense for us to broaden and build? If you commit to ongoing professional development, you want to make sure the new skills you’re mastering open up the opportunities that pique your interest.

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The Only Way To Build A Career That Generates Both Financial And Emotional Reward

The Only Way To Build A Career That Generates Both Financial And Emotional Reward | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Building a career you love that rewards you well won't just happen. It takes courageous action, and these 7 steps.
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How to Represent Your Unique Career Path on Your LinkedIn Profile [SLIDESHARE]

How to Represent Your Unique Career Path on Your LinkedIn Profile [SLIDESHARE] | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Most career paths today are not linear—people hold temporary roles, take on new roles within the same company, take time off, have gaps of unemployment, and even change industries altogether. Our career paths are not meant to be simple, and the truth is, some of our most trying
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Best and Worst Terms to Use in Your Resume – Ranked by Hiring Managers

Best and Worst Terms to Use in Your Resume – Ranked by Hiring Managers | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
In a recent CareerBuilders survey, over 2,200 hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they typically see in resumes as good or bad terms to use.
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Which Boolean Search are you? Operator as Mantra

Which Boolean Search are you? Operator as Mantra | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
By Katie Blake Which Boolean Search are you? Operator as Mantra Remember your delight when you really dug into how we search for information? Boolean terms are relevatory in providing tidy paramete...
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7 Tricks And Treats For Your Job Search

7 Tricks And Treats For Your Job Search | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
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Halloween is known for its tricks and treats. But you’re probably wondering, what does this have to do with my job search?
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Event - Webinar: Articulating Your Value METRO

 

By the end of this program, participants will:

Know how to explain their work in a few sentences, without jargonBe able to articulate their value at a moment's noticeExplain why librarians still matter without being defensiveBe more confident talking about their workUnderstand how to defend their budgets if they're threatenedCreate strong elevator speeches that are ready to use
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Why Looking Back is the Key to Moving Forward

This is a guest post by Scott Petinga
 
As a business leader, your focus is always moving forward…calculating that next move in your business strategy, the next goal or benchmark to be achieved, the next great innovation.
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Free Webinar Introduces LLAMA’s New Professionals Section

Are you are a new or aspiring library professional facing the challenges of finishing school, looking for a job, or working hard to succeed in your first position?  LLAMA’s New Professionals Section (NPS) may be just what you need.
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Been Fired or Laid Off? Seven Destructive Responses To Avoid

Been Fired or Laid Off? Seven Destructive Responses To Avoid | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Been fired or let go? These 7 damaging responses will hinder your healing process.
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Useful not just for layoffs and firings, particularly this: "You are far greater than this one experience or job."

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6 Ways to Find Fulfillment in Your Career | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

6 Ways to Find Fulfillment in Your Career | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Many people think they're stuck in boring, unfulfilling careers. In fact, 70 percent of workers are disengaged at work. Research confirms people find more
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How to Decide the Career Path Right for You [Infographic]

For many of us, the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question causes pure anxiety. We just don’t know… and, more important, we don’t know how we’re supposed to narrow down our choices with little or no experience in the real world.
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Start with the three boxes at the bottom, then work through the path.

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The Non-Boring Way To Show Off Your Soft Skills In Your Job Search

Don't just say you're a "hard worker" or "fast learner." Show it.
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The "In" Crowd: Librarian Jobs Beyond the Library

by Naomi House, MLIS The "In" Crowd: Librarian Jobs Beyond the Library As a long time member of SLA and someone who got their start in a specialized library I have been aware my entire library care...
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No Experience, No Problem: How 4 Young Pros Got Their Dream Gigs

An Army combat engineer turned advertising executive. A banking executive turned career counselor. A mother of 12, now a communications writer. An Intel engineer turned comedian. These are not your typical career changes.
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Becoming Mnemonic: Sticking In Your Interviewers’ Minds

Becoming Mnemonic: Sticking In Your Interviewers’ Minds | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
by Mychal Ludwig, Head Editor, INALJ New Mexico previously published on 4/4/13 Becoming Mnemonic: Sticking In Your Interviewers’ Minds Clearly, standing out in an interview is the goal of most job seekers.
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