This is the largest Hiring Librarians survey. It ran from December 2012 to January 2016 and gathered 587 responses. Many job hunters agreed to be non-anonymous, and we were able to follow up with them over the years. It was cowritten by Naomi House from INALJ. This survey is closed, but a redux is in the works.
What’s the secret to getting hired? Part One and Part Two
Where do you look for open positions?
Do you expect to see salary range listed in a job ad?
Have you ever stretched the truth, exaggerated, or lied on your resume, or at some other point during the hiring process?
When would you like employers to contact you?
How do you prefer to communicate with potential employers?
Which events during the interview/visit are most important to your assessment of the position (i.e. deciding if you want the job)?
Are you currently employed, even if part time or in an unrelated field?
Have you been hired in the last two months, even if part time or in an unrelated field?
How long have you been job hunting (or if recently hired, how long did you look before that)?
What type(s) of organization are you looking in?
What position level are you looking for?
Where are you? (Region)
Where are you? (Urban, Suburban, Rural)
Are you willing/able to move for employment?