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Breaking into the Field: Reports from Emerging Professionals


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Breaking into the Field: Reports from Emerging Professionals

  1. 1. Breaking into the Field:Reports from Emerging ProfessionalsNew York Archives Conference | Friday - June 7, 2013Alexandra JanveyVisiting LibrarianDigital Initiatives & Art Image LibraryLong Island
  2. 2. My career path:Be flexible… to all kinds of opportunitiesMuseumSpecial libraryAcademic libraryHistoricalSocietyNonprofitorganizationGovernment archivePrivate CountryClubPublic libraryConsulting Company
  3. 3. Market YourselfResumeCover LetterBe active in the professionNetworkingOnline Presence
  4. 4. Quality over QuantityTarget your searchSpend the timeUse the job posting as a guideWhen applying to jobs:
  5. 5. Be active in the profession build experience bridge gaps in resume make connections additional references & recommendationsVolunteerContinuing EducationProfessional Projects Conferences Classes Other events Write Design websites Present
  6. 6. NetworkingMost jobs are filled through networking Attend events Have a positive and generous attitude Follow up
  7. 7. Have a strong online presence
  8. 8. Online to Workfolio in recent Forbes article (April 2013)56% of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate’s personalwebsite than any other personal branding tool.However, only 7% of job seekers actually have a personal website.
  9. 9. Why create an e-portfolio?Increased visibilityAdds value to job applicationsAllows more creativity and freedomAll professional documents in one spaceReflection
  10. 10. Promote using:resumecover lettersocial mediabusiness cardse-mail signaturearticle biospresentations
  11. 11. Stay Positive
  12. 12. Resources:• Developing a Healthy Job Search by Alexandra Janvey. I Need a Library Job(INALJ).• Networking Gets a Bad Rap by Alexandra Janvey. I Need a Library Job (INALJ).• Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Preventing Burnout during the Job Search byAlexandra Janvey.• Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It ShouldInclude by Jacquelyn Smith. Forbes.
  13. 13. Thanks for listening!Alexandra JanveyE-mail: Alexandra.Janvey@liu.eduPortfolio: www.alliejanvey.comTwitter: @alliebrwneyezPresentation: