Tag Archive for job hunters

Avoiding Cinderella Syndrome: Why Every Job Doesn’t Have to be a ‘Perfect’ Fit

by Krystal Corbray, Managing Librarian with Yakima Valley Libraries in Washington State previously published 7/15/14 Avoiding Cinderella Syndrome:  Why Every Job Doesn’t Have to be a ‘Perfect’ Fit Once you’ve been job hunting for a while, things can get a bit…intense. Many job-seekers talk about their employment search as if it’s a full-time job—which is an…

3 Off-the-Beaten-Paths to Librarianship

by Claire Schmieder, Senior Editor previously published 5/23/13 3 Off-the-Beaten-Paths to Librarianship Librarians have so many amazing skills, all of which are transferrable into any number of careers. If you’re having trouble finding a traditional library job, maybe it’s time to start searching for less conventional, but equally as rewarding, positions. Here is a tree-tops…

A Job App a Day and Other Job Hunting Strategies

by Naomi House, MLIS A Job App a Day and Other Job Hunting Strategies One of my pet peeves about job hunting advice articles is that many of them seem to equate their advice with guaranteed success, when actually there is no one bit of advice out there that works for every person in every…

Broadening Your Job Search Horizons

by Nicole Usiondek, Head Editor, INALJ Michigan Broadening Your Job Search Horizons As many in the library field are aware, you have to be flexible in terms of job location if you would like to increase your chances for finding employment. I was recently in this situation. I was looking for a full time librarian…

The 4 Ps to Pleasing Your Potential Employer

by Sarah Deringer, Head Editor, INALJ Mississippi The 4 Ps to Pleasing Your Potential Employer For the past three months, I served on a search committee for a children’s minister at my church. Through this experience, I have learned many new insights into what it takes to get the job. The top four areas I…

Job Hunters Respond!

Hiring Librarians (with some assistance from INALJ) has put together a survey for job hunters “(or those hired within the last two months) in all LIS careers, at all levels, who are interested in providing their feedback about the process.” Take the Survey! In addition to posting results Emily Weak at Hiring Librarians has gone…