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Some weeks can overlap, and some steps will take more time, but this is a good roadmap. This approach will help you get on track, avoid dead ends and relieve some of the stress and anxiety of finding a new job.

As we’re entering a new year, I’ll finish up with some tips and resources to help you create your recruiting plan and strategy for finding the workers you need in 2020. I hope you find them helpful and don’t hesitate to contact me if you…

The end of the year and the beginning of the next are good times for introspection. For anyone resolved to find a new job in 2020, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 pieces of job-seeker advice that we found in 2019. These…

“Oftentimes expressing gratitude suggests that I was in need, or I am putting myself in a vulnerable situation where I didn’t have the expertise or the confidence to solve my own problem.” With the holiday season upon us, the message of gratitude and thanks is…

At LAC Group, our information professionals come from a variety of backgrounds and specializations. With a flexible range of services, from working on-site to virtually, our research analysts may find different experiences despite working for the same company. We interviewed one of our researchers and…

At LAC Group, our information professionals come from a variety of backgrounds and specializations. With a flexible range of services, from working on-site to virtually, our research analysts may find different experiences despite working for the same company. We interviewed one of our researchers and…

“Are you willing to relocate – Y/N?” This question confronts many job seekers and answering it is not as easy as just checking a box. As a library professional, you may feel especially conflicted, since there are a limited number of library jobs, and your…

I attended a recent discussion hosted by the Special Libraries Association Washington DC Chapter entitled, “Reinventing Yourself Professionally,” featuring a panel of librarians who reflected their own professional reinventions. The panel included Betsy Jayasuriya, Chief Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice; Raymond Maxwell, Assistant Librarian, Moorland-Spingarn…

Congratulations! You’ve earned your MLIS degree. As a new graduate, beginning your career is an exciting yet daunting concept. To help you navigate the transition from student to working professional, we asked LAC Group librarians to share some advice based on their experiences, explaining how…

Today’s librarians must have a wide-ranging skill set to be viable in the job market. According to this Snapshot of Job Postings, The number of job postings requiring “job-specific experience” rose from 273 in 2017 to 341 in 2018. Job postings that preferred “job specific…