This week we asked people who hire librarians:
Do you like hyperlinks included in resumes for sample or demonstration purposes? How have you seen this done well (or poorly)?
We’re fine with it. I send all of the applications to each of the search team electronically so they can click on links for that sort of thing. It’s nice if someone has an example of a project that is applicable. Remember that the committee members may print out your application for the initial screening meeting, so that may be lost. But committee members will review applications before and after that meeting. I can’t recall if I’ve seen someone do this.
– Laurie Phillips, Associate Dean for Technical Services, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans
When we were hiring a new Graphics person, we found candidates used this feature and it was very useful. Don’t know how it would work for other positions.
– Kaye Grabbe, Lake Forest Library
I have seen applicants do this in their publishing and presenting section which I find helpful given we are hiring for faculty positions. I have also seen this done throughout an applicant’s CV to show general, non-scholarly work which I think is distracting an inappropriate. Some applicants will provide one link to a professional blog (or similar) where they have non-scholarly work in one place which is acceptable, in this case, however, it is work that the applicant has selected which has not gone through a peer review process like a presentation or publication would have.
– Julie Leuzinger, Department Head, Eagle Commons Library, University of North Texas
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