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Infonista | Digital Asset Management: Career-Path Intro

Infonista | Digital Asset Management: Career-Path Intro | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it

Digital Asset Management (DAM) is a collective term applied to the process of storing, cataloguing, searching and delivering computer files (or digital assets).

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7 Changes to LinkedIn That Will Help You Get Hired | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

7 Changes to LinkedIn That Will Help You Get Hired | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it

LinkedIn made a number of big, well-publicized changes last year, like the complete revamp of groups and changing the messaging system from an...

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Employers and Candidates: Different Views of Today’s Job Search [Infographic]

The job search has changed so much in the last five years or so: social media, personal branding, and the influence of LinkedIn, for example.
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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
Image Credit: Cute puppies image from Bigstock.
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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Lessons From Legendary General Sun Tzu: How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits

Lessons From Legendary General Sun Tzu: How to Use Military Strategy to Build Better Habits | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it
Sun Tzu was a legendary military strategist and a master of winning without fighting. Read this article to learn how to apply his teachings to your habits.
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7 of the Most Difficult Interview Questions — and How to Answer Them

7 of the Most Difficult Interview Questions — and How to Answer Them | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it

The top seven most difficult interview questions for recent graduates - and how to answer them.

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You’re 4 Simple Steps Away from Job Search Success in 2016 | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

You’re 4 Simple Steps Away from Job Search Success in 2016 | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | LIS Career Information Resource | Scoop.it

Here are some further steps that will put you in control of your job search and help you find a new job in 2016.

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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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