- We’re holding a special MLIS job seekers group for MLIS students on Wednesdays in spring quarter, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, MGH 310D from April 3rd to May 29th. If you’re a job-seeking MLIS student, this is your opportunity to drop in and get your questions answered, your resume reviewed, and get support from your peers! This will be available online via adobe connect as well: http://connect.washington.edu/janet-matta/ .
Keep yourself on track for job and internship searching
If you haven’t yet found your summer internship or post-graduation job of your dreams, it’s time to kick yourself into high gear! Yet, job and internship searching can be exhausting, and it might be difficult to manage the time to do everything you need to be doing while also wrapping up your schoolwork. Here are some strategies that will help keep you on track!
1. Set goals. Setting goals for yourself can help you stay focused on your job search activities. Make goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, and time-bound. For example, maybe your goal is to apply to one new position per week until you get a job offer. Or perhaps it’s to spend one hour per week or per day researching companies or libraries that you want to work for. Or maybe you make it a goal to attend one networking event per month until June. Write your goals down or keep them with you so you have a reminder of what you committed to.
2. Set aside regular time to focus on job search. Just like scheduling time for classes or exercise or dinner with friends, you’re more likely to do the things you need to if you block out time in your schedule to do them. It might help you to block out specific time in your calendar each week to focus on job/internship search activities like contacting professionals or mentors, researching organizations you want to work for, attending networking events, applying to jobs, searching for positions in iCareers or on company websites.
3. Be accountable / Enlist help. Make goals or set aside time and then tell your friends, family, or mentors about your goals and what you’d like to accomplish in your job search. This builds in accountability so that others can help you stay on track as well. If you have other friends who are also job or internship searching, it might help you to meet together to work on your job search goals.
4. Get some inspiration. Read articles about your field, read books or articles about entrepreneurship, or talk to people who have your dream job to help keep yourself motivated and inspired to keep at it. Read articles on job searching or career blogs to get ideas that can help you change up your strategy. Perhaps try a new job board or a new networking event or change your tactics to diversify your job search activities and keep yourself engaged.
5. It’s ok to take a break. Sometimes, especially if you’ve been a focused job-seeker for weeks on end, a break from the job search will help. It’s ok to take a week off, to think about other things or focus on school or having fun for a while. You’ll come back to the search refreshed and hopefully more motivated than ever.
Career Events this week
Wed., April 3 | 3 – 4 pm MGH 310D
MLIS Job Seekers Group
Wed., April 3 | 3 – 4 pm
Thu., April 4 | 10 am – 3 pm
Thu., April 4 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Fri., April 5 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Mon., April 8 | 3 – 4 pm
Highlighted Professional Jobs
Johnson County Library
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Western Oregon University
University of Ottawa
Highlighted Student Jobs