This anonymous interview is with a librarian who has been a hiring manager at a special library with 0-10 staff members.
What are the top three things you look for in a candidate?
Willingness to learn
Current with latest ideas and technologies
Do you have any instant dealbreakers, either in the application packet or the interview process?
Spelling errors / poor formatting in the application.
Obviously generic submissions.
No research done on the company and what the job might entail.
Is there anything that people don’t put on their resumes that you wish they did?
Link to their personal website or to their LinkedIn profile. We will look for these so it is best to make sure we find the right one!
How many pages should a cover letter be?
√ Only one!
How many pages should a resume/CV be?
√ Two is ok, but no more
Do you have a preferred format for application documents?
Should a resume/CV have an Objective statement?
√ I don’t care
If applications are emailed, how should the cover letter be submitted?
√ Both as an attachment and in the body of the email
What’s the best way to win you over in an interview?
Have done research into our company