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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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What Search Committees Want You to Know

Published: October 17, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Last week, the iSchool’s Society of American Archivists Student Chapter (SAASC) presented “Job Hunting: What Search Committees Want You to Know” via Collaborate. Gene Hyde, University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Archivist and Head of Special Collections, presented national research findings on what search committees look for in library and archives applicants. So, more generally, how to get a job.

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4 Things I Learned at Library 2.0

Published: October 13, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

I attended Library 2.0 earlier this week, and while the title of this post implies that I’ll be talking about cool new makerspace ideas, I’m not. It was incredibly interesting to view sessions through my Career-Blog-colored-glasses because it was like watching LIS skills in action. Take note – if they’re not already part of your resume and cover letter language, they probably can, and should, be!

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Update Your Resume with Jill Klees

Published: October 3, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

On Thursday, October 5 at 5:30 PM PDT, SJSU Career Center liaison extraordinaire, Jill Klees, will hold her monthly workshop via Collaborate. Her presentation – “Update Your Resume” – is timely for you if you are:

  • preparing to graduate
  • considering an internship
  • a recent graduate
  • looking to get a job.

So, in sum, it will be useful for everyone! 

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How My Internship Strategy Paid Off

Published: September 29, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

A good piece of advice that was repeated over and over in the iSchool’s alumni survey was, “No matter what else you do, be sure to do an internship before you graduate.”

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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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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!)