Employment Center Candidate Services
Candidate FeesPreregistration: $25
Onsite Registration: $50
All registered candidates receive:
- Annual Meeting edition of Employment Listings containing a list of registered jobs and employer information
- Opportunity to submit a CV for employers to review online
- Access to the Employment Center Message Center to send and receive confidential communication with registered employers
In order to register for the Employment Center, you must also register for the 2012 Annual Meetings. Please click here to register for the Annual Meetings.
Preregistration closes on October 24, 2012. After that date, you may register onsite at the Employment Center during our hours of operation.
Only once you have registered as a candidate for the Employment Center will you be able to submit your CV for employer review.
Please note that it is not necessary to register as a candidate simply to meet with an employer. Any Annual Meetings registrant (you must have a name badge) may freely use the Interview Hall if an employer directly invites you for an interview.
Candidates are encouraged to begin reviewing Employment Listings and start applying for jobs in August. Employers registered with the Employment Center are required to post job descriptions in the online edition of Employment Listings. These ads will be marked with an Employment Center logo and will appear within the 60-day period before the Annual Meeting.
Note that job applications are often due well before the Annual Meetings so that employers can prearrange their Employment Center interviews.
To view Employment Listings, click here.
CV Submission System
The CV Submission and Review System is now open! You can login to the CV Submission and Review System at http://www.aarsbl.org. Once you register as a candidate for the Employment Center, you will receive instructions on how to upload your CV via e-mail within 72 hours of registering for the Employment Center.
You will be able to upload your CV at any time between August 15, 2012, to February 15, 2013, once you receive your submission instructions. Employers will be able to review CVs at any point in time during this period as well once they register. CVs will be organized by both a primary and secondary classification and will be accessible by both classifications and candidates’ names.
If you do not receive your instructions via e-mail or have questions about the system, contact Stephanie Gray at email@example.com. Please be sure to check your spam e-mail folder as the instructions are sent automatically by the system and can therefore be interpreted as spam or junk mail.
What services will I have access to if I register onsite and not before the meeting?
Candidates who register onsite will have access to the same services as preregistered candidates. However, employers will not be able to review your CV until you have registered for the Employment Center, received upload instructions, and submitted your CV into the CV Submission and Review System.
I have been asked to interview by a registered employer. I don’t want to upload my CV or use the Message Center. Do I have to register with the Employment Center?
No. All registered Annual Meetings participants may interview as invited without registering with the Employment Center.
Does participating in the Employment Center guarantee me a job?
No, it does not. The Employment Center facilitates communication between candidates and employers. It is not a placement service.
Does participating in the Employment Center guarantee that I will be asked for an interview?
No, it does not. The purpose of the Employment Center is to facilitate communication between candidates and employers. The scheduling of employers is entirely up to the employers. Your chances of getting an interview are increased, however, by submitting your CV as early as possible and sending your applications to registered employers as soon as you can after you see the job listed in the online Employment Listings.
I preregistered some time ago and my contact information has since changed. How do I update my e-mail address, phone number, or mailing address for the Employment Center?
When you registered for the Annual Meetings, you received a confirmatory e-mail. In that e-mail message was a link that you can use to update your contact information. Find the e-mail message, click the link, and sign-in with the AAR ID and password you created at the time of registration. The first page you enter into upon sign-in will allow you to edit your contact information, including e-mail address.
I’ve preregistered with the Employment Center. Do I need to check in with the Employment Center staff before I start using the Center?
No, just be sure you receive a copy of the Annual Meetings edition of Employment Listings. Preregistered candidates receive their copy via e-mail one week before the Annual Meetings. The publication will provide vital information about jobs, employers, and guidelines to using the Center effectively.
What is my Employment Center ID?
All candidates and jobs are assigned a unique identifier that allows for confidential communication between candidates and employers. This ID, sent via e-mail to al registrants just before the Annual Meetings, establishes your ability to communicate confidentially with employers. If you do not remember your ID, inquire with the Employment Center staff (be sure to have your Annual Meetings name badge or a picture ID with you).
How does a candidate know an employer is interviewing onsite?
Employers who register by October 24, 2012, will have an Employment Center logo next to their ad in the online Employment Listings. Additionally, the onsite edition of Employment Listings contains the preregistered job advertisements, indicating job classifications and type of interview (whether employers are conducting open, prearranged, or both).
Employers who register onsite will post job advertisements on the Employment Center bulletin board.
What are open interviews? What are prearranged interviews?
Open interviews are when employers setup interviews with candidates onsite. Interviews are arranged onsite when a request is sent through the Message Center, a response is given, and a time selected and confirmed completely through the Message Center by the candidate and employer.
Prearranged interviews are when an employer schedules an interview with a candidate who has already applied for the position prior to the start of the Employment Center (generally the candidate has sent in an application through the job advertisement posted on Employment Listings). These employers are not expected to respond to general inquiries.
Where does a candidate go for an interview?
Interviews take place in either the Employment Center Interview Hall or in Private Interview Rooms.
For an interview in the Interview Hall, candidates wait in the Candidate Lounge (located in the main Employment Center). Employers meet candidates there in the lounge and escort them to the Interview Hall.
Private Interview Rooms are located outside of the Employment Center. If an employer plans to interview you in a Private Interview Hall, he/she will have notified you before the meeting. You will need to arrive at the Employment Center at least twenty minutes before your scheduled interview so that you can inquire at the Private Interview Room Check-in Desk and be sent to the proper location.
Employment Center policies apply to interviews in the Private Interview Rooms as well as in the Interview Hall. If an applicant is uncomfortable meeting in a Private Interview Room, he or she should alert the employer immediately and request that the interview be scheduled in the Interview Hall.
How can I contact Employment Center staff?
If you wish to speak to the Employment Center staff prior to November 15, you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-404-727-3059. After November 15, you will need to visit the Employment Center during its hours of operation.