Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Networking and Job Hunting

Edit: Transcript at http://bit.ly/1e7LQkV 

Networking and Un/Underemployed Chat 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time  

Are you a library school student or new grad disheartened by nearly every job posting that comes through on MEDLIB-L (one of the major listservs for the medical library field) having 3 years of experience in the field as a qualification?

Do you have those 3 years of experience yet are not finding job opportunities that are a good match?

Stuck on how to even get rolling on the whole job search process? Check out Dean Hendrix & Michelle Zafron's Hire Me! Finding a Library Job resource.

Need some tips on networking or a refresher on general career tips? (you may want to scan an April 2013 #medlibs transcript)

Join your host Nikki Dettmar (@eagledawg) on Twitter at #medlibs on Thursday, March 6th at 9:00pm Eastern/6 Pacific as we welcome Naomi House (@needalibraryjob), librarian and founder of INALJ.com (the I need a library job resource website).

Naomi founded INALJ in 2010 after finding her job on a listserv, wanted a way to share all jobs she and her classmates at Rutgers MLIS program found, and INALJ grew from these grassroots on up! Naomi reports that she has heard of free time but has yet to experience it herself.

To date over 1400 fans have found jobs and the website is going further international this year with jobs in France, Sweden, the Middle East/Arabian Gulf and South Africa. Speaking of international opportunities, keep an eye on the Medical Library Association International Cooperation Section's international job exchange.

Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, we're a supportive community!

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