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ERIC Number: ED517836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 172
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1076-4
How to Get a Great Job: A Library How-To Handbook
ALA Editions
Libraries should stock their shelves with this practical guide to assist patrons in the search for their next great job. This Library How-To Handbook includes expert advice on the most effective ways to: (1) Conduct proper research; (2) Build networks of friends and colleagues; (3) Create a strong resume and cover letter; (4) Prepare for an interview; and (5) Negotiate a contract or a salary. This effective guide emphasizes the help that the local library can offer in this process, using its reference materials, the Internet, and the advice of experienced researchers. Following the introduction, "Beyond the Books" in Today's Public Libraries, chapters include: (1) Before You Begin; (2) Researching the Job Market; (3) Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Ongoing Job Search; (4) Writing Resumes Right; (5) Crafting Effective Cover Letters; (6) Examining Potential Employers; (7) Examining Potential Employers; (8) Honing Your Interview Skills; and (9) Negotiating the Best Pay and Benefits for Your New Job. A bibliography/webliography and an index are included.
ALA Editions. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 866-746-7252; Fax: 770-280-4155; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association