Applying for Jobs

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Crowdsourced Resume and CV Service (Hiring Librarians)

Upload your CV or resume and have it reviewed by peers [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Job Tips for Future/Recent LIS Grads (Hack Library School)

Blog with information on applying for library jobs, not just for recent graduates [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

The Muse

Browse amazing jobs, get the help you need to advance your career and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Thing 21: Promoting Yourself in Job Applications and at Interview (23 Things)

’23 Things’ blog post focusing on job applications and interviews [Last checked: 01/06/2018]


Anderson, D E; Pun, R (2016) Career transitions for librarians: proven strategies for moving to another type of library << check your library >>

This book explores the multifaceted roles of the librarian profession from personal narratives of professional librarians who have successfully worked and transitioned from one type of library to another. From interview tips to developing relevant and transferable skill sets, this unique guide offers testimonials with a targeted advice and job strategies for readers interested in making these successful transitions during a time when there is a huge difficulty in securing a library job. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Fagan, A (2010) Brilliant Job Hunting: Your Complete Guide to Getting the Job You Want, Pearson Education << check your library >>

This book is the complete start-to-finish manual of everything you need to know, from writing your CV, knowing where to look, interview techniques and negotiating a job offer. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Hichens, P (2013) The One Page CV, Pearson Education << check your library >>

Create your own high impact CV. Clever, clear, and comprehensive. Get noticed and beat the competition. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Hornby, M (2012) How to Get That Job: The Complete Guide to Getting Hired, Pearson Education << check your library >>

This no-nonsense, highly practical and outcome focussed guide to the whole process of job hunting takes you right from the planning stages through writing your CV, flying through aptitude tests, being interviewed on the phone and online, to what to do and say when you finally get the offer you’ve been hoping for. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Innes, J (2015) The Cover Letter Book: Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect Cover Letter, Pearson Education << check your library >>

This book takes you through all the essential rules and high impact strategies to ensure your cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Innes, J (2015) The CV Book: Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect CV, Pearson Education << check your library >>

This is the most definitive and well-researched guide to planning, writing and presenting compelling CVs to maximise your chances of getting an interview. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Lamarre, H (2013) Career Focus: A Personal Job Search Guide, Pearson Education << check your library >>

By using this comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide, students will gain a clearer focus on their own abilities, their career desires, and goals for the future. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Lees, J (2013) Just the Job! Smart and Fast Strategies to Get the Perfect Job, Pearson Education << check your library >>

This book reveals how the job market really works, and how to break the rules to find a great job. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Pantry, S; Griffiths, P (2003) Your Essential Guide to Career Success, Facet Publishing << check your library >>

This book is an essential read for any information professional eager to prosper in the library and information environment of the 21st century. It offers guidance on managing every stage of your career, whether you are a new entrant to the profession wishing to know how to get a foot on the ladder, an information professional in mid-career wishing to progress, or a candidate for a more senior position needing a view of the current state of the profession. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Templar, R (2015) The Rules of Work: A Definitive Code of Personal Success, Pearson Education << check your library >>

These Rules are the guiding principles that will improve what you do and how you do it. They will give you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and help you towards your next promotion. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

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When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do [Last checked: 01/06/2018]


CILIP Lisjobnet

Find job opportunities in library, information and knowledge management with Lisjobnet. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

An Introduction to NHS Jobs

Instructions on how to use the NHS Jobs website [Last checked: 01/06/2018] (Library and Information Services)

Search for library, librarian and information officer jobs as well as many more vacancies in global universities, leading research institutions, commercial and public sector employers. [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

Making Successful Application (NHS Jobs)

Advice from NHS Jobs on completing job applications [Last checked: 01/06/2018]

NHS Health Careers: Library, Knowledge and Information Services

A page on the HEE NHS Careers site explaining the working life and roles of a health library career [Last checked: 01/06/2018]