Archive for the 'Job Search' Category

NOBLE Systems Support Specialist Position Deadline Feb 7

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Greetings My library network, NOBLE, is looking for a full-time System Support Specialist. The deadline for applying is Thursday, Feb 7, 2013. Knowledge of Linux operating systems is required, Institution: NOBLE, North Of Boston Library Exchange Job: Systems Support Specialist Duties/Description: Systems Support Specialist needed to participate in operation of servers, networks and software for […]

When to Post What Online: Balancing Social Media While Job Searching

Monday, October 29th, 2012

As if hunting for a job is not tricky enough, social media users now have to ponder what they want to post with what a potential employer might think about the content. has an amusing flowchart giving pointers about when to post what online while looking for work and statistics about recruiters’ and hiring managers’ […]

6/11 Job Fair & Upcoming Job Hunt Workshops

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Today (6/11), the Boston Marriott Copley Place hosts the Professional Diversity Career Fair beginning at 2 pm. The list of exhibiting organizations contains some great organizations from a variety of industries. (I do not know how they define “diversity.” Their registration form did not ask me about any particular characteristics: gender, ethnicity, disability …) On […]

Vignettes from the History of Journalism and Thoughts on the Future

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The March 22 Kojo Nnamdi show featuring CEO of The Washington Post Company Donald Graham and The State of Things’ interview with University of North Carolina journalism dean Susan King provide terrific tales from journalism’s past and some thoughts on the direction of the profession. Graham’s grandfather bought the struggling Post in the 1930s and […]

Some Potential Employers Request Social Media Logins

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

What do you think about employers asking for login credentials for social media sites during interviews? What about potential employers asking to connect, so they can view your connections and make employment decisions based on what you show your friends online and who they are? Would you allow an employer to view your account? Would […]

Creative Resumes and Outreach to Find a Job

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Via the LinkedIn group LIS Career Options, I found a pointer to an article about 7 cool resumes on Pinterest. What makes the resumes cool is the person’s ability to showcase design or artistic skill or creativity, nontraditional layout of information, and use of color. A link took me to some methods people have used […]

New Category: Job Search

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

I’ve heard and read lots of pros and cons about blogging while searching for a job. I decided I’m going to do it. I’m tired of feeling like I can’t or shouldn’t share various resources or knowledge I come across while searching, learning about the job search process, or reading various online job groups. I’m […]