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It’s October, Halloween, Fall, and Back to School/Career Development

Hello OctoberSkeletons, witches, pumpkins, haystacks, apple cider, pumpkin spice, and everything nice. It’s October (and almost Halloween) and Fall is here (sorta, it doesn’t quite feel like it yet here in the NYC metro area). Either way, it’s back to school.

Here are some ideas to get you started on your career development this Fall:

  • Search and add: Now that the summer lull is over, look for meetups, conferences, workshops, and networking events of interest and add them to your calendar.
  • Chat and catch up over [insert beverage of choice]: Reconnect with your colleagues after the summer months. Schedule coffee (or hot chocolate or apple cider or tea – the options are limitless) meetings.
  • Brush off the cobwebs: Update your LinkedIn profile and your master resume.
  • Career plan strategically: Check out our career & professional development blog posts and our leadership & career development presentations.
  • Check in: Make a list of upcoming projects and work, so you have a better idea of what’s on your plate for the next few months or year and know what continuing education and professional development opportunities you can do energy- and time-wise.

 

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Back to School: Career Development

LibrarySummer went by pretty quickly and now it’s back to school. Here are some ideas to get you started on your career development this Fall:

  • Reconnect with your colleagues after the summer months. LC: I just had lunch with a great colleague and mentor. Shout out to Gloria!
  • Now that the summer lull is over, look for conferences, workshops, networking events, etc. of interest and add them to your calendar. Maybe we’ll see each other in Kentucky.
  • *NYC area specific. Check out METRO’s upcoming events and workshops. Save the date for the next METRO User Experience (UX) Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on Wednesday, October 14th from 10am-12pm. Stay tuned for details.
  • Update your LinkedIn profile.
  • Update your master resume.
  • Check out our career & professional development blog posts and our leadership & career development presentations.
  • Make a list of upcoming projects and work. This way, you have a better idea of what’s on your plate for the next few months and know what continuing education and professional development opportunities you can do (logistically time-wise).

Looking for Ways to Freshen Up Your Skills?

Save the dates.

Professional and Career Development: Tips, Tricks and Tools for the Information Professional
Thursday, March 3 @ 5:30pm
SLA-NY @ METRO
We will share our experiences and some tips, tricks and tools for your career development no matter your level and experience in the profession.
More info

Power Hour for Your Professional Development
Wednesday, March 23 @ 5:30pm
NYPL Mulberry Library
Includes resume swaps, elevator speech and speed networking.
More info