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…

Some employers are offering unique, interesting "perks" or benefits these days to attract and retain talented workers. While these should never be at the top of your job requirement list, it is fun to see them when you are considering an offer or comparing more…

Pay and benefits are important to everyone, but keep in mind that the halls of rejected job candidates are filled with people who put too much emphasis on compensation and not enough on the talents and skills they bring to an employer! That said, when…

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…

Too many people make the mistake of thinking that the cover letter that goes with their resume isn’t all that important. You may have even heard that no one reads the cover letter, right? Whether that is an accurate statement or not, it doesn’t serve…

The answers you give to a hiring manager's questions during your job interview can clearly help you clinch the position. But avoiding asking the wrong questions is as important as knowing the right types of responses to give to the interviewer's queries. With that principle in…

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…

Dedicated. Focused. Driven. Committed. They’re all positive adjectives that you wouldn’t mind having associated with your professional reputation—nobody can blame you there. However, is there such a thing as being a little too dedicated to your career? Yes, as a matter of fact there is. While it’s understandable—and…

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…

Any type of career transition can be scary, even for the most confident of professionals. There is some element of risk required, and usually, an element of the unknown in what's next and how to implement the transition. One of the biggest challenges that people…