Career blog posts

Continuing education is critical, particularly in the library and information sciences because most of those roles presuppose a fairly strong technical component. Technology moves at a very rapid pace, and information workers are expected to be ahead of the curve. In addition, workers who are...

Attend professional association meetings; make sure your skill sets are current. Stay in touch with former colleagues. Review listservs and the LibGig website. Attend conferences if possible. Join professional networking sites like LinkedIn....

Meredith Lavine, Artfulresumes.com: Do some honest self-assessment of your skills and interests. This could be done informally or through an assessment such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or working with a career coach to identify your aptitudes and areasof interest. Here are few things to keep in mind regarding career transition:

Meredith Lavine, Artfulresumes.com: This question is coming up more and more. The first thing I suggest is removing the years of graduation from the résumé. Many people are also limiting their work experience to 15 years. It is important to show employers that you are willing...