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Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal by Oliver Cutshaw

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5

Re-envisioning your career: a new look at yourself and your skills

Abstract:

Chapter 5 advocates that librarian applicants analytically assess their resources and expectations before launching any career search. Three key considerations are analyzed: (1) the need to appraise career identity and career expectations; (2) the need to assess accurately prior training and experience, and then identify core skills and marketable talents; (3) the need to establish our long-term career goals. Applicants often will have to balance their job search between staying within their professional comfort zone or be willing to venture into new career paths. Preparing for an extensive job search and potential career change requires planning that matches the ...

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