We all know it’s tough out there for those of us looking for a job or trying to improve our career credentials. A lot of those problems are associated with things outside of our control: too few jobs and too many applicants. So what can we do? We need to focus on those elements of job selection that we have control over, namely our CV and cover letter. It is too often the case that people fail to tailor their CV for a job application or don’t make the best of the CV layout to display their skills and experience.
With that in mind, the LAICDG is proud to announce an informal CV Talk & Workshop. The aim of the talk is to get future librarians and those wishing to further their career opportunities to hear from people in the industry about what should be included in CVs and cover letters.
Guest speakers include:
- Jane Burns from the Royal College of Surgeons;
- Hugh Murphy from NUIM; and
- a speaker from the UCD Careers Office.
After the talk there will be a workshop where attendees can gain practical experience about what employers are looking for when they announce that they are hiring. Attendees will form into groups and discuss real job adverts in the library world assisted by experienced professionals who will hold informal discussions with the attendees and offer advice based on their real work experience. Speakers will be joined by Kathryn Smith of TCD for the workshop.
Afterwards we will have the traditional informal ‘networking’ (or socialising with librarians in a pub!) in Rody Bolands. We have a space reserved for attendees of the event which will be available at 5pm.
As always, we will be encouraging the use of Twitter during the event. Our hashtag for the event is #cdgcv2013
If this sounds like just the thing you need to gain confidence in your job applications then you will want to be at Rathmines Public Library on Saturday, the 7th of September. And it’s free! With this in mind, and as this will be a small, informal event, spaces are strictly limited so email as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment! Our contact address is laicareerdevelopment [at] gmail.com