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ARA New Professionals Career Workshop August 2011

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ARA New Professionals Career Workshop August 2011

  1. 1. Careers Workshop<br />ARA Section for New Professionals<br />Nicola Franklin<br />The Library Career Centre<br />Twitter: @NicolaFranklin<br />
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  3. 3. Session Agenda<br />What types of job can I do?<br />Where can I find them?<br />How do I write an effective CV?<br />How can I succeed at Interview?<br />
  4. 4. What Types of Job Can I do?<br />** Records Manager ** Librarian ** Archivist **Intranet Content Manager ** Taxonomist ** Knowledge Manager ** Information Manager ** Vendor Relationship Manager ** <br />
  5. 5. Where can I find jobs?<br /><ul><li>www.lisjobnet.com(CILIP)
  6. 6. www.jinfo.com(Freepint)
  7. 7. www.jobsforinfopros.co.uk
  8. 8. ARC (Archives and Records Association)
  9. 9. Bulletin (Information and Records Management Society)
  10. 10. Specialist agencies (TLCC, TFPL, SHR, Glen)
  11. 11. www.jobs.ac.uk / www.jobs.nhs.uk
  12. 12. www.indeed.co.uk</li></li></ul><li>How do I write an effective CV?<br />
  13. 13. How do I write an effective CV?<br />Layout<br />White space & balance<br />Bullet points<br />2 – 3 pages<br />One font – vary sizes<br />Use bold / size for accents (headings, job titles, key skills)<br />Content<br />Tailored<br />Match language<br />Change the order<br />Write more about more relevant / recent experiences & skills<br />Profile<br />Key skills<br />
  14. 14. What about application forms?<br />Follow instructions<br />Map your skills to their competencies<br />Use an extra sheet<br />
  15. 15. How do I succeed at interview?...singing not recommended<br />
  16. 16. How do I succeed at Interview?<br />Preparation<br />Research<br />Practice<br />Image<br />
  17. 17. Nicola Franklin<br />Email: librarycareercentre@gmail.com<br />Twitter: @NicolaFranklin<br />Phone: 07501 525 751<br />Questions?<br />
  18. 18. Practical CV Workshop<br />First 15 minutes – take an example CV and discuss how the layout could be improved<br />Second 15 minutes – pick a type of archives job / environment and talk about how the content could be changed to work better for that sort of role<br />

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