Meetings

Career Center at the Annual Meeting

2014 Washington DC Annual Meeting

 

Are you looking to hire an Anthropologist? Are you an Anthropologist seeking employment? Planning to attend the AAA Annual Meeting?
  

The Career Center at the Annual Meeting is designed to bring together employers and job seekers for scheduled in-person interviews.

Deadline to Reserve Space: November 15 (Open to non-DSP members on September 16)

How it works 

  • Employers must first post a job on the online career center.
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  • After posting a job online, the employer should view space availability on the interview schedule and then reserve space
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  • Job Seekers must first apply for the posted job and follow the employer's application instructions. Be sure to let  the employer know that you will be attending the annual meeting
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  • Employers will then follow-up and set in-person interviews with those job seekers who best fit the qualifications

How much does it cost to reserve space?

  • Department Services Program (DSP) members have priority in reserving space at no-cost as a member benefit.
  • Non-DSP members may reserve space after the DSP reservation deadline at a cost of $150/table.

Interview Dates & Times 

  • Thursday,  December 4 | 9:00 – 5:00 pm 
  • Friday, December 5 | 8:00 – 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday, December 6 | 9:00 – 4:00 pm

How to schedule an interview 

    Job Seekers 

  •     Employers at the Conference | View the Interview Schedule 
  •     Schedule an interview during the annual conference  - See Job Seeker's FAQs below
  •     Enhance your visibility to employers | Post your resume on the AAA Career Center

    Employers   


Job Seeker | FAQs

Q. How do I set up an interview with an employer?
A.  If you are interested in a position, follow the instructions in the  ad.  When corresponding with the employer, let the employer know that  you will be available for interview at the annual meeting.  Employers  are encouraged to contact candidates in advance of the meeting to set up  interviews so that both parties can arrange their interview schedules  along with meeting itineraries.

Q. Will I be able to arrange interviews at the meeting?
A.    Yes.  Most employers are interested in speaking with as many candidates  as can be reasonably scheduled.  However, many will also be "booked" by  the time they come to the meeting.

Q.  Should I bring my CV?
A.    Yes.  In fact, you may wish to bring several "application packages,"  since there may be postings which you have not seen online.  Include  your CV, a generic cover letter, and a list of 3-5 references.  AAA  staff will collect CVs for some of the interviewing employers.    Employers will periodically review the CVs and may wish to arrange an  interview with you at the meeting.  If you wish to photocopy at the  meeting, you will have to use the hotel's business center (or a nearby  copy store).    

Q.  How do I arrange an interview at the meeting?
A.    AAA will provide a message center in the interview area.  This consists  of hand written notes which are filed alphabetically (by employer).    Make sure you let the employer know how best to contact you – e.g. Leave  a note at the placement table, room phone, or cell phone (to be turned  off during sessions, of course!).  In your message, mention the position  you are interested in and let the employer know if you have left a CV  in their folder at the placement management table. 

Q.  How will I know if an employer is interested in speaking with me?
A.    There will be a message box for job seekers, arranged alphabetically by  last name.  Employers will leave you a message if they wish to set up a  meeting with you. You will want to check it several times a day.

Q.  Do all interviews take place in the placement area?
A.    No.  Some employers will have a suite or other space of their choosing  to conduct interviews.  When you finalize your interview arrangements  with an employer, make sure that the actual place for the interview has  been agreed upon.  AAA will try to show the location of placement center  interviews occurring in the space provided, but employers using their  own suites do not necessarily inform us of their location.

Questions?
  Email: careers@aaanet.org


Employer | FAQs

Q. I have a position that I want to interview for at the annual meeting. How do I find job seekers?
A.  Employers must first post their position on the online career center.  Then contact job seekers of interest to see if they plan to attend the  annual conference.

Q. I posted my ad on the online career center. When will it be posted
A. Your ad will be posted within 24 hours. Candidates who requested a job alert will receive an email once the job is posted.

Q. How do I set up an interview with a job seeker?
A.  Employers are encouraged to contact candidates in advance of the  meeting to set up interviews so that both parties can arrange their  interview schedules along with meeting itineraries.

Q. Will I be able to arrange interviews at the meeting?
A.  Yes.  Employers are encouraged to speak with as many candidates as can be reasonably scheduled. 

Q. When should I solicit letters of recommendation?
A.  Solicitation of letters of recommendations should occur only after an  initial screening of candidates to minimize any inconvenience.

Q.  Can I review CVs onsite?
A.    Yes.  In fact, we recommend that job seekers bring extra copies of the  CV. AAA staff will collect them at the placement table for you to  peruse.

Q.  How do I arrange an interview at the meeting?
A.    AAA will provide a message center in the interview area.  This consists  of hand written notes which are filed alphabetically (by employer). 

Q.  Do all interviews take place in the placement area?
A.    No.  Some employers have a suite or other space of their choosing to  conduct interviews.  We encourage you to inform AAA staff if this is the  case.

Questions?
  Email: careers@aaanet.org


We are striving to improve the service we provide both online and at the meeting.  Your input is valuable, so please feel free to pass along suggestions.  You can reach the placement office at members@aaanet.org.


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