Recordings of Past Workshops

Each month during the academic year, Jill Klees, iSchool Career Center Liaison, conducts informal workshops on the first Wednesday of each month for current students and alumni via Blackboard Collaborate. These workshops allow for an interactive question and answer discussion with a focus on different topics such as resume writing, telephone interviewing, the job search, etc.

These workshops are recorded and made available as Collaborate Recordings and Podcasts. The following are recordings of past workshops, organized by topic and date. Learn about Resumes, Interviewing, Job Search, Networking, and Social Media


Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Graduating – Now What?

Congratulations on completing your MLIS! While this is a time to celebrate, it can also be a time of stress when confronted with putting your MLIS to work. Join me for a discussion outlining steps to develop your job search strategy and make a realistic and purposeful plan of action. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

Contact Jill Klees at jill.klees@sjsu.edu with questions.

NOTE: Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Your New Career Starts Here!

Did you know that the SJSU School of Information has one of the most comprehensive and useful career resource information sites in the entire library and information science field? Come find out more as we explore the Career Development site. Learn about all the iSchool resources to help you consider and choose your career direction; discover different work options and opportunities; jumpstart your networking and job search skills, and build the strategies and structures that will lead to your new career.

Access Your New Career Starts Here! recording (No password is required)


Resu​mes

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Create an AWESOME LIS Resume

When was the last time you updated your resume? Now is the time to integrate your­­­ LIS experience into an awesome, well-developed, and targeted resume that represents you as the information professional you are. Learn about contemporary formatting, how to develop descriptive accomplishment statements, and how to tailor and target your experience to the LIS field. This workshop is appropriate for current students and recent MLIS graduates.

Access Create an AWESOME LIS Resume recording (No password is required)

Wed. Nov. 5, 2014
Marketing Yourself, Session II – How do you represent yourself to the world on paper?

Pick-up tips and strategies to effectively marketing yourself when filling out applications, supplemental questionnaires, navigating past applicant tracking systems, and crafting your resume and cover letter. Come prepared to get your questions answered.

Access Marketing Yourself for the LIS Job Search – How do you represent yourself to the world on paper? recording (No password is required)


Intervi​ewing

Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
Interviewing Strategies That Work!

If interviewing still makes you weak in the knees, develop a new strategy. Learn how to prep for an interview and develop answers to common interview questions to boost your confidence. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

Access Interviewing Strategies That Work! recording (No password is required)

November 2, 2011
Tips to Acing the Phone Interview

Get the inside scoop on what employers and recruiters look for in the phone screen interview and learn tips and strategies to making a positive first impression.

Watch Tips to Acing the Phone Interview Webcast (No password is required)

August 3, 2011
Answering Tough Interview Questions

An open forum discussing how to answer difficult questions, what the reasoning behind an employer asking the question might be, and strategies for gracefully making your way through the interview.

Watch Answering Tough Interview Questions Webcast (No password is required)


Job S​earch

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Value of Internships and More

Gaining LIS experience while you are a student is a key ingredient to your post-MLIS job search success. Join me to learn more about the value of internships and volunteer experiences and how getting involved in student activities and including your course projects on your resume can all be considered viable related experience.

Access The Value of Internships and More recording (No password is required)

Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
Graduating – Now What?

Congratulations on completing your MLIS! While this is a time to celebrate, it can also be a time of stress when confronted with putting your MLIS to work. Join me for a discussion outlining steps to develop your job search strategy and make a realistic and purposeful plan of action. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

Access Graduating – Now What? recording (No password is required)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm PDT to 7:30 pm PDT
Digital Portfolios: Using the Portfolium network in your job search

Using a career e-portfolio in your job search is one more way you can showcase your skills and abilities to prospective employers. Come find out how Portfolium, a new free digital portfolio and networking platform, can help recruiters and hiring managers find you. Hear how it works from Portfolium’s VP and learn from our SJSU Career Center Liaison how to tailor your e-portfolio into a strong marketing tool.

Access Digital Portfolios: Using the Portfolium network in your job search recording (No password is required)

Wed. May 7, 2014
Job Search Q&A

This is an open forum job search discussion. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to your job search. You might be wondering about how to build your network, how informational interviewing can lead to job opportunities, what job search sites are LIS students using to find job opportunities, how to use LinkedIn to connect with iSchool alumni, and more.

Access Job Search Q&A recording (No password is required)

November 7, 2012
Keeping Your Edge in Today's Job Market

Learn tips to keeping your competitive edge, communicating your strengths, and enhancing your marketability in today's job market.

Access "Keeping Your Edge" recording (No password is required)

July 6, 2011
Using Placement Agencies in Your Job Search

Learn about the benefits and how to get started in using placement agencies, temporary assignments, and contract positions to gain employment into a variety of LIS fields. Presented by Jill Klees, iSchool Career Center Liaison, and Erin Hawkins, iSchool graduate and Metadata Specialist for the World Digital Library at the Library of Congress.

Watch Using Placement Agencies in Your Job Search Webcast (No password is required)


Netwo​rking

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Value of Internships and More

Gaining LIS experience while you are a student is a key ingredient to your post-MLIS job search success. Join me to learn more about the value of internships and volunteer experiences and how getting involved in student activities and including your course projects on your resume can all be considered viable related experience.

Access The Value of Internships and More recording (No password is required)

Wed. Apr. 1, 2015
Networking 101

How strong is your network? Networking is the #1 job search strategy, yet few people enjoy doing it or recognize its value.Learn how to develop your own personal networking style to make this job search technique work for you. Identify tips to connect with SJSU iSchool alumni, gain valuable information about LIS positions, the job market, and much more.

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Social Me​dia

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm PDT to 7:30 pm PDT
Digital Portfolios: Using the Portfolium network in your job search

Using a career e-portfolio in your job search is one more way you can showcase your skills and abilities to prospective employers. Come find out how Portfolium, a new free digital portfolio and networking platform, can help recruiters and hiring managers find you. Hear how it works from Portfolium’s VP and learn from our SJSU Career Center Liaison how to tailor your e-portfolio into a strong marketing tool.

Access Digital Portfolios: Using the Portfolium network in your job search recording (No password is required)

Wed., Oct. 7, 2015
LinkedIn - Develop your Online Brand

Explore how to positively create your online presence using social media, specifically the use of LinkedIn. Learn why the use of social media is important to your job search and gain tips for creating a powerful profile. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

Access LinkedIn - Develop your Online Brand recording (No password is required)

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