For Public Review: Crowdsourced Feedback on Your Resume or CV

Are you interested in getting a lot of eyes on your resume or CV?  

We’re launching a new series here on Hiring Librarians, called For Public Review.

Here’s how it works:

We’ll post resumes or CVs, and invite the public to respond with their feedback in the Comments section.  We’ve got a few ringers – people who hire librarians – who have agreed to regularly review and comment.  However, anyone and everyone on the internet will also be able comment (respectfully – we will do our best to moderate attacks and insults).

We will post resumes or CVs from any LIS job hunter who submits one. However, he or she must agree to comment on at least five other posted resumes/CVs.

To have your resume or CV posted,

  • First take a look at the comments on previously posted resumes/CVs, and see if any would apply to yours.  Edit if necessary.
  • Then send it as a Word document, PDF, PNG or JPEG to hiringlibrariansresumereviewATgmail.
  • It will be posted as-is, so please remove any information that you are not comfortable having publically available (I suggest removing your address and phone number at a minimum).
  • Please include a short statement identifying if it’s a resume or CV and…
  • describing the types of positions you’re using it for (ie institution type, position level, general focus).
  • Finally, you will also need to confirm that you agree to comment on at least five other posted resumes.

Even if you have nothing to submit, resumes and CVs are up and waiting for your comments!


And while I have you here…

1. In other crowdsourced news, please consider this your monthly-ish reminder about the Interview Questions Repository:

Have you been on a library interview recently?  Or are you prepping for one?

Sounds like you could use The Interview Questions Repository!

If you’ve had a library interview recently, help this resource grow by reporting the questions you were asked:

or by sharing this link widely with your friends and colleagues.

If you are about to go on an interview, use the spreadsheet:

to help you prepare.

2. Looking for a new podcast?  The IP Address interviews different library professionals, exploring their perspectives on everything from the future of libraries to library hiring.  It’s a very interesting listen!

3. Hiring Librarians could happen live at the California Library Association Conference! Conference-goers are voting now to choose the sessions they want.  I’m on the team for two other presentations in the running: Silicon Valley Grows: Seed Libraries Unite and Ride On! Bikes and Libraries.  Could be a busy autumn!


Filed under CV review, For Public Review, Resume Review

4 responses to “For Public Review: Crowdsourced Feedback on Your Resume or CV

  1. Tracy

    Hi! Great idea! Is there a deadline on this?


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