May 26, 2022

New Online: ALA Releases “Career Development Resource Guide”

From the American Library Association:

T2017-06-21_10-19-48he 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
9 paegs; PDF. 

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