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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…

“So, where do you see yourself in five years?” It’s a dreaded interview question, usually asked by interviewers who either lack interviewing experience or who think it’s a useful indicator of a candidate’s ambitiousness. When there are so many innovative ways to conduct an interview,…

If you haven’t given much thought to personal branding (or don’t even know what it is), then please continue reading, especially if career advancement matters to you. Personal branding is the practice of developing a unique professional identity and message in order to distinguish yourself…

"Cisco just offered me a job!" That's the kind of good news a job seeker would be excited to share on social media. However, it went from good to bad when the rest of the tweet was about the dilemma this person faced, weighing the…

Want to make it to the interview process and position yourself as a stand-out candidate? Make sure you thoroughly research the potential employer. Thanks to the internet, finding the information you need is quick and easy. This is one reason that no candidate should show…

You want to be a legal librarian, you’ve polished your resume, your best suit is pressed and you hold an MLS/MLIS degree. You’re thrilled to get your first interview at a law firm, until reality strikes and you’re hit with panic and self-doubt. What if…

“Strong people skills” shows up on almost every list of the most in-demand skills in today’s workplace, a trend reflected among LAC’s clients as well, confirms Brad Rogers, LibGig Director of Recruiting. “The days of being skilled but socially inept are way behind us,” he…

With a freshly-minted LIS or MLIS degree in hand, you’ve landed the interview for a position you truly want. Or, you’ve interviewing for awhile now with limited success. Other than thinking of questions you could be asked and which questions you will ask at the…

Librarians face stiff competition for available job openings. One way to increase your chances of finding a rewarding position is to work with a recruiter who focuses on matching qualified librarians with employers, including the growing new opportunities in knowledge and information management outside of…

Everyone knows that part of preparing for a job interview includes coming up with a list of intelligent questions to ask your interviewer. In fact, a recent internet search on “questions to ask in an interview” returned about 140,000,000 results – so clearly, there’s no…