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Information professionals finding & sharing jobs & job hunting advice!

Information professionals finding & sharing jobs & job hunting advice!
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AASL Education & Careers: State-by-State Information Each state was asked for information on licensure, scholarships, library education, job hunting, mentoring, and recruitment efforts. Check these sites for information on the states in which you are interested. Please Note: This list was developed as part of an AASL committee charge and does not represent any official list or endorsement. Arizona Colorado Reading Between the Lines In teaching this summer the final class students take in our program, I invited students to submit draft cover letters they might write to potential employers for critique. Well written, I believe the cover letter is the most important part of the application. It personalizes and energizes the standard application and injects personality into the resume/vita. I see it as an opportunity for students to advocate for themselves as potential employees and to signal how they stand apart from other applicants. Poorly written, the cover letter can do more harm than good. t invites a potential employer to read between the lines and infer information that the applicant may not intend to convey. So, I was surprised by the bland and nondescript language that some students used in their letters and dismayed at what I was reading between the lines.

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Top Interview Questions & Answers Wouldn't it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can't read minds, we'll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions and answers. While we don't recommend having a canned response for every interview question (in fact, please don't), we do recommend spending some time getting comfortable with what you might be asked, what hiring managers are really looking for in your responses, and what it takes to show that you're the right man or woman for the job. Consider this list your interview question study guide. 1.

Resume Builder is the best place to build, print, download, and post your resume online for free. There’s absolutely no cost and it’s easy to start (and finish) writing your professional resume. Use our free online resume builder to create the perfect resume in just minutes! Real Librarians in real libraries remember Core Values of Librarianship School Librarians Are Real Librarians About fifteen years ago I attended a state library conference as a university library assistant. At the time I was in the process of getting my Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. I went to a session about career information and the presenter was rather pessimistic about the field of librarianship. Since I had decided to focus on school librarianship I mentioned that this field had many jobs in our state since school librarians were retiring in great numbers.

Ace that Teacher Interview Your first interview for a teaching job or your hundredth? It doesn’t matter so much. Everyone is somewhat nervous for these situations, even the interviewers to an extent. Students and Graduates Resume Example [2018] Whether you are a student looking for your first part-time job, internship or a freshly graduate looking for your new first full-time job, the following tips will help you write your first resume. Firstly, let's start with the basics: Sections to Include in a Student Resume Contact information: professional email address, phone number, country/city (if you apply in other cities or countries specify in the cover letter if you are willing to relocate), professional social network profile.Professional Summary: a summary for a resume needs to combine your most important achievements together with your skills and match the profile of the person the employee is looking for as described in the job ad.Professional Title: a professional title for a resume will need to match the position/title that is advertised in the job ad.Education: include your thesis or the most important courses that you took which are relevant to the job you are applying for.

A Quick Roundup of Job-Hunting Resources It occurred to me yesterday — I can’t imagine why, it can’t be related to current events or anything — to check on how many resources I had put in ResearchBuzz over the last year covering job hunting and related resources. When I checked it wasn’t a huge number, but it was enough that I thought it would make a good roundup. Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or you’re thinking about it, here are eight resources for making a resume and getting out there to find something. * 12 Most Important Things to Do . . . in the First Week of Your New Job By Carrie Marting and Julie Marie Frye Congrats on your new position! Whether you are just starting in this awesome profession…or starting over in a school that is new to you, you may be wondering: “What now?” And “How do I prioritize the one million things I could possibly be doing with my time?”

Library Interview Questions Commonly Asked Library Interview Questions More miscellaneous questions… Some of these I’ve been asked on interviews, and some I have asked to potential librarians/library staff. Tips for Virtual Job Interviews First of all, I want to share that I truly struggled with the focus of this month’s blog post. The world is a different place than it was a few months ago. Critical conversations are happening about topics that will determine our world to come. Personally, I am doing my best to take a moment to sit back, listen, read, learn, reflect, and listen some more to people who are much better equipped and qualified than I to speak on the topics of race, equity, and justice. Writing about virtual interview strategies seems trivial right now, but I also know there are many people who are going through the interview process in hopes of starting new journeys in the fall.

8 TIPS FOR ACING YOUR NEXT VIRTUAL INTERVIEW As technology continues to evolve, the workplace has been quick to follow suit adopting new innovations that save time and increase efficiency. In fact, fifty percent of employers surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management said they use virtual interviews as a way to narrow their applicant pool. Video conferencing software, such as Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts, has helped recruiters reach a more diverse, global group of candidates, and offers a cost-effective way to screen prospective hires. Due to current events like the Coronavirus pandemic and the sudden need to bring many positions online, virtual interviews have also become a necessity when traditional interviews cannot take place face-to-face. Many professionals are now working from home or pursuing new positions remotely, and the hiring process has become increasingly virtual as a result.

Tips for Nailing Your Virtual Teacher Interview (WeAreTeachers) Things being what they are, if you’re being considered for a teaching position, you’re probably going to have to sit through a couple of virtual interviews. But don’t worry. We’re here to give you all the information you need to make sure it goes off without a hitch … and gives you your best shot at your dream job! Test your technology As soon as that virtual teacher interview is scheduled, make sure you check your technology.