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Tip from Your Career Advisor
Don’t wait too long to come and see an advisor, like myself, at your Career Centre. I will be happy to go over your CV, your cover letters, networking and interview tips. And before you move on to plan B on your list of preferences of a job, work hard for a certain period of time on your plan A. Don’t give up on your dream job!
Janice Tester, Career Advisor
Need more motivation on your job search? Come and see your Career Advisor, Janice Tester, always willing to work with you on the pursuit of your dreams.
Check out the Vault Guides
Vault is the world’s leading source of career information. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient.
Vault also has a ton of material on finding summer jobs and internships.
McGill subscribes to this service and you can check it out today (you must be connected to the McGill VPN).
Grad Advising & CV Drop-In
Advising and CV Drop-In for graduate students is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15h00-16h30 and Fridays from 10h00-11h30 and does not require an appointment, but space is limited. First come, first served.
Don't have time to come by our office in person? Then check out our online "Ask a Career Advisor" service. Click on the icon below.
Become a fan of the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) on Facebook as an extra way to stay informed about the latest CaPS events!
CaPS is located in the Brown Student Services Building (3600 McTavish, Suite 2200).
We also have an office at Macdonald Campus in the Centennial Centre.
Check out our website for details on all our programs and services!
For further inquiries, or to book an appointment with an advisor, please email us or call 514-398-3304 or drop into our office.
Dear MLIS students:
Welcome to our e-newsletter just for you! I am Janice Tester, your Career Advisor at McGill CaPS, your Career Planning Service, where you can find help related to your career needs. You can come and see me or one of the grad advisors to help you with you CV, cover letter, have a mock interview, or attend any of our workshops. You will find more information on our services at www.mcgill.ca/caps.
Also in this issue:
Since 2003, students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) at McGill University have hosted a Career Fair. Over the last few years the Career Fair has given students a chance to meet and discuss career opportunities with over forty employers from the Montreal area and beyond. This is both an excellent way for employers to support the profession and a unique opportunity for students to scout for potential job offers.
This year, the organizing committee is excited to offer an extra networking opportunity to employers and students: a 5 à 7 social event will be offered following the Career Fair! This is a valuable opportunity for students to follow-up on conversations that started at the Career Fair and continue to build professional relationships with future employers. In addition, both students and employers will have a chance to explore two new onsite features: Networking corner and Get Involved Corner.
We hope that this event will help you to launch your career. Please join us on April 15 in the SSMU Ballroom!
If you would like more information on the Fair, please consult our website at http://mcgillsis-careerfair.weebly.com/
Xenia Kurguzova, Mathieu Lanteigne, Sarah Wilkinson, Marta Mazur Rusak, Sabrina Gurniak, Dahlal Mohr-Elzeki and Katherine Brothers
The 2013 McGill SIS Career Fair Organizing Committee
Most literature we read on networking is designed by and for extroverts, people who gain energy from social engagements. Introverts derive energy internally, from their own feelings, thoughts, internal experiences. Hence, introverts can feel drained by social interaction because they get over stimulated easily and need to balance how much time they spend socializing in groups. If you have a networking event to attend, you may want to spend time alone before and after the event. Arrive early before the room is packed – it will be less overwhelming. Try to have a task – it will help ground you, and finally, don’t stay too long.
Introversion is often confused with shyness but there is a major difference.
If you wish to find out more about how introverted or extroverted you are, as well as which careers might be ideally suited for your type, you can take a quick personality typing test for free at www.similarminds.com.
Whether you are looking for information on a career, scholarship information, tips on resume writing, or contact information in several industries, the CaPS Career Resource Centre is here for you!
So You Want to be a Librarian...Now What?: Advice and Tips from a Newly Hired Information Professional (LIScareer.com )
Library Journal's Placements & Salaries Survey 2012
Books (available at CaPS)
Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science
What's the Alternative?: Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros
The events below are only a sampling of the many taking place. For a full listing of all events offered this month and to register, log-in to myFuture. Click on the "Events" tab and then the "Workshops/Panels/Events" tab. Select the event you would like to attend and click on "RSVP."
Design: Tom Acker