Interview Skills Seminar

The Victorian ALIA Students and New Graduates Interview Skills Seminar is fast approaching and we’d love to see you there!

You’ll get the opportunity to brush up on your interview techniques, and learn heaps of tips and trips to make you super prepared for your next big interview.

We’ll have a panel of industry professionals ready to impart their wisdom and you’ll get the opportunity to ask them all those questions you’ve been saving for this very event!


Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM

RMIT University – Swanston Academic Building

445 Swanston Street, Building #80 Level 3 Room 015

Melbourne VIC


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Coming Soon! SEQ Interview Skills Workshop

The effort you’ve put into your resume and selection criteria has paid off. You’ve scored an interview. Now sweaty palms and the nervous twitches have set in.
Not to worry. The ALIA New Grads Group QLD is here to help! Be prepared, confident and ready to wow your interview panel after attending our Interview Skills Workshop.
We’ve assembled a panel of managers from diverse sectors in the library and information profession. Here, you will find out what interview panels really look for and how you can present your skills (transferable and library-related) to your best advantage. Come along, bring your questions and concerns and get expert advice.
Nibbles provided as well as a chance to meet some friendly and experienced managers.
When:  Monday 7th April 2014
Time:    5.30pm for 6pm start
Where: QUT Gardens Point Library, V Block, V714
Price:   $5 for ALIA members, $7 for non-members

Interview Skills Workshop, Melbourne – September 2013

Earlier this month students and jobseekers looking to begin or further their careers gathered in Melbourne to hear Hugh Rundle, Tanya Bramley and Genevieve Ward share their valuable first-hand knowledge of the interviewing process, and what makes for successful job candidates in the highly competitive information management sector. Continue reading

Resume and Key Selection Criteria Workshop, Melbourne – August 2013


Last Wednesday night, information management students and graduates from around Melbourne gathered at RMIT University’s Swanston Library to hear from leaders across libraries, archives and records agencies. The audience heard more about these dynamic environments and found out how to prepare resumes and selection criteria statements that will help them gain employment in their chosen sector.
Katherine Gallen from RMIT University Archives used industry case studies and her own career experiences to give students and jobseekers valuable tips on how to secure their first information management role.

Hugh Rundle from Boroondara Library Service outlined some of the career opportunities for students and jobseekers in the public library sector today. He also helped demystify position description statements, and gave advice on how to write responses to key selection criteria that get results.

Kim Tairi from Swinburne University of Technology Library gave valuable insights into current directions for academic libraries, and discussed the important role creativity has to play in their future. She also took a ‘plain English’ approach to what it takes to impress a selection panel when writing to key selection criteria.

Interview skills workshop, Melbourne, 18 Sep

So your job application caught the eye of a future employer and you’ve secured an interview. Great! What now? How do you convince the interview panel that you’re the best person for the job? What do you need to prepare, and why?

Find out the answers to these questions and more at the ALIA New Graduates Group interview skills event. The experienced presenters for the night are:

  • Genevieve Ward (The Good Life Careers)
  • Tanya Bramley (RMIT library)
  • Hugh Rundle (Boroondara library)
Not only will you gain insights from established professionals from a range of backgrounds: you’ll also gain a certificate of participation, points in the ALIA PD Scheme, and a chance to chat to other library folk.
  • When:  Wednesday 18th September 2013, 5:45pm for a 6pm start, finishing at approximately 7:30pm
  • Where:  Seminar Room 1, RMIT University Swanston Library, Building 8, Level 5, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne. (Map)
  • Cost: $3 for ALIA members and students. $5 for non-ALIA members.
  • RSVP: Please email by 13th September (places are limited).
    Please let us know if you are a student, and if you’re an ALIA member, include your membership number in your reply.

Hope to see you there!

Victorian ALIA New Graduates Group Committee (Pat, Jenny, Susannah, and Nyss)

Image: Flickr / alexfrance (CC_BY_SA)