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I felt that I had been somewhat misled before coming in for the interview

This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is not currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), has not been hired within the last two months, and has been looking for a new position for Less … Continue reading

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I have applied for many jobs and never even gotten a phone interview

This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), has not been hired within the last two months, and has been looking for a new position for Less than … Continue reading

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Filed under Academic, Job hunter's survey, Midwestern US, Special, Urban area

I felt that I had been somewhat misled before coming in for the interview

This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is not currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), has not been hired within the last two months, and has been looking for a new position for Less … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Do you ask applicants to address diversity as a part of their application materials or during an interview?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Do you ask applicants to address diversity as a part of their application materials or during an interview? By diversity, I mean the applicant’s experience with diverse populations, working in diverse situations, … Continue reading

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A cover letter could be the difference between rejected and moved on to an interview.

This anonymous interview is with an academic librarian who has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: Reference/instruction librarians, jacks of all trades. This librarian … Continue reading

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Filed under 0-10 staff members, Academic, Southern US, State of the Job Market 2015, Urban area

Further Questions: Can we talk about post-interview etiquette?

This week we asked people who hire librarians a question requested from a member of the Further Questions response panel:   Can you share your recommendations for post-interview etiquette in regards to thank you notes, follow ups via phone/email, providing … Continue reading

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Further Questions: What questions do interviewees ask you during an interview?

This week we asked people who hire librarians What questions do interviewees ask you during an interview? Have there been any questions you are particularly impressed by, or others that are more inappropriate? Do you evaluate applicants based on the … Continue reading

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we’ve been hiring junior positions, so we don’t interview people who graduated more than 2-3 years ago.

This anonymous interview is with an academic librarian who has been a member of a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: web/UX, preservation, cataloguers, project managers, client services This librarian works at a library … Continue reading

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Filed under 10-50 staff members, Academic, Canada, State of the Job Market 2015, Urban area

Further Questions: When is the best time and order to interview?

This week we asked people who hire librarians When scheduling interviews, is there any value in going first, last, or in the middle? Does time of day or day of the week make any difference either? Being ready is obviously … Continue reading

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Wait to discuss benefits until after 2nd interview

This anonymous interview is with an academic librarian who has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: Education services This librarian works at a library … Continue reading

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Filed under 0-10 staff members, Academic, State of the Job Market 2015, Urban area, Western US