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Getting a library job January 21, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff, Student Stuff.
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One of our alums, Joy Weese Moll, has posted on her anniversary of finding her current position. She links back to her post a year ago documenting the experience and the new post updates it from the perspective of someone now involved in the hiring process. Be sure to read both posts, whether you are looking or not. I found this part most interesting:

If you make sure that your cover letter and resume reflects all relevant experience, then you have done all you can to make yourself stand out in the pool. I do mean all experience–we did not distinguish between work experience, class projects, and volunteer or internship work. We didn’t care if it came before, during, or after graduate school. If it was relevant, we were interested. If you’re unlucky enough to not have the top three applications in the stack, you won’t get an interview. That is not a personal rejection, just a comparison of your relevant experience with everyone else’s.

Class projects? Volunteer work? I may have to rethink my resume. Thanks Joy!

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