A Bare Bones Response

View of a Pine Crest School student reading in the library Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1966 or 1967This anonymous interview is with a public librarian at a library with more than 200 staff members. I designed the survey so that participants are not required to answer any of the questions, trying to make it easier and more attractive for people to respond. This person chose to answer the multiple choice questions and only one of the open responses. S/He did not indicate in what hiring capacity (if any) s/he had worked. I will post another, meatier response today so no one feels shorted.

How many pages should a cover letter be?

√ Only one!

How many pages should a resume/CV be?

√ Only one!

Do you have a preferred format for application documents?

√ .pdf

Should a resume/CV have an Objective statement?

√ Yes

If applications are emailed, how should the cover letter be submitted?

√ Other: As requested

What are some of the most common mistakes people make in an interview?

Avoid eye contact
Show up late
Dress inappropriately



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