Going to SAA this year? Want to provide or receive career help?

The SAA Career Center is still looking for volunteers to provide advice and mock interview services, and we’re looking for greeters as well. There is also still time to make an appointment if you’re looking for advice or interview help.

Here is the call for volunteers advisors/interviewers

Here is the call for volunteer greeters

Click here if you would like to make an appointment with an advisor/interviewer

Nov. 9th 8pm EST: Job Hunting Twitter Chat, hosted by SNAP

Are you an LIS student or recent graduate on the job hunt or preparing for it in the near future? Are you a new or experienced archivist with insights to share from your experience as an applicant or on a search committee? Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable for our November 9th #snaprt Twitter chat about the experience of embarking on the professional job hunt for the first time.

For our chat on embarking of the professional job hunt on November 9 at 8 PM ET, we will pose questions such as:

  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve received regarding job applications?
  • What qualities do you look for in a job? Why are they important to you?
  • What have you found to be the most valuable resources in the job hunt (people, websites, or anything else)?
  • What is the experience of working on applications like? What types of things do you struggle with?
  • What aspects of your resume do you think have helped you the most?

We welcome archivists of all experience levels to join or keep up with the chat using the #snaprt hashtag. If you have a question, discussion topic, or resource related to the theme this month, please send it to @SNAP_Section on Twitter, or submit it through the anonymous web form on the #snaprt chat page

Here some resources related to this week’s chat you may want to check out:

There’s still time to make appointments at the SAA Career Center in Portland!

Hi Everyone!

I’m happy to be coordinating the SAA Career Center counselor booth again this year. We have tons of wonderful archival professionals at all types of institutions who do lots of different kinds of things, and they are all excited to meet you! Whether you’re a student, a new professional, or even a mid-career person looking to make a change, our volunteers would love to meet you and talk about how you can meet your career goals. We also have a separate and likewise fabulous program that offers the opportunity to do mock job interviews with volunteers! Interested in learning more and scheduling time to meet? Read on!

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Going to SAA this summer? Want some career advice? Make an appointment at the Career Center!

Hi Everyone!

I’m happy to be coordinating the SAA Career Center counselor booth again this year. We have tons of wonderful archival professionals at all types of institutions who do lots of different kinds of things, and they are all excited to meet you! Whether you’re a student, a new professional, or even a mid-career person looking to make a change, our volunteers would love to meet you and talk about how you can meet your career goals. We also have a separate and likewise fabulous program that offers the opportunity to do mock job interviews with volunteers! Interested in learning more and scheduling time to meet? Read on!

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Missed the SAA Career Center Appointment Deadline? Fear Not!

Hi Everyone,

If you’re attending the SAA Annual Meeting this August and thought you missed your opportunity to talk to someone at the SAA Career Center, you still have time! The career center is 100% volunteer staffed with professional archivists who work in all kinds of institutions and who are excited to talk to you! Whether you’re just entering the workforce or you’ve been working a while and want to talk to someone who works in an area you’re interested in moving into, this is a wonderful opportunity to pick someone’s brain. You can have someone who has hiring experience take a look at your cover letter and CV/resume and give helpful feedback.

The Career Center does accept and encourage drop-ins, but the very best way to ensure you get to meet with the advisor of your choice is to take a peek at the schedule and book your appointment by Friday, July 22nd. There are two tabs on the Google sheet document: The schedule, and the list of advisors and their position and institution of employment. Any name on the schedule sheet that is already bolded and underlined already an appointment booked at that time.

Once you have chosen your preferred appointment, please email me at mclowe@wisc.edu, and I’ll book your appointment and put you in touch with your advisor.

The SAA Career Center is located in the Networking Cafe (Hilton Hotel Salon A).

Going to SAA? Want to use the Career Center? Appointments open until July 11th!

If you are looking for a job, have a vacancy to fill, want practice interviewing, or would like to polish your resume and application materials with a peer advisor please visit the Career Center at the 2016 annual meeting.

Located in the Network Cafe the career center is open:

  • Wednesday, August 3: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 4: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, August 5: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 2016 career center will offer:

  • Handouts on resume building and cover letters
  • Resume review by appointment
  • General career consulting by experienced SAA members
  • Posted job announcements
  • A place to post your resume
  • Mock interviews
  • Digital preservation drop-in center for info on furthering a career in digital preservation

Offered again this year, SAA members can schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with a career advisor. Please email Meredith Lowe at: mclowe@wisc.edu. Appointments are limited – the deadline to request an appointment is July 11th.

Here is a link to a Google Sheet of the current schedule of advisors. Take a look and plan to visit (or make an appointment with) advisors who seem most likely to be a good match for your needs. (Advisors listed on Sheet 1, Short bios on Sheet 2). If the name has been bolded and underlined, that appointment has already been booked.

Offered new this year, SAA members can sign up for mock interviews. Please email Melissa Gonzales at: melissa_gonzales@icloud.com. Interview appointments are limited – the deadline to request an interview is July 11th. Mock interviewers will be assigned to simulate an interview setting.

Employers who would like to have their positions posted or would like to meet with potential employees in the career center should contact the servicecenter@archivists.org for information.

http://www2.archivists.org/groups/career-development-subcommittee/annual-meeting-career-center-2016#.V1Xyf632apo