Employer FAQ

Is everyone on the interview team required to register for the Annual Meetings in order to use the Employment Center?

Yes, only those people who are registered for the Annual Meetings may utilize the Employment Center. You may register as either an AAR member, SBL member, joint member, or at the nonmember registration rate. All team members must be registered for the Annual Meetings.

We want to interview an Annual Meetings registrant. Does this candidate have to register with the Employment Center?

No. All registered Annual Meetings participants may interview as invited without registering for the Employment Center. However, an Annual Meetings name badge is required for admittance to all Annual Meetings activities and areas, including the Employment Center.

Does participating in the Employment Center guarantee that we’ll find someone to fill the position?

No, it does not. The Employment Center facilitates communication between candidates and employers. It is not a placement service.

How can my team inspect candidate credentials?

All registered candidates have the opportunity to file a CV. Registered employers will be able to view the CVs online until February 14, 2020. If you wish to invite a search committee member to have access to the CV Submission System (i.e., have them sent a username and password), please send a request to careers@aarsbl.org. We can accommodate up to five individuals per registered institution.

Candidates are not required to submit a CV, but they are highly encouraged to do so.

What is my Employment Center email address?

Employers will be able to communicate onsite at the Employment Center with candidates via the Message Center.  Employers will receive a unique email address prior to the Annual Meeting.

What is the difference between an interview booth and a Private Interview Room?

All registered employers receive unlimited booth space (subject to availability) as part of the registration package. The booths are curtained units located in the Interview Hall, each containing one table and four to six chairs. The majority of registered employers use this space for their interviews.

Private Interview Rooms are hotel parlors, available to Employment Center registrants for an additional fee. This space is limited and is assigned in order of request.

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.

How do we use the Message Center?

Retrieving Messages: Messages for employers are accessed by email. Employers are highly encouraged to check their mailbox regularly. Please respond to applicant messages. All materials in the employer’s mailbox are confidential, and only authorized persons may retrieve or review their contents.

Leaving Messages: Messages may be left for candidates through the Message Center. Candidates will be responsible for checking their personal email regularly.

Where does an employer meet an interview at the time of an interview?

Candidates with interviews in the Interview Hall wait in the Candidate Lounge (located within the Employment Center). Employers meet candidates at the lounge to greet and escort them to their assigned booth space.

When an interview has been scheduled in a Private Interview Room, candidates will need to check with the Private Interview Room Check-in Desk, located within the Employment Center, to find out where they should go. Please instruct candidates that they need to inquire with the Private Interview Room Check-in Desk at least twenty minutes ahead of their scheduled interview as the distance between the Employment Center and the Private Interview Rooms can sometimes be a bit of a walk.

How can I contact Employment Center staff?

If you wish to speak to the Employment Center staff prior to November 21, you may e-mail careers@aarsbl.org or call 404-727-2286. After November 20, you will need to visit the Employment Center during its hours of operation.