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Searching for a library job can be a life-changing ordeal, but try not to let that bother you. The scars that it will leave on your psyche are likely to heal in time. When I was starting the job search process, I found that the professional literature had a lot to say about writing good cover letters and developing solid interview skills but not a lot of information about what searching for a job was really like on a daily basis. Hopefully, after reading this article, you have a little better sense of what to expect during your search, pick up a few tips, and generate ideas for coping strategies that might help you survive long enough to find a job.


Help-wanted advertising; Job hunting; Librarians; Library employees


Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Library and Information Science | Other Rhetoric and Composition | Work, Economy and Organizations

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