METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job - Part I

Speaker Carrie Netzer Wajda
Carrie Netzer Wajda is the Global New Business Librarian for Y&R Advertising. After a career in academic libraries she transitioned to self-employment in 2010, then to a career in special libraries. She is the 2013 president of ACRL/NY. Carrie is a contributor to "Career Q&A with the Library Career People," ...

Carrie Netzer Wajda is the Global New Business Librarian for Y&R Advertising. After a career in academic libraries she transitioned to self-employment in 2010, then to a career in special libraries. She is the 2013 president of ACRL/NY. Carrie is a contributor to "Career Q&A with the Library Career People," is a member of the editorial board for "The Global Librarian," a joint poublication between ACRL/NY and METRO, and has written for numerous publications. She holds an MLIS from Long Island University and an MA in British & American Literature from Hunter College.

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Preparing Yourself, and Your Materials, for the Challenge

The number one goal for many of us, whether we are fresh out of library school or not, is finding a job. And not just any job -- a job that we like, a job that we enjoy doing, a job that we can grow in and learn from and feel proud of, a job that will enhance our skill sets and propel our careers. But the process of finding a job can be a difficult one and, at times, long and treacherous journey. This hands-on workshop, the first in a series of Career Workshops, will help you feel more confident in your job search by giving you the tools to organize a search, find and analyze job listings, and write effective, compelling cover letters and resumes that will help you get you noticed -- in a good way.

Who should attend:
Library school students who want to know how to organize and begin a job search, recent graduates who are applying for jobs, any librarian who is currently, or expects to be, looking for jobs, any librarian who wants to revamp his/her application materials (resume, cover letter) and reinvigorate his/her job search

By the end of this program, participants will know how to:

  • Analyze job descriptions  
  • Find traditional and alternative job opportunities 
  • Research potential employers  
  • Write effective cover letters and resumes 
  • Tailor application materials to a specific job 
  • Avoid common resume pitfalls and understand what employers look for in application materials

Signing up for Part II - Creating and Managing a Professional Online Presence as well? Use code MAY21SERIES during registration to get $5.00 off each class.


Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures.

When?

Tue, May. 21, 2013
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003