Registration for the following event ends on 11/13.  Apologies for cross-posting!
You’ll find this event helpful regardless of whether you are seeking a job or looking to advance in your career.
Beyond the Job Advertisement: What traits do employers really want in a job candidate?
To get a job, you must go beyond just meeting the job qualifications.  You must also exhibit the soft skills (less tangible skills such as conflict resolution) employers want to see in their employees.  Employers want the best of both worlds: an employee who is not only proficient in the job functions, but also has the qualities (such as reliability or initiative) to be outstanding.
Come hear our panel of experts discuss the traits they seek in job candidates.  They will discuss the qualities that in their work environments, can turn a potentially good employee into an exceptional one.  They will also address how a job candidate can demonstrate those skills during the hiring process.
Whether you are trying to get a job, keep a job, get promoted, or have a more successful career, you will benefit from hearing about the skills you need to thrive in your career.
Blane K. Dessy, Director of National Enterprises, Library of Congress (Moderator)
Dr. Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Coordinator, National Library of Medicine
Karin Johnsrud, Assistant Librarian for Research Services, Supreme Court of the United States
Abigail Ellsworth Ross, President of RoFinCo, LLC
Jennifer McMahan, Deputy Director, Library Staff, United States Department of Justice
Amanda J. Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library
WHEN: Monday, November 16, 2015; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jenner & Block, 1099 New York Avenue NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC.
Metro Station: Metro Center (Blue, Red, Silver & Orange Lines).  Public Parking: 1099 New York Avenue NW.  Parking Garage is located on 11th Street – Cost is $6.00 with 5 pm entry (Garage closes at 11 pm)
PRICE: Student and Unemployed: $5; DC/SLA Members: $10; Non-members: $20
REGISTRATION: Advance registration required by Friday, November 13.  Registration link can be found at
QUESTIONS: Please contact Mariana Long, [log in to unmask] (202-616-0991), or Lila Faulkner, [log in to unmask] (202-305-4540).
Our moderator and panelists are dynamic speakers, and it will be a fun and engaging evening.  We hope you will be able to join us!
Mariana M. Long
Law Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice
Lila Faulkner
Law Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice; Chair, DC/SLA Career Development Committee