Job Hunting Strategies
If you plan to attend the ALA 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California,
be sure you come to the JobLIST Placement
Center. It will be open on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. There will be a number of workshops on job search strategies. Visit the
Conference Workshops page to get a complete list.
If you feel stuck, or are not quite sure what steps to take next in your job search, you may want to
spend some time with Caitlin Williams, the career counselor who will conducting one-on-one
counseling sessions in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the
ALA Annual Conference. We will beging taking appointments in mid-April for the Annual Conference
and mid-November for Midwinter Meetings. Contact Beatrice Calvin if
you have questions.
An article on things to do while you're waiting to land a job.
- Want to Succeed in Your Job Search and Interview? Watch Out for These Potential
Dr. Williams describes derailers and gives a list of potential derailers
along with ways to overcome them so that none of them keep you from getting that next
2 Costly Job-Search Misconceptions and How to Avoid Them
Other people are getting hired for jobs you might otherwise get, because they're out there competing with creativity and persistence.
Tips for Job Hunting for New College Graduates
Two-minute video with job hunting tips.
Job Search Tips
Gives clear, simple tips for job seekers to follow to enhance job search strategies.
Job-Search Strategies (brief video)
Caitlin Williams, a career development consultant and coach in San Jose, California, talked with AL Focus at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting about some important things to keep in mind for job-hunters in this tough economy.
The 5 Greatest Lessons to Learn from a Job Search
Job hunting is tough. But it can teach you great life lessons. This
article gives you five positive things to consider.
Five Ways to Feel More Confident
Lists things job seekers can do to gain confidence during a job search.
- Job and Internship
Published by the University of California-Berkeley Career Center
Includes information on general job search strategies, finding internships, writing resumes and other letters, handling offers, etc.
Navigating the Academic Library Job Search
By Katherine O'Chair and Emily Rogers,
Published by American Library Association-Allied Professional Association
Ten Tips For A Better Post-Grad Career Search
This is a general Q & A on things to do (and not do) while job hunting.
Job Search Checklist for Job-Hunting Success
Covers planning and preparation, cover letters, resumes, interviewing, etc.
Last rev. 3/12/12