iSchool Career Services Newsletter 1/21/2014

Career Tips

Use Twitter for your job search

One of the best job search and career development resources I use is Twitter, and I believe it is a  bit of an unsung hero in a typical job search and career development strategy. If you haven’t started using Twitter yet, consider adding this tool to your job search arsenal! here are just some of the ways that Twitter can help you with your job or internship search:

1. Follow employers for listings. Many employers have a twitter job feed, or post their open positions via their corporate/organizational twitter accounts. Search for and follow companies of interest so that you can stay on top of what becomes available!

2. Learn about company news. Twitter is a great way to get familiar with a company’s brand, with news items or company information that might be useful to you when you interview or network with people at the company. Follow organizations or companies of interest to stay on top of their latest news.

3. Network with professionals. Follow influential people in your industry on Twitter (search by keywords or watch for RT’s and mentions in other tweets) to help make your name familiar to them, and even carry on a conversation via twitter. it’s a great way to get familiar with names and do some introductory networking.

4. Build your brand. Tweet relevant links, news items, or useful infomration to build your brand as a knowledgeable professional in the field. People will begin to follow you and you’ll emerge as a leader in the field, and others will begin to seek you out for networking opportunity as well.

5. Career advice. There are a TON of resources shared through twitter about resumes, networking, library job search, tech job search, how to be successful at internships, and more, all shared through Twitter. It is a great way to get career advice that can help you be successful, start by searching for your industry plus the word “career” to find folks posting useful advice.

Twitter is just one way that you can boost your job and internship search as well as your professional brand, but it’s an easy way to put forth some additional effort in your search for the perfect job and internship opportunity. Questions? Just schedule an appointment to visit with me!


Career-Related Events This Week

Networking for Shy People (& Everyone)

Wednesday, January 22  |   3:30 – 4:00 pm  |  MGH 134

Employer Conversations: Jobs for Bachelors Candidates in the Sciences

Wednesday, January 22  |   4:30 – 6:30 pm  |  HUB 145

Linkedin 101

Thursday, January 23  |   3:30 – 4:00pm   |   MGH 134

Getting Hired with a Graduate Degree: Tips from Employers

Thursday, January 23 |  4:00 – 5:30pm  |   KNE 210

Networking Reception: Grad Students, Postdocs, & Alumni

Thursday, January 23   |   5:30 – 7:00pm  |   KNE

Successful Interviews

Friday, January 24  |   1:30 – 2:30pm  |   MGH 134

Research Conversation: Modeling Students’ Information Practices

Monday, January 27  |  12:30 – 1:30pm |  MGH 420

External Events

Partner Event: Alibaba Technology Forum 2014 in Seattle

Tuesday, January 21 |  6:00pm

Networking 4 Newbies Teleconference

Wednesday, January 22  |   10:00 – 11:30 am

United Career Fairs: Seattle Career Fair

Wednesday, January 22  |   6:00 – 8:00 pm

Beyond Boxes and Arrows: The Role of Ethics in User Experience

Thursday, January 23 |  5:30 – 6:30pm

Learn EmberJS

Thursday, January 23  |   6:00 – 9:00pm

App-cessories and Bluetooth

Thursday, January 23  |   4:30 – 6:30pm

Unlock the Power of Online Marketing for Local Business

Friday, January 24  |  11:30am – 2:00pm

Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships

HD Supply

Corporate Internship


Information Management Summer Internship

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Internship Program

NeighborWorks America

Marketing/Social Media

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Summer Internship for the Library and Research Center


Front End Engineer Internship

New York Public Library

Reserve Film and Video Collection Internship

The Urban Institute

Research Assistant

Red Hat

Software Engineering


Data Analytics

Kolker Lab

*Data Scientist Intern

UW Information School Human Resources

IT Help Desk – Student Hourly Position

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

Highlighted Professional Jobs


Front End UX/UI Designer

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Librarian ZA-1410-III

Sasaki Associates


Whitman College

Instructional & Data Services Librarian

Pierce County Library

Director of Digital Experience

Kansas State University Libraries

Electronic Resources Librarian

University of California Berkeley

Digital Projects Manager


Library Relations Associate (K-12)

Software Engineer


Information Architect


Information Architect\Interaction Designer


Global Taxonomy, Standards and Rights Manager

Walt Disney Company

Manager, Metadata & Taxonomy

Echo Services Inc.

Information Architect -Masters in MLIS/MSIM



Department of Veterans Affairs

Technical Information Specialist (Metadata)

New York University

Project Manager, Archival Systems


MLIS Librarian/ IT Architect Extraordinaire

Symplicity Corporation

Mobile App Developer


Software Support Specialist

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

First Year Experience/Reference Librarian

BluSky Restoration

Project Manager

eTeam Inc

Customer Project/Program Manager V


Forensic Technology Information Risk Management Manager

Information Risk Management Manager

Epic Careers

Clinical Informatics – Physician


Software Development Engineer (Web App)


Entry Level Technical Project Manager

Abbott Laboratories

Informatics Interface Engineer


*Hiring Recent Graduates (OPT/CPT), For Jr.Net Developers in WA

Bellingham Public Library

*Public Services librarian – Part Time


*Device Lead

UW Advancement

*Gift Services Analyst/Programmer

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

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