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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Call for Participation: NMRT Resume Reviewers

Ready to give back? Be a mentor without breaking a sweat!

We are seeking librarians with experience in human resources, the
hiring process or search committees to review resumes & cover letters
via email. This service is sponsored by NMRT to assist job seekers new
to the profession.

How does it work?
Job seekers (reviewees) send their resumes to the Résumé Review
Service (RRS) email account with some information about the type of
library that they are interested in and their area of specialization.
The co-chairs of the Résumé Review Service, monitor this email account
and match the reviewee with a reviewer from our list.

If you are matched with an applicant, the following will occur:

1. One of co-chairs will contact you and will ask if you are able to
complete a review within 2 weeks.

2. Please respond to the email as soon as you can, either accepting or
declining the review.

3. If you are unable to review, just reply and let us know. We will
contact another reviewer. We realize that everyone is busy and that
some times are better than others.

4. If you accept, then we will send you the resume and/or cover
letter, along with a bit of information about the reviewee.

5. Please take a look at the review tips here:
. Sometimes the reviewee will ask for specific advice on a part of
her/his resume. If so, please comment on that in addition to your
overall review.

6. When you are finished with the review, send the review to the
reviewee and copy the RRS email (nmrtrrs@yahoo.com). If you would like
to remain anonymous, you may send the review to RRS to be forwarded.
(if so, please note in your email that RRS needs to forward the review
to the reviewee)

7. At any point during the process, please contact us if you have
questions. We check the RRS e-mail every day.

8. Lastly, thanks again. Your time can make a huge difference to new
librarians searching for their first job. The RRS committee and NMRT
thank you too. Without you, we could not provide this important

For further information or to volunteer, please contact the NMRT
Resume Review Service Committee Chair by email at:

Thank You!

Sara Holder
Member, NMRT Resume Review Committee

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