Welcome to crowd-sourced resume review for LIS job hunters!
Please help the job hunter below by using the comment button to offer constructive criticism on her resume. Some guidelines for constructive feedback are here, and the ALA NMRT has brief tips for reviewing resumes here.
This 3 page resume was submitted by a job hunter who says,
I’m looking for an entry level up to two years of experience position at an academic library. My primary area of study/interest is scholarly communication, but due to my teaching experience, I’m also applying for instruction/reference positions. There are a couple of opinions I’d like to hear in particular from commenters about presentations/publications. I’ve written a few blog posts that were posted on an institutional blog at a prestigious university, and I’m not sure whether to include them in my publications. I also did a presentation of a school project at a department “showcase” on the recommendation of a professor. Should I include it on my CV? I’m quite proud of these things, but I also don’t want to be seen as padding my resume with insignificant achievements.
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