This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field). This person is looking in Academic libraries, at the entry level. This person describes his or her experience with internships/volunteering as:
This job hunter is in an urban area of the Western US, and is willing to move:
to places my spouse will live.
What are the top three things you’re looking for in a job?
Reference and instruction position
Where do you look for open positions?
Do you expect to see salary range listed in a job ad?
√ No (even if I might think it *should* be)
What’s your routine for preparing an application packet? How much time do you spend on it?
Two hours minimum
Have you ever stretched the truth, exaggerated, or lied on your resume, or at some other point during the hiring process?
When would you like employers to contact you?
√ To tell me if I have or have not been selected to move on to the interview stage
How do you prefer to communicate with potential employers?
Which events during the interview/visit are most important to your assessment of the position (i.e. deciding if you want the job)?
√ Being able to present
What do you think employers should do to get the best candidates to apply?
Thorough job descriptions
What should employers do to make the hiring process less painful?
Be more communicative.
What do you think is the secret to getting hired?
Knowing the right people
This survey was co-authored by Naomi House from I Need A Library Job – Do you need one? Check it out!