LIU Post; an ALA accredited Master degree program with locations on Long Island and in NYC
Advice for phone interviews
Do I really have to send ‘thank you’s and have a Linkedin page?
How can I keep my professional skills sharp?
Should I let employers know my availability for an interview in my cover letter?
What should I do if the interviewer is badmouthing my current job/employer?
What do you do if you get an offer and take a position, and then in a week or two another potential employer (that you’re more excited to work for) calls for an interview?
When I’m applying for a job and they ask for desired salary or salary history, how do I address that?
At what time should an applicant disclose a disability?
What do I do if the same exact questions are asked in the first and second interview?
Do you have any suggestions about being interviewed by someone younger than you? (age discrimination)
Should I apply for a job when I have less than the required years of experience?
Is a very brief phone interview enough?
How should I wait to follow up after an interview?
What’s the difference… (CV/resume , objective/summary)?
Formats for letters of reference
What are some resources for information about jobs outside of traditional library settings, for those with an MLS?
Are these “soft skill” tips just for librarians, or for any job hunters? , How can applicants communicate their soft skills to a hiring manager during an interview?
I have an MLS and am interested in switching to a different kind of work within the library science field. What are some steps I can take to do this?
When you are job searching and the employer asks to contact your previous supervisor who is no longer at that workplace, how do you handle this question?
Do I have to wear a suit for a job interview?
If a position description says to submit your resume to apply, should you automatically send a cover letter, as well, even if it’s not specified?
What are your thoughts on using LinkedIn to find and talk to potential hiring managers at places you’ve applied to?
Should I apply for jobs that only require a Bachelor’s?
When a potential employer wants your social media login info- How should candidates answer the Facebook/social media question?
I wanted to get your opinion whether or not it would be beneficial or simply a bad idea to visit an institution of interest to drop off a resume and possibly trying to talk with a librarian or even the director about possible job openings.
Why would a company conduct “fake” or pro forma interviews? Isn’t that just a waste of everyone’s time?
I have heard that in a job interview, you should not ask questions about salary, benefits, perks, flex-time, etc. until you’re being offered the position. What questions *should* I be asking, though?
Is it becoming increasingly common after all interviews have been conducted for an institution to contact only the candidate they are interested in hiring?
Do you know of an additional resource for summary writing on your resume?
Should I apply for a job before I have my degree?
Should I contact the employer to get more info, so I can tailor my resume and write a cover letter that will really impress them?
A) What would be considered the average “wait time” for each step in the hiring process for academic librarian positions? B) Would it be appropriate to send a follow-up inquiry after two weeks of hearing nothing?
What can a recruiter do for me?
What subject for second Masters degree? (guest writer Susanne Markgren)
Relocating for work
Very little library experience on resume
Switching job-hunting focus from school media to public libraries
Why you didn’t get called for an interview
Should one of my references contact a potential employer to recommend me?
On a resume, is it better to include a recent job that is not library-related, or leave it off?