This 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…)
Where do you look for open positions?
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?
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?
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!