Career Workshop Archives
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The following are recordings of past workshops, organized by topic and date. Learn about Resumes, Interviewing, Job Search, Networking, and Social Media


Your LIS Career Starts Here!

Description: Did you know that the SJSU School of Information has one of the most comprehensive and useful career resource information sites in the entire library and information science field? Come find out more as we explore the Career Development site. Learn about all the iSchool resources to help you consider and choose your career direction; discover different work options and opportunities; jumpstart your networking and job search skills, and build the strategies and structures that will lead to your new career.

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Graduated? Now What?

Description: Congratulations on completing your MLIS! Now let’s put it to work. Join me for this interactive workshop outlining steps to develop your job search strategy and make a realistic and purposeful plan of action. This is an open Q&A format for anyone looking for a job. Come with an open mind and all of your job search questions.

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Resumes

 

Update Your Resume NOW!

 

Description: Join me for an informal discussion, ask questions, and learn how to integrate your­­­ LIS experience into an awesome, well-developed, and targeted resume that represents you as the information professional you are. Learn about contemporary formatting, how to develop descriptive accomplishment statements, and how to tailor and target your experience to the LIS field. This workshop is appropriate for current students and recent iSchool graduates.

 

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Create an AWESOME LIS Resume

 

Description: When was the last time you updated your resume? Now is the time to integrate your­­­ LIS experience into an awesome, well-developed, and targeted resume that represents you as the information professional you are. Learn about contemporary formatting, how to develop descriptive accomplishment statements, and how to tailor and target your experience to the LIS field. This workshop is appropriate for current students and recent MLIS graduates.

 

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Interviewing

 

It’s Time to Step-Up Your Interviewing Game!

 

Description: I’ll show you how to take your interviewing skills to the next level. Join me to learn tips on how to: mentally prepare and boost your confidence for your next interview, master the basics of first-round interviews, and close the deal on your second round interview.

 

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Interview like a Super Star!

 

Description: Why should I hire you? Why do you want this job? What are your top 3 strengths and how can they help my organization? Can you answer these interview questions like a superstar? If not, join other MLIS students and learn how to prep for your next interview, craft answers to common interview questions, and boost your interviewing confidence.

 

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Interviewing Strategies That Work!

 

Description: If interviewing still makes you weak in the knees, develop a new strategy. Learn how to prep for an interview and develop answers to common interview questions to boost your confidence. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

 

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Job Search

 

Transferable Skills and the LIS Degree: How to Market Your LIS Skills to Job Markets Outside Libraries

 

Description: Join me for a discussion about how to sell ALL of the information organization, communication, and collaboration skills you’ve developed in library school for non-library job markets. Come prepared with questions! This webinar is appropriate for current iSchool students and recent graduates looking to expand their job search and is co-sponsored by SJSU’s ASIS&T Student Chapter.

 

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The Value of Internships and More

 

Description: Gaining LIS experience while you are a student is a key ingredient to your post-MLIS job search success. Join me to learn more about the value of internships and volunteer experiences and how getting involved in student activities and including your course projects on your resume can all be considered viable related experience.

 

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Networking

 

Networking for Introverts!

 

Description: Successful networking is not just for the extroverted, talkative, and outgoing. I’ll share with you my success tips and strategies to help the reluctant, introverted, and shy networker make meaningful connections. Yes! It is possible. 

 

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Tips and Tricks for the Reluctant Networker

 

Description: Are you a self-proclaimed introvert, wallflower, or just plain reluctant when it comes to meeting new people even though you know how important networking is to your job search strategy? You are not alone! Join other MLIS students and learn how-to start conversations, develop your personal networking style, keep networking connections alive, and more.

 

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The Value of Internships and More

 

Description: Gaining LIS experience while you are a student is a key ingredient to your post-MLIS job search success. Join me to learn more about the value of internships and volunteer experiences and how getting involved in student activities and including your course projects on your resume can all be considered viable related experience.

 

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Social Media

 

LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool

 

Description: Using LinkedIn is a very effective way for you to market yourself, increase your networking connections, AND be accessible to employers. Are you ready? If not, join me for an interactive workshop on how to update your online presence.

 

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LinkedIn – Develop your Online Brand

 

Description: Explore how to positively create your online presence using social media, specifically the use of LinkedIn. Learn why the use of social media is important to your job search and gain tips for creating a powerful profile. This is a great opportunity to ask questions.

 

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