Job Hunting for the MLIS Grad Sarah Jewell, MLS Reference Librarian Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Resume• LIS Jobs Resume advice• Power of Keywords• Cover Letter tips• Resume example• Crafting a winning resume• Common mistakes
Tailor your resume for each job• If you have enough Tailor your resume experience, have one “ultimate resume” where you list everything• Pick and choose items according to the job description• Name each resume clearly• Don’t leave gaps!
If switching careers…• Share lessons learned from previous careers• Transferable skills• Using Sales Skills in Library Work• Using Non-Librarian Skills in a Library
Seeking out Mentors• Touch base with references before you apply to a position so they can prepare better• Finding a mentor• Mentors
Manage your online presence• Professional Development• Managing your online image• Top 5 LinkedIn Groups• Blogging during the job search
Consider “the Gig”• The Gig Economy• NPR’s story on the Gig Economy• Non-librarian jobs• Part-time gigs and internships can lead to full-time positions