Tag Archives: job hunting

Virtual Lunch: Your Career Roadmap Webinar

What: Navigating Your Career Roadmap, Detours and Rough Roads

When: December 15, 2:00pm EST

Where: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/941040761

Jill Hurst-Wahl will talk about career paths for information professionals and handling bumps in the road:

Jill says, “Likening your career to a car, there are some times when you are in the driver’s seat and other times when rough road and detours are influencing your course. During this webinar, we will discuss tips for constructing your career roadmap as well as how to handle the bumps, dips, and cracked pavement (e.g., conflict, abuse, bad bosses, career detours). There will be a time for Q&A in order to assure that the webinar addresses the needs of students, new information professionals, and those that are in the middle of their career.”

For more information including registration (free for students and all SLA members), please visit the website of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SLA.

Check out Jill’s other works, including her book The Information and Knowledge Professional’s Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success, which in addition to her Twitter feed sounds to be a valuable resource for the WAL audience.

Interview Going Badly? 5 Ways to Get Back in Control

Job Interview Going Badly? 5 No-Fail Ways to Fix It:

1. The Problem: You’re So Nervous You’re Shaking
The Solution: Acknowledge It

2. The Problem: They Say You’re Overqualified
The Solution: Ask Them Why

3. The Problem: They Think You’re Under-Qualified
The Solution: Fill in the Blanks

4. The Problem: They Seem Bored
The Solution: Connect on a Human Level

5. The Problem: You Draw a Blank
The Solution: Say Something

Expanding Your Career Potential: Nov. 9 & Dec. 14, 2011

METRO and SLA-NY are offering a two-part webinar series on learning how to better market your skills and create new opportunities for yourself, entitled “Expanding Your Career Potential: Construct a Plan to Attain New Levels of Expertise, Employment, Compensation and Career Satisfaction”. For all those struggling to find a job or suffering at your current job, learn how to join the movement toward giving us librarians a new public image!

Here is the email we received today:

 Join us for a special two-part webinar with David Grossman and SLA President-Elect Deb Hunt as they present:

Expanding Your Career Potential: Construct a Plan to Attain New Levels of Expertise, Employment, Compensation and Career Satisfaction

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 3:00 to 4:30 pm and Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – 3:00 to 4:30 pm

During these webinars you’ll:

  • discover how to leverage your existing skills and experience or acquire new skill sets to improve your marketability
  • devise a strategy to capitalize on new opportunities with your current employer
  • receive practical advice on how to prepare for an alternative career
  • develop a personal action plan to assure continued employment

Webinar Package Fee:

  • $50: SLA-NY members; METRO, myMETRO, and NY 3R’s Council Members;
  • $75: Non-members

Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/129

Job Hunting for Today’s Libraries in Today’s Job Market

Today’s job market is rough (I know, I don’t have to tell you) and we all need a new strategy. During this webinar from the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), you will learn directly from a recruiter how to best present yourself to potential employers. Bonus: it’s free!

What: Job Hunting for Today’s Libraries in Today’s Job Market

When: Wednesday, October 19, 1:30 pm -3:00 pm CST

Where: Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/404003538. Space is limited!

Details from LLAMA’s blog:

Participants will: increase their confidence and raise their success rate; gain a comprehensive understanding of how libraries conduct searches and make hiring decisions; and learn what libraries are looking for through practical tips and insight from a seasoned recruiter.

Speaker: Brian Keith is Assistant Dean for Human and Financial Resources at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. He will share his insight and advice from years of experience recruiting librarians.