When I first started the iSchool MLIS program, I was kind of overwhelmed by the sheer amount of new information coming at me – and not just in my classes. I’m a career transition student, so I didn’t start with years of (or any) library experience.
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Do you have questions about your chosen career path? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the possible jobs open to iSchool graduates?
Here is a secret formula for success to making it as an informational professional. Alumna Christina Mune (MLIS 2011) shared her 3 hints for making a smooth transition from student to professional in what I like to call, secret tips for success. Hint #1 is to expand your horizons.
It is no secret that conducting a job search can sometimes elicit feelings of stress, anxiety, and nervousness. When these feelings get the best of you, your confidence may suffer and that is the last thing you want to happen when you are trying to make a positive first impression.
“How do I know if I am qualified to apply for a position?” I get asked this question more often than you’d think. While the answer seems simple, there are most definitely key factors to consider.
When you are applying for jobs (internships, part-time, or full-time) and not getting interviews, chances are strong that your resume is NOT doing its job. This is the time to stop what you are doing, back-up, take a look at your resume and reevaluate your marketing tool.
When you submit your resume online, many employers use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to screen for the most qualified candidates. The ATS can screen your resume for key words, years of experience, education, job titles, and more. The employer determines which fields the ATS screens for.
People with library and information science degrees are putting their skills to work in all kinds of interesting places. But the places may not be libraries, and the job titles may not say “librarian.
Do you want to increase your online presence and get yourself noticed as a way to support your job search efforts but have no idea where to get started writing for publication? There’s a wiki for that.