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
Tue., May 8 | 2 – 3 pm
Tue., May 8 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Wed., May 9 | 7 – 8 pm
Thu., May 10 | 2 – 3 pm
iSchool Job and Internship Search Drop-in Hour: MGH 310-D
Thu., May 10 | 2 – 3 pm
Tue., May 15 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Altius Development Corporation
Web Developer (on Husky Jobs)
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Tibbals Digital Collections Manager Keyword: Ringling
Black Metropolis Research Consortium
University of Puget Sound Library
Washington Dental Service
Jefferson County Library
University of Michigan – Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library
Video Oral History Archivist
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (also listed on iprojobs)
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Photo Archive
Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University
UX Design Expert
Contact Elliot Turrini, CEO for more information at 201 572-4957
Tualatin Public Library
Contact Bridget Doyle email@example.com for more information.
Rocky Mountain Research Station – US Forest Service, Ogden, UT
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (also listed in iprojobs)
Email Shari.email@example.com for more information.
University of Mississippi
Contact tharry@OLEMISS.EDU for more information.
Publication Tools Developer, Technical Writers
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact Joseph Lucia email@example.com for more information.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Blaab Lab, Inc
Web Site Developer (on HuskyJobs)
Manager, Onboard Revenue Technical Development (on HuskyJobs)
Missouri History Museum
Digital Assets Manager
Contact email@example.com for more information (also listed in iprojobs).
Contra Costa County Library
North Carolina State University Libraries
For more information contact Jenny Jensen at 919-513-3394
Internships and Student Jobs
UW – Husky Union Building
Student Web Developer (on Husky Jobs)
Contact Faith Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact Jason Civjan email@example.com for more information.
Contact ChasityD@logic2020.com for more information.
City of Olympia Community Planning and Development Dept.
Library Organization (paid temporary position)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (also listed on istujobs)
UW – Graduate Funding Information Services (GFIS)
Graduate Staff Assistant – Graduate Funding Information Manager
Contact Lauren Ray email@example.com for more information.
Sterling C. Evans Library – Texas A&M University – College Station
Learning and Outreach Intern
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (also listed on istujobs)
UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Library
Directed Fieldwork Opportunity: Online Learning Assistant
Contact email@example.com for more information.
Center for Dependable Strengths
Database Management and Application Development Specialist
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply (also listed through istujobs)
University of Puget Sound
Directed Fieldwork: Archives Assistant
Contact email@example.com for more information (also listed through istujobs)
Sage Library System of Oregon
UW – iSchool
Knowledge As Power
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant – INFO 343 & 344
Email email@example.com for more information
Reach Network, Inc.
Web Design Intern (on HuskyJobs)
EMC Internship (on HuskyJobs)