Annual Meeting

Using the 1988 Job Register

AHA Staff, November 1988

In accordance with AHA policy supporting open listing of employment opportunities, the 1988 Annual Meeting Job Register facility in Cincinnati will be made as open as possible.

The Job Register will be available for use by any person registered for the annual meeting.

The Job Register will be located in the Cincinnati Convention Center, Second Floor, Rooms 212 and 213 North.

HOURS: It will be open during the following hours only:

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.—Tuesday, December 27

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.—Wednesday, December 28

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.—Thursday, December 29

9 a.m. to 12 noon—Friday, December 30

The Job Register facility strictly adheres to opening and closing times. No exceptions are made.

INTERVIEWING INSTITUTIONS: In October the AHA mailed to the chairs of departments of history the forms necessary for reserving tables and scheduling interview times. Potential interviewing institutions should review the information sent in the mailing. Please type and complete the forms and return them to the AHA before November 21. If your institution has not received these forms or they have been misplaced and you wish to make use of the Job Register, please contact Perspectives, 400 A St., SE, Washington, D.C. 20003; 202/544-2424 immediately!

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS: Notices of openings will be announced according to fields of specialization and according to whether the position is open or not open for interviews during the Job Register. Some departments announcing positions will not interview but will provide instructions for further inquiries from interested candidates. Positions being scheduled for interviewing at the Job Register have generally appeared as EIB advertisements in a fall issue of Perspectives.

INTERVIEWING OUTSIDE THE JOB REGISTER: Some employers wish to interview outside the Job Register facility. The Association encourages all interviewing institutions to use the Job Register facility for all interviews. In those cases when the Job Register facility is not used, it is the responsibility of the candidate and the interviewer to make their own arrangements for the interview. The Job Register staff is not responsible for interviews taking place outside the designated Job Register facility.

If an interviewer or interviewee cannot make an interview that was arranged independently of the Job Register, he/she should leave a message at the Message Center in the AHA registration area. Should an emergency telephone call be necessary, the Cincinnati Convention Center's telephone number is 513/621-2142; please ask to be connected with the AHA Job Register Staff.

OPEN INTERVIEWING AT THE JOB REGISTER: Many departments will conduct interviews at tables reserved for their use in a special Job Register interviewing section of the facility. Interviews are open on a first-come/first-served basis. Potential candidates should carefully review all position announcements pertinent to their capabilities. At this point, candidates should make a note of the name of the position, the name of the institution, and the table number (A-12, B-7, C-1, etc.—the letter corresponds to the interview area and the number is the table). There will be four or more appointment sign-up tables—A,B,C, and D—and candidates are allowed to sign up for only three interviews at a time at each sign-up table. Therefore, open interviewing at the Job Register is on a limited scale and does not include all positions; not everyone will be able to obtain an interview. Even though it is possible to arrange appointments once you arrive at the Job Register (as already discussed), it is difficult. Candidates who plan to attend the meeting without prearranged interviews should come prepared with a sufficient supply of c.v.s, notepaper, and writing implements. In the past, many candidates have brought along daily appointment booklets and found them to be especially helpful in helping them organize and juggle sessions and interviews.

CLOSED INTERVIEWING AT THE JOB REGISTER: Some interviewing institutions will hold closed interviews for previously contacted candidates. After advertising their positions, many institutions will identify those candidates in whom they are interested and will plan pre-arranged interviews with them at the annual meeting.