If you plan to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting or Annual Conference, be sure you come to the ALA JobLIST Placement Center. It will be open on Saturday and Sunday, 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.
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 Derailers!
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 career opportunity.
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 Guide 2011-12
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