The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook: Define and create your success

The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook: Define and create your success

by Ulla de Stricker, Jill Hurst-Wahl


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843346081
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Series: Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

A widely respected information professional working in the information industry since the late 1970s and as a knowledge management consultant since 1992, Ulla de Stricker is known for her pioneering activities, leadership, and support to colleagues through conference presentations, articles, books, and in the last several years through her Information and Knowledge Management Blog. Professionally, she assists clients in a wide range of strategic planning projects (see

Jill Hurst-Wahl is president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. And Professor of Practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. Her involvement in libraries and the information industry spans several decades and includes staff and management positions and work as a consultant. She also has experience in broadcasting and information technology. Hurst-Wahl frequently advises and mentors those who are interested in a career in the information industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction: an invitation
An opaque profession: special challenges
Knowing who you are: your ‘work personality’ and your ‘best fit’
Developing your brand: the professional image
Looking for a job: tips and tricks
Creating your story: crafting a compelling resume
Knowing where you want to go: plan… but let chance have a chance!
Navigating organizational culture: understanding politics
Winning support: ‘selling’ proposals with the business case approach
Making the leap to a managerial role: being the boss
Resilience at work: coping when things get tough
About the money
Passing it on: collegial support or mentoring
Our colleagues speak: career snapshots
Jill and Ulla speak: our professional journeys

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