Career blog posts

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...

They say variety is the spice of life—but it can be downright poisonous to your career path. Maybe it took you a while to figure out your passion, so you dabbled in this and that. Perhaps you made a few detours in light of the...

Like yourself, your competition for the job of your dreams has the same goal: to be seen as the most valuable addition to the team. But with so many people shooting for the same end goal and boasting identical skills and qualifications to get there,...

In any job interview, they’ll want you to tell them about your previous job (or your current job). Part of the reason is to determine your experience level, but as you give the answer, you also reveal a lot about your personality, attitude, and work...