Career blog posts

Getting ready to find your first LIS/MLIS job? Although job-hunting is always a bit of an adventure, it’s also a skill you can and should master as an important career competency. The following 5 steps should help the process go more smoothly not only for your...

The good news? Having LIS skills and training means you can apply for – and succeed in – all sorts of information-based jobs. The somewhat more challenging news? Creating tailored resumes for all those different jobs can take way too much time, effort, and brain...

As a result of the brief and rapid nature of texting and Twitter, emails have become shorter and more informal. In a personal context, it's OK, but in a professional setting you need to proceed with caution. Generally speaking, emails should be treated as formal notes...

Salary. Base compensation. Hourly pay. Bonuses. However you define the money you make, one thing's for certain: it can be stressful asking for more of it. It's important to keep in mind that it's okay to ask, even if the execution feels uncomfortable and comes across...

The phone interview is a gating process that attempts to weed out as many job seekers as possible so that the company only needs to spend time and effort interviewing the best of the best. Because of this, it’s incredibly important that you ace every...