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How ambitious are you? Do you have a career plan? Are your skills up to date? Where do you want to be in three, five or ten years' time? Offering useful advice for any information professional eager to prosper in the library and information environment of the 21st century, it offers guidance on managing every stage of your career, whether you are a new entrant to the profession wishing to know how to get a foot on the ladder, an information professional in mid-career wishing to progress, or a candidate for a more senior position needing a view of the current state of the profession. Since publication of the first edition there have been a number of changes in employment law, and in the range of skills - online, linguistic, negotiating and consultancy, for example - required for an information professional to be able to deliver the information services of the future. Making full use of case studies, summaries, further readings and referrals to websites and other sources of practical help, this guide offers advice on: challenges and changes in employment for LIS professionals; acquiring new types of skills; your master career plan; starting your career in information work; applying for a job; your successful interview; going for promotion and looking sidewards.