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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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.

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The 3 ‘C’s to a Less Stressful Job Search

Published: July 19, 2015 by Jill Klees

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. You need to take action to stress less and keep yourself in tip top job searching shape.

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Graduated – now what?

Published: May 19, 2015 by Jill Klees

Graduation is a time to celebrate! It can also be a time of stress when confronted with putting your MLIS to work. Start your post-graduation journey off on the right track by ensuring that you have a realistic and focused plan of action.

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Can I apply for that?

Published: April 20, 2015 by Jill Klees

“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.

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Conference Survival Tips

Published: January 27, 2015 by Jill Klees

Want to get the inside scoop on the variety and diversity of LIS positions available to you? Then join and get involved in a professional association. It is a fantastic way to connect to professionals in the field and keep a pulse on the LIS job market. Take advantage of the free one-year memberships available to iSchool students. Once you join, boost your job searching power by attending a conference.