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Q:How do you prepare for a phone interview?

Q: How do you prepare for a phone interview? Is the preparation different than for a face-to-face interview? Are phone interviews always just screening, to see who gets a face-to-face interview? EM: The preparation is mostly the same – do research on the employer and salary for that kind of work in that area, and … Continue reading

Q: How will volunteer work benefit me?

Q: I am interviewing for a volunteer position in a public library. How will this benefit me and is it easier to get a paid position if I volunteer? I do not have a master’s degree yet but I am considering it. TA: A volunteer position can be a great way to learn about libraries, … Continue reading

Q: I’m considering making the shift to academic librarianship after being a research analyst. I have a strong urge to simply call up the head of the local academic library and request a meeting with her. Is this a potentially off-putting approach?

Q: I’m considering making the shift to academic librarianship after 5 years of being a Research Analyst at a large global corporation.  Before my corporate position, I worked in an academic library, so I do have some experience.  The question I have is in the approach.  The corporate environment has given me a lot of … Continue reading