Are you a librarian struggling with the job search?

The job market has never been more competitive for librarians and info pros like us — but now that you’ve found me, you don’t have to do it alone.

Long hours. Low pay. Lack of advancement. Book challenge and hostile political climate. Safety concerns. No work/life balance. The list goes on and on, but there are plenty of reasons you want to leave your job and find something that works better for you. I’ve been there, and I’ve come out on the the other side. Now, I want to help you find a job that works for you.

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Transform your resume
into a marketing tool

Land more interviews
(either in or out of Library Land)

Stand out
in the saturated market–so you’re not just another LIS worker.

Land a job
you actually want–quicker than you could on your own.

Most people spend about 1/3 of their life at work.

Do you really want to waste time in your library/LIS job that is unfulfilling, frustrating, or toxic?

Many library folks will just settle and give up before they start. They figure:

  • “Who would even want to hire me?”
  • “The LIS market is just too saturated.”
  • “Leaving would be too much of a risk.”
  • “Sure, it’s bad here. But it’s probably just as bad anywhere else.”
  • “I can’t leave my colleagues or patrons behind, so I’ll just stay.”
  • “I can’t imagine what I would do besides work in libraries.”
  • “Maybe it will be better once my bad boss retires in a couple of years…”

These thoughts keep you stuck. I’m here to get you un-stuck.

Here’s the solution
to finding a job your love.

Step 1

Recognize that a strategic job search gets quicker — and better — results.

Step 2

Contact me to learn about your options and map out a strategy.

Step 3

Put that strategy into action so you can take back control of your job search.

Step 4

Land a job that aligns with your skills, values, and priorities!

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Invest now to earn more in your dream job!

Every project is different, but in the interest of transparency/ballpark figures, below are the price ranges for each of the packages I offer. Your own fee may vary based on a variety of factors (years of experience, complexity of your career goal/career switch, etc.).

I will provide your customized quote for your situation after our free intro call.

Soar Above

  • Strategy & Work History Call (90 minutes)
  • Resume: Branded and targeted
  • Cover Letter: Targeted but customizable
  • Thank You Note: (semi-templated and customizable as e-note)
  • References Page
  • LinkedIn Profile Content: Optimized to get you found by recruiters
  • LinkedIn Banner Design: Make a stunning first impression!
  • Executive or Speaker Bio
  • 1 hour Coaching on topic of your choice

Take the Leap

  • Strategy & Work History Call (90 minutes)
  • Resume: Branded and targeted
  • Cover Letter: Targeted but customizable
  • Thank You Note: (semi-templated and customizable as e-note)
  • References Page
  • LinkedIn Profile Content: Optimized to get you found by recruiters

Jump-Start

  • Strategy & Work History Call (90 minutes)
  • Resume: Branded and targeted
  • Cover Letter: Targeted but customizable
  • Thank You Note: (semi-templated and customizable as e-note)

Don’t see a package that fits your needs?

Contact Alison to inquire about creating your own custom package. Any four services can be combined into a package with significant savings.

Coaching & Consulting

These are targeted sessions that focus on a specific goal or topic in the job search or your career. These include: DIY resume editing; LinkedIn networking tutorials; interview prep; and more! Sessions start at $250/hour. Contact me for more information.

Courses & Downloadables

If you need help right now, Royal Career Academy is your one-stop shop for courses about all aspects of the job search: resume writing, cover letter writing, job search organization, and more. New courses get added frequently! Additionally, I offer instant PDF downloadables on various topics at my Sendowl storefront. The courses and downloadables are my most budget-friendly and timeline-friendly options. If you need help immediately but are not able to work with me one-on-one, this is the best way to gain all the same knowledge and wisdom I deliver to my 1:1 clients — on your own schedule!

Alison did a great job helping me define my personal brand while undergoing a career pivot. She helped elevate my resume and cover letter by illustrating how my transferable skills add value and solve pain points in my new target role/industry. She has a collaborative approach and was very responsive to any questions I had along the way. After being out of the job market for quite some time, Alison made the process much smoother! I can now focus my energy on job searching and networking. I would highly recommend her services to anyone going through a career transition.
-Sarah D. (Librarian → Prospect Researcher)

Are you making these common-but-costly mistakes on your resume?

Fix them now to win more interviews!

Your resume is often the first (and sometimes, only!) impression that the employer gets of you. These are the 10 mistakes I see job seekers make on their resumes that are costing them interviews and causing their job search to be slow and ineffective. Don’t sabotage your own search!