New Online: ALA Releases “Career Development Resource Guide”
From the American Library Association:
The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is pleased to announce the publication of its comprehensive Career Development Resource Guide. It is intended to assist library staff at all levels —new graduates, mid- or senior-level career— in their job search and career journeys.
The Guide has a wealth of information. It includes sections on job search strategies, self-marketing (looking at your social media identity), correspondence such as resumes, CVs, and cover letters, as well as interviewing strategies, and tips on negotiating and accepting job offers. The Guide provides a list of questions employers typically ask along with questions you can ask employers during an interview. In addition, the Guide has information on networking and tapping the hidden job market along with instructions for presenting yourself as a professional with business etiquette. To assist the whole person, the Guide also provides resources to help individuals manage stress during a job search
The Guide was produced for HRDR by College Recruitment Media (CRM). College Recruitment Media, headquartered in Geneva, Ill., designs and publishes custom online and print career development guidebooks for institutional, educational and corporate customers. Among its long-term clients are Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon and Howard University.
Direct to ALA Career Development Resource Guide
29 paegs; PDF.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.