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The Interview -- Putting Your Best Foot Forward
You've mastered the resume and cover letter, and have been invited to interview for your dream job. Now that you've been noticed, the challenge of wowing the hiring committee begins. Come dressed in your interview best for a hands-on workshop of mock interviews and interview coaching.
During the workshop we'll look at what to expect when interviewing at academic, special, and public libraries. We'll discuss how to manage a panel of interviewers, the one-on-one interview, phone interviews and online (Skype) interviews, as well as the finer points of post-interview communications. We will discuss interview-appropriate attire, avoid common wardrobe pitfalls, and give you tips on staying comfortable yet looking professional. Participants will draft a 30-second elevator pitch that sums up their qualifications, experience, and professional interests.
Throughout, we'll emphasize how to go beyond the qualifications listed on your resume to talk about how and why you are the best candidate for the prospective employer's needs. We will also look briefly at the basics of creating clean, professional-looking presentations and handouts, or any materials you may need to bring to an interview.
Who should attend:
Librarians, at any stage in their careers, who would like to build confidence in their interviewing skills; and recent graduates and students who are actively in the job market or expect to be interviewing for jobs in the near future. Librarians who are actively interviewing are especially encouraged to attend.
By the end of this program, participants will know how to:
- Prepare for interviews in academic, special, or public libraries
- Speak confidently in both group and one-on-one interviews
- Talk about yourself in ways that matter to the prospective employer
- Dress comfortably but professionally without losing your own style
- Prepare clean printed and presentation materials
- Present with confidence
Signing up for Part IV - The Next Steps: Getting Started with Networking, Publishing, & Presenting - as well? Use code NOV22SERIES during registration to get $5.00 off each class.
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