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Job Search Tips: Electronic Resume

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Academic Libraries
      Disaster Recovery at Rio Hondo Community College
      Serials Holding Display Project at University of Southern California
      Staffing Strategies in Academic Libraries

AIM in the News
      Belinda Beardt, Speaker at SBVC Fall Convocation
      Belinda Beardt, Speaker at SCALL Fall Meeting
      Linda McKell Awarded the Mark Baer Award

AIM Services
      AIM Outplacement Services

Job Search Tips
      Electronic Resume
      Frequently Asked Interview Questions
      Interviewing Tips & Techniques
      Interviewing: From Both Sides of the Table
      Networking Quickies
      Questions to Ask the Interviewer
      Resume Writing Tips
      Retooling Your Career
      The Ten Commandments of Interviewing
      What else can I do with my Library Tech degree or certificate?
      What NOT to ask during an interview?
      Where to Find Library Jobs

Professional Development
      SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND the Annual General Meeting of the Society of California Ar

Public Libraries
      AIM's Project Team tackles San Francisco Public Library Project
      Creative Staffing at Torrance Public Library
      Fresno County Partners with AIM
      Solano County Library Expands

Special Libraries
      Consultants Provide Solutions
      Law Libraries - Staffing Strategies
      Microfilming History
      Non-Traditional Libraries
      The Law Librarian Employment Market

What is an Electronic Resume?

* most simple resume format-plain text document (.txt)
* everything is left aligned. No special formatting, tables or graphics
* formatting stays intact during delivery and guarantees readability on all platforms
* effective format for sending resumes electronically (via email or web-based forms)


Legal First Name Last Name
Home Address
City, State & Zip Code
Home Telephone Number or Cell Phone Number
Personal Email Address

* Read the job description line by line and choose applicable keywords and phrases that are related to your skills and

experience. Use their own specific buzzwords and terminologies
* Be specific with the names of computer applications, databases, integrated library systems and modules
* Include coursework, internship and volunteer experience and applicable professional development courses and workshops

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (Reverse chronological order within 10 years)
Title, Employer Name                Month/Year to Present        
* Detailed summary of duties and responsibilities
* quantitative and qualitative list of accomplishments

Volunteer, Employer Name                Month/Year to Month/Year        
* Detailed summary of duties and responsibilities
* quantitative and qualitative list of accomplishments

Intern, Employer Name                Month/Year to Month/Year        
* Detailed summary of duties and responsibilities
* quantitative and qualitative list of accomplishments

MLIS/MA/MS, School Name        Year Graduated
BA/BS in Subject, School Name     Year Graduated
LIT/LTA in Subject, School Name Year Graduated (include if you do not have an MLIS)
List of Certificates and/or Credentials (if applicable)
List of Workshops attended (if applicable)

Member, Library Association Name    Date(s) of membership
Position, Library Association Name    Date(s) of position held
Award Name, Library Association    Name    Date award received

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