Decent Salary Benefits Benefits

Hunting Party at Norderhamn beach near the Cave of Stora Förvar, Stora Karlsö, Gotland, SwedenThis anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is not currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), and has not been hired within the last two months. This person is looking in academic, archives, public, and special libraries, at the following levels: requiring at least two years of experience, senior librarian.

This job hunter is in an urban area in Texas and is willing to move within Texas.

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

Decent Salary
Benefits
Benefits

Where do you look for open positions?

Texas Library Association
Texas Municipal League
Texas Association of Museums
Various City websites in Texas

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

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

What’s your routine for preparing an application packet? How much time do you spend on it?

It depends on whether or not my resume needs tweaking and if a cover letter is requried.

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?

√ Once the position has been filled, even if it’s not me

How do you prefer to communicate with potential employers?

√ Email

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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