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Pimp my career


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Pimp my career

  1. 1. how to get ahead in library land pimp my career ccimagecourtesythebestofmyseldat
  2. 2. who am i? kate davis associate lecturer information systems queensland university of technology
  3. 3. what does crowd sourced #careerpimping look like?
  4. 4. tip #1 work out what matters (to you)
  5. 5. tip #2 attitude is (very nearly) everything
  6. 6. @zaana (Zaana Howard) ask for feedback, accept constructive criticism, be open to change. A good attitude is powerful #careerpimping
  7. 7. @flexnib (Constance Weibrands) treat colleagues and staff as you would like to be treated.
  8. 8. @sirexkat (Kathryn Greenhill) Remember people u tread on on way up will get you on the way down.
  9. 9. @MissSophieMac (Sophie McDonald) Be enthusiastic, passionate and find the positive in everything.
  10. 10. tip #3 plan light
  11. 11. tip #4 take (calculated) risks
  12. 12. @haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) Don't let fear stop you from taking risks. Be adventurous, be creative and proud of what we do #careerpimping
  13. 13. tip #5 move
  14. 14. tip #6 get an online presence
  15. 15. tip #7 contribute to the profession
  16. 16. tip #8 publish
  17. 17. @haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) publish... publish... publish #careerpimping #writeforincite #writearticles #givepresentations
  18. 18. tip #9 network like your life depends on it (because it does)
  19. 19. tip #10 be generous (cause this is a generous profession)
  20. 20. @helenfreid (Helen Reid) Don't be afraid to ask colleagues - librarians are the greatest sharers around #careerpimping
  21. 21. tip #11 skill up thru study
  22. 22. @haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) further study opens doors... get a Masters degree it is worth it #careerpimping
  23. 23. tip #12 develop thine self
  24. 24. @flexnib (Constance Weibrands) practice & do. dont wait, train yourself. keep learning
  25. 25. learn to write! don‘t throw away your authority by producing shoddy work!
  26. 26. @helenfreid (Helen Reid) Read and listen, all the time thinking can we use this/try this/take a risk #careerpimping
  27. 27. tip #13 diversify your skills (it’s called competitive advantage)
  28. 28. @rockchicklib (Jennifer Creese) #careerpimping maybe work on non- traditional "librarian" skill sets that make you stand out - multimedia, web development, etc?
  29. 29. tip #14 speak up
  30. 30. @katejf (Kate Freedman) don't be afraid to suggest new ideas etc @ YPOW, just because you are new does not make your ideas any less valid #careerpimping
  31. 31. @flexnib (Constance Weibrands) a well-reasoned clear argument is easier to listen to than a rant
  32. 32. tip #15 say yes
  33. 33. @sallysetsforth (Sally Cummings) Be adventurous in exploring & trying new things. Nurture your own enthusiasm & opportunities will arise to share with others.
  34. 34. tip #16 be (quietly) confident
  35. 35. tip #17 go after what you want
  36. 36. tip #18 make your own opportunities
  37. 37. tip #19 be professional
  38. 38. @haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) dress for success #developyourownstyle #careerpimping #libraries
  39. 39. @sirexkat (Kathryn Greenhill) Be on time. Wash.
  40. 40. If you don’t have an appropriateness radar, get one! It’s critical.
  41. 41. tip #20 remember: it’s a small, small world
  42. 42. @haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) library/information world a small one... respect! #careerpimping
  43. 43. @ranginui (Chris Cormack) don't forget to look outside the library sphere for influence, its a small world, outside has lots going on too
  44. 44. @zaana (Zaana Howard) don't limit yourself to only searching for 'library' or 'librarian' jobs there are more worlds out there that <3 your skills
  45. 45. tip #21 learn to play the political game
  46. 46. tip #22 get strategic
  47. 47. @sirexkat (Kathryn Greenhill) Best advice I got (for my flibbertygibbit ways) was "focus on the strategic few". Challenge = identifying the strategic few
  48. 48. tip #23 be passionate
  49. 49. @sirexkat (Kathryn Greenhill) Follow your passion & develop your interests and all else will follow. Trust this. Don't do things solely for career opportunity
  50. 50. the uber tip
  51. 51. be willing
  52. 52. with thanks to the twitterati @KatieTT @sofie_f @sirexkat @petahopkins @haikugirlOz @katejf @sallysetsforth @myleejoseph @flexnib @zaana @helenfreid @rockchicklib @ranginui @snailx @redevilib @MissSophieMac