iSchool Career Services Newsletter: 5/29/2012

Career News and Tips

Using Linkedin

There’s plenty of information on using LinkedIn out there, but my biggest pitch is to create a page if you don’t have one already! I encourage everyone to be using this great resource as a personal branding tool, a way to research employers and contacts, and for professional networking. Here are some helpful tips on creating your profile:

1. Photo:  Include one! No profile photo makes your profile look unprofessional and anonymous, especially when you show up in a search result next to other LinkedIn users who do have profile photos. Photos put a face to a name and make you seem like a real professional person, and not just an unknown user. It should be a professional-looking shot that conveys you in a positive light. If you decide to a take a photo specifically for LinkedIn, this blog post provides good tips on your photo set-up.

2. Headline: Customize this! Keep it brief but make it a powerful demonstration of how you add value. “Skilled web developer and UW student” or “Library Science student specializing in Knowledge Organization” are both much more powerful than just “student at University of Washington”, or the LinkedIn default choice. Consider writing your summary first and then from that, pull the most powerful few words to use in your headline. Note: you can (and should) also customize your linkedin URL, and you can include this on business cards or in email signatures.

3. Summary: This can be your elevator pitch in written form. See earlier newsletters on the student services blog for more information on how to construct this, or email me for a link to the “Don’t Be Awkward” networking workshop that contained great info on how to create a good summary introduction of yourself. If you need help with language, gather some job descriptions you’re interested in and look for common keywords or skills that are often mentioned, and highlight those in your summary.

4. Everywhere: Talk about your benefit. Point our your value-added, the benefits of your skills and work, and the outcomes of your projects. How is something, someone, or somewhere better because of your work?

5. Refresh and update periodically. Each time you update your profile, you get a little call-out in the newsfeed of LinkedIn, drawing attention to your profile. This is good! It’s okay to let your profile develop further over time. Post updates when you have them, these show that you know and love the work that you do, and can brand you as a competent (even expert) professional in the field. Research other great LinkedIn help guides and tips online, and note that LinkedIn also has a great blog, and is a source of job postings!

Career – Related Events

Tues., May 29 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Accenture Consulting info Session – MGH 430

Tues., May 29 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Digital Librarianship Advising Pod – MGH 420

Thu., May 31 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Job Seekers/Internship Seekers drop-in hour – MGH 310-D

Thu., May 31 | 6 – 9 pm

iSchool Capstone 2012

 

Professional Jobs

Cozi

INTERACTION DESIGNER

Contact kim@cozi.com for more information (also listed on iprojobs)

Perficient

Richland County Public Library

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library – Yale University

Peking University School of Transnational Law

Deputy Director of the Legal Research Center

Contact jasminexuhua@gmail.com for more information (also listed on iprojobs)

US Department of State

Sonoma State University

Instruction and Outreach Librarian

Contact Karen Brodsky brodskyk@sonoma.edu for more information

Saint Martin’s University

Electronic Services Librarian

Contact igendelman@stmartin.edu for more information

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY

EBSCO Publishing

Bibliographic Database Designer

Contact Veronica Gillen vgillen@ebscohost.com for more information.

Vanderbilt University

North Carolina State University

Associate Head and Curator, Special Collections Research Center

Contact jvjensen@ncsu.edu for more information

University of WashingtonApplication Integration Services (AIS)

Java Developer  Req # 84332

 Contact Rebecca Rowe rebecar@uw.edu for more information.

University of Mary Washington

Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

Contact rdavis2@umw.edu for more information

PALM BEACH COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

LIBRARIAN I – Youth Services

8 Limbs Yoga

Communications Manager/Assistant and Designer

Contact ashley@8limbsyoga.com for more information (also listed on iprojobs)

Iowa State University

Librarian II

Contact sandra.larson@dot.iowa.gov for more information

Innovative Interfaces

The University of Arizona Libraries

Serials Solutions

Bilingual Software Support Specialist

Senior Software Developer

Sr. SQL Database Engineer (DBE)

Contact Gestiada, Aleada Aleada.Gestiada@serialssolutions.com for more information.

LAC Group

UW I-Tech

Information Specialist

Software Engineer

Contact Alissa Dunloy amhb@uw.edu for more information (also listed on iprojobs)

ASRC Primus

Robert Half Technology

Sr. SQL Developer

Contact cory.simmonsen@rht.com for more information (also listed on iprojobs)

Pepperdine University Libraries

Internships/Student Jobs

EHR Group

Electronic Health Records Content and Social Media Research Internship

Contact mikeu@ehrgroup.com for more information (also listed on istujobs)

Federal Reserve Bank Library

Summer Intern

Contact alison.r.labonte@frb.gov for more information (also listed on istujobs)

UW Information School

Graduate Staff Assistant

Contact crystaly@uw.edu  for more information (also listed on istujobs)

UW – Office of Financial Aid

Web Application Developer

Contact peggyf@uw.edu for more information (also listed on istujobs)

UW Sharepoint Services Team

Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets

Intern – transition to google apps

Contact bryan.baker@psks.org for more information (also listed on istujobs)

JP Morgan Chase

User Experience Research Intern

Contact adonis.d.acuario@jpmchase.com for more information (also listed on istujobs)

CollegeMapper

Software Development Intern

Contact susanna@collegemapper.com for more information (also listed on istujobs)

NASA Langley Research Center

Historic records documentation project

Contact mary.e.gainer@nasa.gov for more information (also listed on istujobs)

KCTS 9

Web Production Internship

Contact awiesenbach@KCTS9.org for more information (also listed on istujobs)

UW Libraries

Student Reference and Instruction Specialists

Contact Adam C Hall adamhall@uw.edu for more information

UW School of Drama

UW Professional & Continuing Education

Lab/grading assistants

Contact dclements@pce.uw.edu for more information (also listed on istujobs)

General Electric

Interaction Designer

Contact David.C.Bingham@ge.com  for more information

SquareHub

Graphic Design / Interaction Design Intern

Contact barry@squarehub.com for more information (also listed on istujobs)

UW – William Skinner Legacy Project

Web Manager (work study)

Scanning Assistant (work study)

Contact jtippins@uw.edu for more information.

 

 

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