ALA Midwinter 2016

Taking Advantage of the Resources at #alamw16

I found myself circling the exhibits a few times while I was on the lookout for the ALA Joblist and Career Development Placement Center. Now, before you excitedly google my job, no I am not in the market, thank you very much. I love my library.

So why the placement center?

I wanted to take advantage of the amazing photography service. It’s been awhile since I have had an actual headshot taken, and let’s face it – sometimes that selfie just won’t cut it. So I found the placement center (it’s right near the post office on the exhibit floor), checked in at the desk, paid my $20 and headed over.

There were 2 professional photographers there and we took several shots. The photos will all be sent to me digitally as raw files so that I can filter them up to my heart’s delight!

This is a great opportunity, that I highly recommend. Good photos help your brand, allow consistency across social media platforms, and are super handy to send off when you need a bio for a speaking engagement. The photographers hours are today and tomorrow from 9am -5pm.

If you are not in the market for a headshot, the placement center also has resume review, on the fly mentoring, and career counseling.

Why not take advantage of these great services?

 

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