I’ve started taking a look at the answers to the question:
What do you think is the secret to getting hired?
So far I’ve looked through the first 50 responses, in an attempt to build answer categories (we’re up to 385 total responses now, by the way). Here’s what I have so far:
(what will eventually be) Results!
Networking/Who you Know: 19
Reputation, online or otherwise: 2
Presenting yourself well: 17
Positivity, enthusiasm, and/or passion: 6
Being flexible, thinking outside the box: 4
Persisitence, never giving up: 9
I don’t know, you tell me: 7
Research: 5 (such a librarian answer)
The secret is that there is no secret: 2
Youth/Other demographic factor: 2
Not being me: 2
Thoughts and observations are very welcome – please comment away!
If you’d like to take a look at the raw data – all the answers to this question – it’s attached here:
If you decide to do anything with it (and you are welcome to), I ask for three things: make your work freely and publicly available, email me at hiringlibrariansATgmail to let me know what you’ve done, and then link back to this site.
If you’re job hunting, and haven’t taken the survey yet, please do! If you’ve got friends, please share the link:
You can either comment below, or email hiringlibrariansATgmail.