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

 

Deadline Extended to July 31 – Book an appointment at the SAA Career Center!

Appointment booking for the Career Center at the SAA Annual Meeting is now open!

Offered again this year, SAA members can schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with a career advisor. To request an appointment, please email Meredith Lowe at: mclowe@wisc.edu. Appointments are limited – the deadline to request an appointment has been extended to July 31st.

You may sign up for one half-hour appointment with an advisor. The appointment requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: Please give me your preferred advisors and time slots in your appointment request email. If you do not have a preferred advisor, please give me a few of your preferred appointment times.

Link to the schedule of advisors. (opens a PDF)

More information about how the career center works (great info for employers and job-seekers!) is available here.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor at the SAA Career Center!

Appointment booking for the Career Center at the SAA Annual Meeting is now open!

Offered again this year, SAA members can schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with a career advisor. To request an appointment, please email Meredith Lowe at:  mclowe@wisc.edu. Appointments are limited – the deadline to request an appointment is July 24th.

You may sign up for one half-hour appointment with an advisor. The appointment requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: Please give me your preferred advisors and time slots in your appointment request email. If you do not have a preferred advisor, please give me a few of your preferred appointment times.

Link to the schedule of advisors.  (opens a PDF)

More information about how the career center works (great info for employers and job-seekers!) is available here.

SAA Career Center Volunteers Needed – Second Call! Sign up by July 6th!

Dear Colleagues,

The 2015 Annual meeting in Cleveland is quickly approaching. We are once again calling for volunteers to provide career counseling—to give advice on resumes and to answer questions about specializations and your experiences as an archivist. We are grateful to those of you who have given your time in the past to help make the SAA career center a success.

The following times still need volunteers:

Wednesday, August 19: 12:00-1:30 pm; 3:00-5:00 pm

Thursday, August 20: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Friday, August 21: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (Especially needed: 11:00-1:00!)

Saturday, August 22: 7:30 am – 9:30am

Continue reading “SAA Career Center Volunteers Needed – Second Call! Sign up by July 6th!”

Call for Volunteers – SAA Career Center Advisors Needed!

Dear Colleagues,

The 2015 Annual meeting in Cleveland is quickly approaching. We are once again calling for volunteers to provide career counseling—to give advice on resumes and to answer questions about specializations and your experiences as an archivist. We are grateful to those of you who have given your time in the past to help make the SAA career center a success.

Continue reading “Call for Volunteers – SAA Career Center Advisors Needed!”

Take the 2015 Archivists Employment Survey from SAA!

From SAA’s Website: SAA is gathering employment data relating to archivists and the archives profession. Your participation will help us better understand the current employment landscape and inform our advocacy efforts. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and spread the word so that the survey reaches as many archives professionals as possible. Thank you!

I just took it, and it takes less than 5 minutes!  Here’s the survey.

Webinar on 11/18/14: We Want You! Applying for a Position in a Federal Library or Archive

Note: Alas, this is full!  But you will be able to watch the recording on ARL’s YouTube channel!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for a federal library or archive? Do you find the application process intimidating and confusing? Did you know that there are federal library and archives employment opportunities outside of Washington, DC?

This webcast—to be hosted by the ARL Diversity and Leadership programs on Tuesday, November 18—will explore employment opportunities in federal agencies and discuss the advantages of and challenges faced by new professionals. Presenters will provide tips about how to track open positions in federal agencies, and how to craft an effective application profile, cover letter, and résumé. Possible interview scenarios will be covered, along with advice on how to prepare for them.

Link out for more information and to register!