Monday, April 19, 2021

Job Hunting Tips for New Library Grads

Erin Clupp, Research Librarian in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Vancouver office, has penned a post on job hunting tips for new library grads on the blog of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries:

"Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed library school and are a freshly minted information professional. What is an exciting time in your life can also be overshadowed by what comes next: the dreaded job hunt, heightened by the fact that we are still struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic."

"Despite this being a challenging and unprecedented time to enter the workforce, there are still many exciting opportunities that await you. Here are some tips and words of advice that I hope are helpful and comforting as you navigate through this next phase of your career ..."

The author breaks down her advice into 5 categories:

  1. Manage your expectations but be kind to yourself
  2. Beyond the library – be flexible and think outside the box
  3. Take a leap – consider a move!
  4. Networking - Building relationships
  5. Be prepared – do your research!

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