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  • Decide what you want
    What do you want out of your career?
    What do you want out of life more generally?
    Where are your prepared to compromise?
    Where is your line in the sand?
    Is it really possible to have it all?
    Catch cry of women: we can have it all! But can we have it all at once?
    Get strategic. Prioritise.
    I made a conscious decision to work my butt off in my 20s.
  • Nobody but you owes you anything. Cultivate a good attitude towards yourself and your path in this profession.
  • Get a personal vision – think about where you want to be in the long term. Consider how long you’re willing to take to get there.
    Embrace serendipity – it’s totally legit, and I wouldn’t be here without it.
  • Your professional development is no one else’s responsibility. Step up and look after it. It’s your livelihood.
  • If you’re asked to do something, and you don’t know how, work it out. Research. Talk to people. Seek clarification. Just get on with it.
    This has largely been what’s gotten me where I am.
  • Pimp my career

    1. 1. how to get ahead in library land pimp my career ccimagecourtesythebestofmyseldathttp://tinyurl.com/2bwbqhj
    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