This anonymous interview is with someone who hires for a:
√ Public Library
Titles hired include: Supervisory librarian, outreach librarian
Who makes hiring decisions at your organization:
√ Library Administration
√ A Committee or panel
Which of the following does your organization regularly require of candidates?
√ Online application
Does your organization use automated application screening?
Briefly describe the hiring process at your organization and your role in it:
HR posts position, screens applicants, library administration choose candidates and arranged interviews, conducts interviews, recommend candidate for conditional offer to HR, hr background checks and tests
Think about the last candidate who really wowed you, on paper, in an interview, or otherwise. Why were they so impressive?
Great resume, spoke well in interview
What are your instant dealbreakers?
What do you wish you could know about candidates that isn’t generally revealed in the hiring process?
Job rigor, personalities
How many pages should each of these documents be?
Cover Letter: √ Two is ok, but no more
Resume: √ As many as it takes, but keep it reasonable and relevant
CV: √ We don’t ask for this
What is the most common mistake that people make in an interview?
Do you conduct virtual interviews? What do job hunters need to know about shining in this setting?
Yes, test connection, do a mock interview with friend
How can candidates looking to transition from paraprofessional work, from non-library work, or between library types convince you that their experience is relevant? Or do you have other advice for folks in this kind of situation?
Demonstrate how roles in previous positions apply directly to library setting
When does your organization *first* mention salary information?
√ We only discuss after we’ve made an offer
What does your organization do to reduce bias in hiring? What are the contexts in which discrimination still exists in this process?
What questions should candidates ask you? What is important for them to know about your organization and the position you are hiring for?
Hierarchy, job duties, regular day scenario
What part of the world are you in?
√ Southwestern US
What’s your region like?
Is your workplace remote/virtual?
√ Never or not anymore
How many staff members are at your organization?
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