Career Blog

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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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Use Library 2.0 to Boost Your Career

Published: September 26, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Have you registered for the Library 2.0 conference that’s happening in just a couple of weeks? Perhaps I should back up a bit – do you know about the free, virtual, Library 2.0 conference on October 11? 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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New Career Pathway: Data Science

Published: September 22, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

There’s a new career pathway: Data Science. Check out the suggested courses that can help you land the “sexiest job of the 21st century.”

The iSchool recently introduced a new career pathway – Data Science. Perhaps this doesn’t strike you as very library-sounding? It may not seem so at first, but after learning a little more about what data science is, it makes total sense.

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4 Benefits of Your Alumni Network

Published: September 15, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

One of the nice things about the iSchool’s online community is that there are a lot of ways to connect. Besides class discussion posts and group projects, we have

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Handshake: SJSU’s New Jobs Database

Published: September 12, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

If you are not brand new to the iSchool, you may remember SpartaJobs, SJSU’s job database. SpartaJobs is dead; long live Handshake! Handshake is the name of the new database, and it couldn’t be easier to start using. Current students automatically have access, and recent alumni retain access for one year post-graduation.

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This is as Important as Your GPA

Published: August 18, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

As the official start of the fall semester looms approaches, I asked Kim Dority to share some of her wisdom. What follows is both a pep talk (that B in cataloging is going to be ok) and a smart strategic plan to keep in mind as courses begin. Combining Kim’s advice with Jill’s nuts ‘n bolts webcasts on how to network and job search on LinkedIn should help you reach the head of the class!

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Your Career Development Resources

Published: July 28, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Helpful links to career development resources every new student and continuing student should be using. It’s not too early or too late to put these tips to work!

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Tips for Using Facebook in Your Job Search

Published: July 21, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

You may or may not have considered using Facebook in your job search. But now that Facebook officially has a job search feature, it’s worth a second look as yet another way to land your next job.

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The Future is Now: Emerging Future Student Showcase 2017

Published: July 11, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

The showcase of INFO 282 student projects gives us a glimpse into some of the technologies that will impact our future.

Each spring for the past two years, Dr. Sue Alman has taught INFO 282 Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends to a creative group of iSchool students. How do I know they are talented? Because they proved it. (No, I was not among them!)

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What I Learned at SLA 2017

Published: June 23, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

A conference newbie reflects on her first professional conference experience and shares her five takeaways from attending the Special Libraries Association 2017 Conference.

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How to Use Conference #Hashtags

Published: June 16, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Use Twitter to enhance your conference experience, whether you’re attending or not!

It’s (un)officially summer, which means conference season is warming up (or fiery hot). These days, in addition to weird acronyms and too many reusable bags, conferences also come with their very own Twitter hashtags. Some of you may be rolling your eyes at this point, but they actually can be useful. #trust

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Behind the Research with Laurel Brenner

Published: June 2, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

By now you may have read on these virtual pages that the iSchool’s 2017 Emerging Trends Report has been released. It’s full of interesting information, so I wanted to connect with the author. Laurel Brenner, a fellow iSchool student, collected and analyzed data during the spring semester. I posed a few questions, and I’m sharing her answers below. I hope you find them as insightful as I do!