This anonymous interview is with someone who hires for a:
√ Academic Library
Title: Head of Special Collections
Titles hired include: University archivist, archivist, processing archivist
Who makes hiring decisions at your organization:
√ Other: Search committee makes recommendation to dean
Which of the following does your organization regularly require of candidates?
√ Online application
√ Cover letter
√ Demonstration (teaching, storytime, etc)
√ More than one round of interviews
√ A whole day of interviews
√ A meal with hiring personnel
Does your organization use automated application screening?
Briefly describe the hiring process at your organization and your role in it:
Search committee reviews all applicants using a matrix, selects first round phone interviews (8-10 people usually), selects 2-3 people for on campus interview (full day), makes hiring recommendation to dean
How many pages should each of these documents be?
Cover Letter: √ Only One!
Resume: √ As many as it takes, but keep it reasonable and relevant
CV: √ As many as it takes, but keep it reasonable and relevant
What is the most common mistake that people make in an interview?
Not doing any research on the hiring institution, not having any questions for interviewers
When does your organization *first* mention salary information?
√ It’s part of the job ad
What part of the world are you in?
√ Southwestern US
What’s your region like?
Is your workplace remote/virtual?
√ Some of the time and/or in some positions
How many staff members are at your organization?