January 2015 marked one year since I interviewed for my job at UW. I realize now that I really haven’t ever talked about my job hunt experience beyond what I wrote on Hack Library School (general overview about process + phone interview tips).
When I was a library student I read a post by Robin Camille about her job hunt. I still remember how amazingly helpful I found that post! Pretty sure I just pored over it. She talked about the things I eagerly asked my job hunting friends about, hungry for the tiniest of details. This week I thought I’d take inspiration from the type of details she chose to share.
Clearly, the information I share is not meant to be indicative of how anyone else’s job hunt should or will go – my hope is simply that it will provide a point of reference for your own adventures in job hunting. And because I have so much to say, I thought I’d make it into a series. Today I’ll cover my preparations as a library school student, both with classes and jobs; soon you can expect posts covering a detailed timeline of my job hunt, my application materials, interview experience, and final takeaways.