jveazue:

The amazing folks over at hiringlibrarians.com have put together this amazing study based on employer surveys across the country. The survey consisted of somewhat-basic–yet critical questions that all job-seekers can use to ensure that they put their best foot forward. THANK YOU GUYS!

Originally posted on Hiring Librarians:

Thanks for your patience!  Here are the fun-with-Excel stats and graphs from our first 52 responses from Academic libraries.

If you would like to help build a more detailed picture of what hiring managers are really looking for, please go to www.hiringlibrarians.wordpress.com/participate

Applications

As many as it takes, but shorter is better 12 23.08%
Only one! 16 30.77%
Other 7 13.46%
Two is ok, but no more 17 32.69%


As many as it takes, but keep it short and sweet 29 55.8%
As many as it takes, I want to look at every accomplishment 8 15.4%
No answer 2 3.8%
Only one! 1 1.9%
Other 6 11.5%
Two is ok, but no more 6 11.5%


.pdf 12 23.1%
no answer 1 1.9%
No preference, as long as I can open it 34 65.4%
Other 5 9.6%


I don’t care 18 34.6%
No 26 50.0%
no answer 1 1.9%
Other 2

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