Today I am happy to present a guest post from Kim Dority with smart (and welcome!) ideas and guidance for how to best approach your first job in the library and information science (LIS) field. I love that just reading this knocked my anxiety level down a notch or two.
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Given that it’s 2016, you probably know that social media can help you find a job.
I bet you’ve heard this advice during your MLIS or MARA path: Conduct informational interviews. And I bet you haven’t followed that advice yet.
Do you have questions about your chosen career path? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the possible jobs open to iSchool graduates?
You did it! You just found your dream job. A position that sounds like a perfect fit for you. You feel like this is the reason you went to iSchool. Your pulse is racing and you have butterflies in your stomach—you are so excited. But you know you aren’t ready for it.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting lots of emails about the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference that’s happening in June in Orlando, FL
Looking for a job takes a lot of time and energy. In fact, you may have heard that job searching is a full-time job in itself. That is at least when you do your job search the right way. A half-fast job search is a waste of your precious time and energy.
Do you feel stuck in the catch 22 of needing experience to get hired but feel like you can’t get experience because no one will hire you? Not to worry. There is a solution. Experience can come in many different forms.
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.