ONSITE CAREER BOARDS
If you are seeking an evaluation position, consultant or employee, the Evaluation 2007 Career Boards are the place to look! Reformatted this year, the Career Boards will be out in the heart of the conference and available so that far more people may access and use the information at once.
What do they look like? There will be separate boards for jobs and for resumes. On each board, you will find a number of clear pockets and each pocket has space for one job or resume listing. Contributing is as easy as bringing 100 or more copies of your ONE PAGE job or resume posting and putting it in an appropriate pocket so that it may be seen clearly from the front. As an attendee, you may scan the jobs or resumes, take notes, and take copies of the ones that are of the most interest to you.
When will the Boards be 'open'? The Career Boards are in the public foyer of the hotel and will be displayed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the conference throughout the day. The Boards are not staffed and do not actually open or close, but rather are a public exhibit. Please note that while there is not a specific space set aside for interviews, there are a number of nooks and crannies in both hotels in which to meet for such discussions.
Where may I find the Boards? The Boards will be located at one end of the Exhibitors Foyer at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center.
Scroll down for details for employers and job seekers.
Employers - How to contribute: There are two ways for employers to participate.
What should be included in a position description: Be sure to include a description of the position, the applicant's desired background, where the position is located, how to apply, whether or not there will be someone available at the conference for interviews or questions, and - if there is someone to be there - who it is and how to contact him or her while in Baltimore (usually a cellphone number would be given). This last part is critical. If you want to have interviews at the conference, make sure that applicants know how to connect with you! Finally, remember that this will be going into a clear pocket and that applicants will be deciding whether to take a flyer or not based on what they see. Be sure it is written clearly and attractively.
Job Seekers - How to contribute: Bring at least 100 copies of your ONE PAGE abbreviated resume or vita (double sided is fine if you like). When you arrive, add your listing to an empty pocket. You need not notify AEA in advance. Throughout the conference, go back and check your pocket and refill it if it begins to empty. It is important that you add your at-conference contact information to your resume or vita (see below).
What should be included on your resume or vita: Be sure to include information about your skills, education, and experience, as well as full contact information. However, unique to the conference, be sure to add - in a prominent and easy to identify place - information about how to connect with you at the conference (usually this is via a cell phone number). We recommend strongly that you add a line noting that you welcome the opportunity to interview at the conference if that is true as well as to please call your cell phone to set up a time to connect. If you want to have interviews at the conference, make sure that employers know how to connect with you!
Questions: Contact Susan Mort in the AEA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-508-748-3326 or 1-888-232-2275 if you have any questions.