Last time we checked in, on January 19, 2013, we had responses from 360 job hunters.
This Staturday, we’re looking at 428 responses, collected beginning on the survey’s launch, 12/27/2013, through 11/30/2013.
The survey is still open, and if you’re looking for work, you can take it here: http://tinyurl.com/hiringlibJOBHUNTERsurvey
I’m also in the middle of doing follow-up interviews. If you’re interested, email me at hiringlibrarians at gmail.
And now for the…
(Please again forgive the cut off labels on the charts – this is how Google forms deals with verbosity)
|Yes, and it’s a red flag when it’s not||175||41%|
|Only for certain kinds of employers||56||13%|
|No (even if I might think it *should* be)||146||34%|
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 acknowledge my application||312||73%|
|To tell me if I have or have not been selected to move on to the interview stage||384||90%|
|To follow-up after an interview||280||66%|
|Once the position has been filled, even if it’s not me||377||88%|
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)?
|Tour of facility||287||69%|
|Being taken out to meal||13||3%|
|Meeting department members/potential co-workers||384||92%|
|Meeting with HR to talk about benefits/salary||155||37%|
|Being able to present||55||13%|
Are you currently employed, even if part time or in an unrelated field?
How long have you been job hunting (or if recently hired, how long did you look before that)?
|Less than six months||123||29%|
|Six months to a year||117||27%|
|A year to 18 months||69||16%|
|More than 18 months||115||27%|
What type(s) of organization are you looking in?
|Library vendor/service provider||130||31%|
|Requiring at least two years of experience||246||58%|
Where are you?
If you have questions, comments or concerns, we’d love to hear them.
You can either comment below, or email hiringlibrariansATgmail.