no proactive grudge at potential employer

PhC42.Bx17.Hunting.F12-1This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), has not been hired within the last two months, and has been looking for a new position for less than six months. This person is looking in special libraries, at the following levels: requiring at least two years of experience.

This job hunter is in a city/town in the Northeastern US and is willing to move anywhere.

What are the top three things you’re looking for in a job?

Professional interest, or “how much will I learn from my job”
Environment (e.g. cubicles vs. open spaces, relationships between employees…)
Location

Where do you look for open positions?

ALA Joblist
INALJ
LAC/TRAK groups
Autocat listserv
LinkedIn

Do you expect to see salary range listed in a job ad?

√ No (even if I might think it *should* be)

Have you ever stretched the truth, exaggerated, or lied on your resume, or at some other point during the hiring process?

√ No

When would you like employers to contact you?

√ To acknowledge my application
√ To tell me if I have or have not been selected to move on to the interview stage
√ To follow-up after an interview

How do you prefer to communicate with potential employers?

√ Email

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
√ Meeting department members/potential co-workers

What do you think is the secret to getting hired?

Self-confidence; honest understanding of why I’m fit for this job; no proactive grudge at potential employer 🙂

Are you hunting for a new LIS job? Take the survey! http://tinyurl.com/hiringlibJOBHUNTERsurvey

This survey was co-authored by Naomi House from I Need A Library Job – Do you need one? Check it out!

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