by infonistaadmin | Dec 27, 2016 | LIS Career Strategy
A well-designed life is a life that is generative – it is constantly creative, productive, changing, evolving, and there is always the possibility of surprise.
– Designing Your Life
Yep, we’re putting 2016 in the rear-view mirror and moving into a 2017 that will be (hope springs eternal) more productive, rewarding, and opportunity-rich for everyone. How can you nudge the odds in your favor? By embracing career-focused design thinking. (more…)
by infonistaadmin | Dec 20, 2016 | LinkedIn and Your Career, Professional Branding
One of the most powerful types of “social proof” (testaments to your professional strengths) hiring managers can see is a great recommendation on your LinkedIn profile.
And people who like you well enough to be willing to write a recommendation for you do sincerely want to help you out!
But actually getting that recommendation written for you? That’s where things tend to fall apart…. (more…)
by infonistaadmin | Dec 13, 2016 | LIS Career Options, LIS Skills, LIS Students
One of the questions most frequently asked by students is whether to specialize in a specific area (say cataloging or government documents) or graduate as a generalist, someone who has a broad range of skills but is not an expert in any. Ask five seasoned practitioners for their advice here, and you’re likely to get five well-reasoned, passionate, and completely different answers.
The reason is, there are benefits and disadvantages to both approaches. (more…)
by infonistaadmin | Dec 6, 2016 | LIS Students
If you’re an LIS student, you may be wondering what to read during the holiday break to help plot out your LIS career. Here are some good books to help you think through your moves from student to employed professional: (more…)