Career Blog


Career Blog

Career development is on everyone’s minds. After all, that’s why most, if not all, of our students come to us. This blog is all about giving you the latest and greatest in what’s going on in the job market. Chock-full of tips and guidance, the Career Blog is a must-read for all students and job seekers.

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Four Ways to Boost Your Career at Library 2.0

Published: October 3, 2016 by Kate M. Spaulding

Four ways you can help your career via Library 2.0, a free, virtual annual conference happening October 6.

Have you registered for the Library 2.0 conference that’s happening this week? Perhaps I should back up a bit – do you know about the free, virtual, Library 2.0 conference happening on October 6? If not, you should definitely check it out, as it’s a pretty amazing collection of events that the iSchool puts together for the LIS community each year.

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Networking Is So Much Better – and Easier – Than It Sounds!

Published: September 30, 2016 by Kate M. Spaulding

For many of us, networking sounds terrible, not fun, icky, boring, an activity for “old people” (where “old” = whatever you think!), overrated, old-school, intimidating, awkward, anxiety-inducing, formal, and other less-than-optimal adjectives. But it doesn’t have to (and really, shouldn’t) be terrible, and it can be super-helpful for your career.

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Librarians to The Rescue

Published: September 27, 2016 by Kate M. Spaulding

The skills you learn as a student can take you in any direction you’re interested in – including digital marketing!

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Introducing: Society of American Archivists Student Chapter

Published: September 9, 2016 by Kate M. Spaulding

Today I’d like to introduce you to SJSU’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). If you’re a MARA student, MLIS student on the Archival Studies and Records Management career pathway, or curious about archives, your fellow classmates want to connect!

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How To Make the Most of Your First LIS Job

Published: July 5, 2016 by Kate M. Spaulding

Thinking about where your LIS career may take you? Keep in mind that your first LIS job isn’t so much about what the job is, as it is what you do with it. First step: Create a job agenda.

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. I hope it helps you, too! -Kate

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It’s Perfect! But I’m Not Ready

Published: April 20, 2016 by Jill Klees

You just found your dream job, but you’re still working on your MLIS. Don’t let this opportunity slip away. This is the perfect time to use being a student to your advantage.

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Just Think STAR

Published: March 20, 2016 by Jill Klees

STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. Learn how to use the STAR method to answer situational or behavioral questions during an interview.

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5 Tips to Phone Interview Success

Published: January 25, 2016 by Jill Klees

Yippee! You have a phone interview scheduled. This is not the time to wing it and just go with the flow. Follow these five tips to shine and make a positive first impression.

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3 Secret Tips for Success

Published: November 22, 2015 by Jill Klees

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. Hint #2 is to be strategic, and hint #3 is to get good at something.