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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call for Participation: Speakers at the Placement Center during ALA 2011

Hello All,

I’m looking for a few presenters to speak to job seekers in the Placement Center during the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  The Placement Center will be open Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26.

I’d like to have presenters who know how to interact with and involve the audience -- not just lecture.  The sessions should be an hour to an hour and a half long.  The possible time slots include:

Saturday, 9:30 – 11:00am
Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Saturday, 3:30- 4:30pm

Sunday, 9:00 – 10:30am
Sunday, 3:30- 4:30pm

Topics can include almost anything that would appeal to current job seekers.  The following are some that I have in mind:

How to brand yourself in order to standout during a job search
Creating a Resume that Moves to the top of the Pile
I think I’ve Done Everything Right, Why Aren’t I Getting Any Interviews
What Interviewers are Really Looking for in successful candidates
How to respond to the tough questions in interviews
Things to do to be sure you get an interview
Making a Powerful Impression on the Interviewer
Using Social Media Effectively in a Job Search

If you’re already planning to attend the ALA Annual Conference, and would be willing to present a session, we’d be happy to have your assistance.  Please contact me ASAP via email at bcalvin@ala.org, or phone at 800/545-2433ext. 4280 to volunteer.

If you can’t do a session but know of someone who would be great at conducting one, please forward this message to them.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Beatrice Calvin
Program Officer, Placement/Recruitment
Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment
American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL  60611
800/545-2433 ext. 4280

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