This anonymous interview is with someone who hires for a:
√ Academic Library
Title: Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement
Titles hired include: Reference & Instruction Librarian, STEM Librarian
Who makes hiring decisions at your organization:
√ Library Administration
Which of the following does your organization regularly require of candidates?
√ Online application
√ Cover letter
√ Proof of degree
√ 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?
Think about the last candidate who really wowed you, on paper, in an interview, or otherwise. Why were they so impressive?
Clear and concisely addressed the job description without padding or fluff
How many pages should each of these documents be?
Cover Letter: √ Only One!
Resume: √ Two is ok, but no more
CV: √ As many as it takes, but keep it reasonable and relevant
Do you conduct virtual interviews? What do job hunters need to know about shining in this setting?
yes–be yourself, relax, and tell stories that show how you have addressed the question
When does your organization *first* mention salary information?
√ We only discuss after we’ve made an offer
What part of the world are you in?
√ Northeastern 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?
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