How to Get a Great Job: A Library How-To Handbook

Overview

In our difficult time, or at any time, knowing how to find a great job is a necessary skill. All the resources you need for a successful job search are at your fingertips—and completely free—at your public library. It can be a daunting task, so here is expert advice on how to conduct proper research, build networks of friends and colleagues, put together a great resume, research industries that are constantly changing, prepare for an interview, negotiate a contract or a salary, and more. This could be the ...

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Overview

In our difficult time, or at any time, knowing how to find a great job is a necessary skill. All the resources you need for a successful job search are at your fingertips—and completely free—at your public library. It can be a daunting task, so here is expert advice on how to conduct proper research, build networks of friends and colleagues, put together a great resume, research industries that are constantly changing, prepare for an interview, negotiate a contract or a salary, and more. This could be the turbo-boost your job search needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616081546
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Series: American Library Association Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, it was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: "Beyond the Books" in Today's Public Libraries 1

Chapter 1 Before You Begin 7

Chapter 2 Researching the Job Market 21

Chapter 3 Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Ongoing Job Search 33

Chapter 4 Writing Résumés Right 55

Chapter 5 Crafting Effective Cover Letters 76

Chapter 6 Mastering Twenty-First-Century Networking 87

Chapter 7 Examining Potential Employers 111

Chapter 8 Honing Your Interview Skills 125

Chapter 9 Negotiating the Best Pay and Benefits for Your New Job 144

Bibliography/Webliography 163

Index 169

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