Something totally worth hitting the “Like” button on Facebook is the ALA JobLIST page. It is full of valuable insights and information about hunting for the perfect job.
Recent links posted to the page include:
Resumes: Stripped Down or Not? | TheWiseJobSearch | May 2012 The Ten Commandments of a Job Search | TalentZoo.com | [...]
The other day I was browsing through Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers 2012” (Vol. 137 No. 5). Among the featured information professionals was Emerging Technologies Librarian Stephen X. Flynn who has created a site for job seekers:
Open Cover Letters
It’s an open repository of samples of cover letters for a variety of professions to [...]
Once you have landed an interview for a library job, it’s very wise to practice interview questions commonly asked of applicants seeking librarian positions.
A few sites that provide examples of interview questions include:
101+ Commonly Asked Interview Questions- Compiled from materials available at an Illinois Library Association conference session Having a Successful Job Interview- [...]
Aka the most important employment resources online for Library & Information Science job seeking Canadians…
ABQLA: Quebec Library Job Postings and Resources: Parlez-vous français? The employment site of L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec / Quebec Library Association features postings for LIS jobs throughout Quebec.
CLA’s Library Careers: Features job postings received by the Canadian Library [...]
There are lots of online resources for recent library school graduates that provide advice about job searching.
One notable example is the Job Searching Articles on LIScareer.com.
Articles of particular interest if you’re just starting your job search include:
Bliss, Laurel. “Interviewing at Academic Libraries.” (Feb 2004) Block, Karla J. “Surviving (and Even Impressing!) [...]