Career Services Newsletter 5/7/2012

This week’s News and Tips

Make your resume something an employer wants to read! I find myself offering similar resume tips to iSchool job-seekers. Most of them center on updating traditional beliefs and formats on the typical resume:

1. Consider a functional resume rather than the traditional chronological format. If you don’t have a lot of experience, or you’re a career changer and your lots of experience isn’t especially relevant, consider a functional format to your resume. Customize the headings and skill/experience areas for each job you apply for to make sure that you’re highlighting key skill areas. Here’s a decent functional resume example. If you do have a lot of relevant experience, you’ll be well-suited to a traditional chronological format, and it’ll be less work to maintain that than to restructure.

2. Replace the “Objective” Statement. An objective focuses on what you want, and it’s more powerful to focus on what you provide to the employer. So replace that Objective statement with a “Summary” or “Profile” statement oriented to what the employer needs. An example: “Information Management professional with skills in user experience analysis and development.” Or, “Current UW Masters’ student passionate about metadata with XML and Java skills.”  Pick the words you use based on the job you’re applying for, or pull this from your elevator pitch I wrote about last week.

3. Focus on achievements, not job duties. Talk about what you accomplished in the position, or why what you did was important, and not just what the (possibly mundane) duty was. If you spent a summer shelving books or filing papers, talk about the importance of organization and the contribution you made to office/library/company/customer efficiency. Use numbers wherever possible. Here’s some more advice on resume language  that I find helpful.

4. Finally, avoid all the “don’ts” here: Why I Tossed Your Resume.

Career Events This Week

Mon., May 7 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Meet The Employer – Atkins Aerospace

Tue., May 8 | 2 – 3 pm

Career Fair Success workshop

Tue., May 8 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Resumes & Cover Letters workshop

Wed., May 9 | 7 – 8 pm

UW Young Democrats Internship Fair

Thu., May 10 | 2 – 3 pm

iSchool Job and Internship Search Drop-in Hour: MGH 310-D

Thu., May 10 | 2 – 3 pm

Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!) workshop

Tue., May 15 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Meet The Employer – Revel Consulting


Professional Jobs

Altius Development Corporation

Web Developer (on Husky Jobs)

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Black Metropolis Research Consortium

Valve Software


University of Puget Sound Library

Washington Dental Service

Project Manager

Jefferson County Library

Library Assistant III

University of Michigan – Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library

Liaison Services Librarian


Video Oral History Archivist

Contact for more information (also listed on iprojobs)

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Photo Archive

Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University

Collaborative Health

UX Design Expert

Contact Elliot Turrini, CEO for more information at 201 572-4957

Tualatin Public Library

SDE-T and other positions

Contact Bridget Doyle for more information.

Rocky Mountain Research Station – US Forest Service, Ogden, UT

Administrative Specialist

Email for more information (also listed in iprojobs)

Serials Solutions

Business Analyst

Email for more information.

University of Mississippi

Electronic Resources Librarian & Assistant Professor

Contact tharry@OLEMISS.EDU for more information.

Marvell Semiconductor

Publication Tools Developer, Technical Writers

Contact for more information.

Villanova University

Liaison Librarian for Philosophy & Theology

Contact Joseph Lucia for more information.

SUNY Buffalo


Taxonomy Specialist

Contact for more information.

Blaab Lab, Inc

Web Site Developer (on HuskyJobs)

BusinessFusion, Inc.

Holland America

Amherst College

Missouri History Museum

Digital Assets Manager

Contact for more information (also listed in iprojobs).

Contra Costa County Library

North Carolina State University Libraries

Academic Technology and Rich Media Librarian

For more information contact Jenny Jensen at 919-513-3394

Internships and Student Jobs

UW – Husky Union Building

Student Web Developer (on Husky Jobs)

Callison Architects

Digital Archives Intern

Contact Faith Nolan for more information.

Graduate Staff Assistant – User Experience Design

Contact Jason Civjan for more information.


Various positions – Internship, web developer, project management, data analyst, etc

Contact for more information.

City of Olympia Community Planning and Development Dept.

Library Organization (paid temporary position)

Contact for more information (also listed on istujobs)

UW – Graduate Funding Information Services (GFIS)

Graduate Staff Assistant –  Graduate Funding Information Manager

Contact Lauren Ray for more information.

Sterling C. Evans Library – Texas A&M University – College Station

Learning and Outreach Intern

Contact for more information (also listed on istujobs)


UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Library

Directed Fieldwork Opportunity: Online Learning Assistant

Contact for more information.

Center for Dependable Strengths

Database Management and Application Development Specialist

Contact for more information and to apply (also listed through istujobs)

University of Puget Sound

Directed Fieldwork: Archives Assistant

Contact for more information (also listed through istujobs)

Sage Library System of Oregon

UW – iSchool

Knowledge As Power

Usability Researcher Intern

Usability Analyst Intern

Interaction Design Intern

Research Intern

Contact for more information

UW iSchool

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – INFO 343 & 344

Email  for more information

Reach Network, Inc.

Web Design Intern (on HuskyJobs)


EMC Internship (on HuskyJobs)


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