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
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
No. All registered Annual Meetings registrants may interview as
invited without registering with the Employment Center. Annual Meetings
registration is available here.
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 (available here and here).
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
confirmatorion 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 SBL 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 (available here and here).
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 (available here and here). 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 (available here and here). 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