People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

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Career Strategy Tip – Prepare for An Uncertain Future By Second-Skilling

We recently read an interesting article titled “Could Singapore hold the secret to preparing workers for an uncertain future?” on ideas.ted.com.

We talk about learning new skills and refreshing existing skills as part of one’s career strategy on our blog, in our presentations and workshops, etc.

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This article talks about second-skilling. “In today’s economy, second-skilling — developing your skills in a sector other than the one you work in — is necessary for career resiliency; it gives you options and flexibility. That second skill can either complement the skills you’re already using in your current job, or offer a completely alternative path.”

Incorporate second-skilling as part of your career strategy. What would you second-skill in?

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Library 2.017 – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

Library 2.017 – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities 

Slides on Slideshare –
https://www.slideshare.net/lchow23/library-2017-librarians-in-the-21st-century-designing-a-career-strategy-for-evolving-roles-and-opportunities 

Resources

Publish & Present:
Chandos Publishing
Information Today
Libraries Unlimited

Keep Updated:
ALA Mailing Lists
Library Link of the Day
Library Trends
LibraryScienceList.com
NMC Horizon Reports

Career:
LISCareer
Alternative LIS Job Titles
Free Online Courses
IFLA New Librarians Webinars
Library & Information Science Transferable Competencies 
Emerging Career Trends for Information Professionals


Thanks to Library 2.017 and everyone for attending. We got some great questions during the presentation, so we’re sharing them here.

Q: Can you share a list of the usability groups that you connected with?
A: In 2014, we founded the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) User Experience (UX) Special Interest Group (SIG) to provide a collaborative environment for librarians, libraries, etc. who are working toward creating a user-friendly environment. More information about the SIG as well as resources including usability groups. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 9th.

Q: I’m interested in the idea of freelancing – is there another session about how to get started there…
A: This is probably the first time we’ve been asked this question. We talk about how we got started in consulting in a recently published book, Career Transitions for Librarians, edited by colleagues Ray Pun and Davis Erin Anderson. Read more about our story and the book here. Feel free to contact us with more specific questions.

Q: Can you expand on what is in your e-portfolio?
A: Our e-portfolios are an expansion of our resumes/CVs and are more interactive and visual. Our e-portfolios are linked from our About page. We do presentations focused specifically on e-portfolios, so let us know if that would be something of interest to you or your group. Feel free to contact us with more specific questions.

Your Career Strategy: 2017 Career Goals

Happy 2017! It’s a new year and it’s a good time to revisit your career strategy.

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In many of our leadership and career development presentations, we talk about self-assessment and career strategy.

Self-assessment:

  • Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.
  • Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.

Career strategy:

  • Keep in mind that people, professional brand, and online presence are three important aspects of your career strategy.

What are your 2017 career goals?

What Are Your 2016 Career Goals?

It’s a new year. What are your career goals this year? One of our career goals this year is to be better bloggers.

Self-assessment and career strategy are important when it comes to working on your career goals. We discuss this in our leadership and career development presentations.

Self-assessment: Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis and set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.

Career strategy: People, professional brand, and online presence are three important aspects of your career strategy.

Here are some ideas and resources (from our presentations and blog posts) to get you started on your career goals this year:

 

 

What Are Your 2015 Career Goals?

SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goal setting In our career development presentations, we talk about SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goal setting as part of your career strategy. It’s a new year. What are your career goals for 2015?

Here are some of our goals for the year:

  • Explore and play around with some of the newer LinkedIn features (i.e. article publishing).
  • Focus on a few subject/topic areas of interest for career development.
    LC – Last year, I focused on project management and completed the project management certificate. This year, I would like to focus more on web/technology topics.
  • Refresh and update our web presences and e-portfolios.
  • Clean up our internal files, documents, etc.