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.