striking up a good rapport.

PhC42.Bx17.Hunting.F13This 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 six months to a year . This person is looking in school libraries, at the following levels: requiring at least two years of experience.

This job hunter is in an urban area in the Southern US and is not willing to move.

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

Support & recognition
Time = Money
Results & satisfaction

Where do you look for open positions?

district websites, listservs, face to face networking

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 tell me if I have or have not been selected to move on to the interview stage

How do you prefer to communicate with potential employers?

√ Phone

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 employers should do to get the best candidates to apply?

Cast a wide net

What do you think is the secret to getting hired?

Making a good first impression & striking up a good rapport.

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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