SNAP Chat Topics for November

Guest author: Ariadne Rehbein
MLS/MIS Student at Indiana University Bloomington and SNAP Roundtable Senior Social Media Chair

Are you an LIS student or recent graduate on the job hunt or preparing for it in the near future? Are you a new or experienced archivist with insights to share from your experience as an applicant or on a search committee? Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable for our November #snaprt Twitter chats about the experience of embarking on a professional job hunt for the first time. We will start with tips for applications and preliminary interviews (Thursday, Nov. 5), move on to in-person interviews and managing offers (Sunday, Nov. 15), and end with advice for adjusting to a new role (Wednesday, Nov. 25).

For our chat on applications and preliminary interviews on November 5 at 8 PM ET, we will discuss topics such as:

  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve received regarding job applications?
  • What qualities do you look for in a job? Why are they important to you?
  • What have you found to be the most valuable resources in the job hunt (people, websites, or anything else)?
  • What is the experience of working on applications like? What types of things do you struggle with?
  • How can you prepare for a successful Skype or phone interview?

We welcome archivists of all experience levels to join or keep up with the chat using the #snaprt hashtag. If you have a question or a discussion topic related to the theme this month, please send it to @SNAP_Roundtable on Twitter, submit it through the anonymous web form on the #snaprt Chat page or e-mail me directly at ariadne.rehbein@gmail.com.

Here some resources related to this week’s chat you may want to check out:

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