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Further Questions: How should job seekers display their degrees and certifications?

This week we asked people who hire librarians How should job seekers display their degrees and certifications in documents like resumes or signatures (in cover letters or emails)? Should they put “John Smith, MLS, MIS” at the top of their … Continue reading

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Further Questions: What advice do you have for long-term job seekers?

This week we asked people who hire librarians What advice do you have for long-term job seekers, i.e. those who have been looking for over a year (see our stats on Hiring Librarians; about 40% of those who have taken … Continue reading

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Further Questions: When is it time to leave your first professional job?

This week we asked people who hire librarians When is it time to leave your first professional job? Does your library/organization value longevity or variety of experiences more? Can you share a little about your job history (position/length of time) … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Does it matter when in the process an applicant applies?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Does it matter when in the process an applicant applies? That is, do you accept applications on a rolling basis, select a quota, and work from there? Or are applications set aside … Continue reading

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Further Questions: What is the most productive way to spend your pre-employment unemployment?

This week we asked people who hire librarians What can recent grads do to make themselves more appealing to employers? What is the most productive way to spend your pre-employment unemployment? 1.       Read – read journals in your field. Keep up … Continue reading

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Further Questions: How do you define hirable?

This week we asked people who hire librarians One question on the Hiring Librarians survey is: Approximately what percentage of people who applied for your last open position would you say were hirable? Can you answer that question for us … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Broadly, what does “or equivalent” really mean in a job announcement?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Broadly, what does “or equivalent” really mean in a job announcement?  And more specifically, could a paraprofessional position ever stand in for librarian experience, if it included some librarian duties such as … Continue reading

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Further Questions: National Library Week Edition #NLW15

This week we asked people who hire librarians As you likely know, it’s National Library Week. Therefore, instead of having a question centered around (what often is) a source of stress for many job seekers, let’s celebrate libraries on Further … Continue reading

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Further Questions: What is the likelihood for interviewing/hiring a candidate from out of state for a position in your library?

This week we asked people who hire librarians What is the likelihood for interviewing/hiring a candidate from out of state for a position in your library? Legally, applications likely need to be accepted, but in practical terms, how are distance … Continue reading

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Further Questions: What “hot topics” would you ask candidates about in an interview right now?

This week we asked people who hire librarians What “hot topics” would you ask candidates about in an interview right now (i.e. the new information literacy framework)? Or what topics have you recently included? What current issues in librarianship do … Continue reading

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