Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job – Part I Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (EST)

Speaker Carrie Netzer Wajda

Carrie Netzer Wajda is the Global New Business Librarian for Y&R Advertising. After a career in academic libraries she transitioned to self-employment in 2010, then to a career in special libraries. She is the 2013 president of ACRL/NY. Carrie is a contributor to “Career Q&A with the Library Career People,” …

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Speaker Susanne Markgren

Susanne Markgren [http://smarkgren.wordpress.com/] is the Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY, and an instructor at Manhattanville College. Previously, she has worked in public and special libraries and as a career consultant. She is the mentoring program coordinator of ACRL/NY, has written articles, book reviews, essays, and chapters for a …

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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

Fees

$30.00 METRO Institutional Member Employee

$30.00 ACRL/NY Member

$30.00 Individual myMETRO Member

$40.00 Non-Member

Location

METRO Training Center

57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10003

For more information and to register:http://metro.org/events/344/

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.

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