In the information profession, we talk a lot about findability (thanks Peter Morville!). Creating metadata and cataloging items so that users can easily locate relevant information is the central core of library and information science.
Take a moment and think instead about making yourself findable. If you are undertaking a job search, especially for your first post MLIS professional job, you need to ensure that prospective employers can find you online and that your reputation would make your mom proud.
One of the most excellent resources I have run across appeared today on a fantastic blog – Digitization 101 written by Jill Hurst-Wahl at Syracuse University. This post is encouraging and offers practical advice. In addition, a handy attached PDF guide goes into more details on subjects like “what is the difference between a CV and a resume?”
I need to build my own website in December to begin the job search. I have pulled together some resources (check out this LibGuide on Personal Branding), but I am seeking all the help I can get. Jill’s post made me exceedingly happy and I now have some tangible, actionable steps to follow in planning my LIS job search process. Thank you!