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From The Publisher S Website This Book Explains What Library School Students Need To Do In Order To Maximize Their Chances Of Getting A Professional Position Immediately After GraduationIn A Tight Job Market, Library School Students Face The Same Basic Challenge As New Graduates In Every Other Field How To Stand Out From The Crowd Of Applications For The Best Positions Job Seekers Do Have Control Over Their Careers, However Some Of The Best Strategies For Getting That First Professional Library Science Position Are Steps Students Should Take While Still In SchoolWhile Library Schools Provide Graduates With A Solid Understanding Of Library Science Concepts, Many Diploma Holders Have No Clear Plan For Finding A Desirable Job With Their Knowledge The Information In What Do Employers Want A Guide For Library Science Students Will Be Extremely Valuable For Students Currently In Masters Of Library Science Program As Well As Recent Recipients Of MLS Degrees, Regardless Of What Kind Of Work Environment They Wish To Work InThe Book Guides Readers Through The Process Of Planning A Job Search Step By Step Divided Into Two Major Sections The Student Experience And The Job Search The Authors Provide Critical Advice Derived From Their Combined Years Of Real World, In The Field Experience Specific Topics Include Choosing Classes, Gaining Practical Experience While In School, Establishing A Professional Image, Gaining Skills That Make Applicants Marketable, Writing Effective Resumes And Cover Letters, Interviewing, And Negotiating A Job OfferHighlights Presents Practical, Real Life Advice On Landing The First Job After Library School Explains How The Job Search Process Works On The Inside Provides Actionable Strategies For Students Who Are Still In Library School To Improve Their Odds Of Getting Their Ideal Job Reveals What Potential Employers Like To See When Interviewing For A Job Vacancy And What Turns Them Off I was hoping to find a book that was like a list of career tips and skills Instead, it s a general guide book for MLIS students The suggestions are so general, they could be found in any other student success guidebook To summarize do an internship or two. Great book on getting an insider s view on what you can do to up your chances of entering the library and information science field.