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, Sept. 6, 2017
Your LIS 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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Graduated - Now What?

Congratulations on completing your MLIS! Now let’s put it to work. Join me for this interactive workshop outlining steps to develop your job search strategy and make a realistic and purposeful plan of action. This is an open Q&A format for anyone looking for a job. Come with an open mind and all of your job search questions.

Access Graduated - Now What? recording


Resumes

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 (mp4)

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.


Interviewing

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 - Interview like a Super Star!

Why should I hire you? Why do you want this job? What are your top 3 strengths and how can they help my organization? Can you answer these interview questions like a super star? If not, join other MLIS students and learn how to prep for your next interview, craft answers to common interview questions, and boost your interviewing confidence.

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.

 


Job Search

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.

 

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.

 


Networking

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Tips and Tricks for the Reluctant Networker

Are you a self-proclaimed introvert, wallflower, or just plain reluctant when it comes to meeting new people even though you know how important networking is to your job search strategy? You are not alone! Join other MLIS students and learn how-to start conversations, develop your personal networking style, keep networking connections alive, and more.

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.

 


Social Media

Wed., April 5, 2017

LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool

Using LinkedIn is a very effective way for you to market yourself, increase your networking connections, AND be accessible to employers. Are you ready? If not, join me for an interactive workshop on how to update your online presence.

Access LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool recording

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.

 


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