2008 Employment Center
The Employment Center
Employers register in advance by the October 24 deadline, and their job listing ("employer") forms are printed and distributed in mid December to applicants. Employers receive the book of brief, numbered applicant resumes in mid December. Participants decide on Sunday, January 6 which of the eight sessions (of five interviews each) they will participate in, and submit their availability/interview request forms by 4:00 pm Sunday. Employers can reserve time for other Joint Meetings events by marking "unavailable" for one or more of the eight sessions. Employers can request ten specific applicants per day, assuming they are available for all sessions that day. Usually those requests will be filled by the scheduling algorithm, provided the applicants are present, except in the case of the few most-requested applicants. The rest of their interviews will be with applicants who ask to see them. Employers should be specific about their requirements on the Employer form to avoid interviews with inappropriate candidates.
Schedules are distributed for all Monday and Tuesday interviews on Monday morning. The schedule allows 15-minute interviews, with 5 minutes between for note taking. One or more interviewers for the same position(s) may interview at the table separately, together, or in shifts. For follow-up interviews, the scheduled tables will also be available for use until 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday ,and on Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Participation in the scheduled program has become optional for applicants, so employers will notice some applicant resumes in the Winter List of Applicants with no applicant number. An employer can arrange to interview such an applicant outside of the scheduled interview sessions - for instance, between 4:40 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday or Tuesday, or on Wednesday morning - or during sessions which they left unscheduled. Employers who are interviewing for two distinct positions may wish to pay for two tables. See the instructions under "How to Register". Employers should bring school catalogs, corporate reports, or more lengthy job descriptions to the Employment Center Desk early on Sunday for perusal by applicants prior to interviews.
The Interview Center allows any employer to reserve a table in an area adjacent to the Employment Center. Employers will arrange their own schedule of interviews, either in advance, or on site, by using the Employment Message Center. Employers who have never used the Employment Center before might want to try conducting interviews at this convenient location. Since they will be setting their own schedules, employers have complete control over whom they see, for how long, and when they'll be interviewing. This allows employers to pursue other activities at the Joint Meetings.
The Center will be open ONLY during the following hours:
The Winter List of Applicants, containing information about the candidates present at the Employment Center, will be mailed to all registered employers in advance of the meeting.
Employers scheduling interviews in advance should tell applicants to find the table with the institution's name in the Interview Center (not the numbered-table area). Employers can schedule any time during the open hours listed above. Remember that the room will have to be vacated at closing time, so interviews cannot begin at those times. To schedule interviews after arriving in San Diego, leave messages for Employment Center applicants in the Employment Message Center. Paper forms will be provided to help speed the invitation process. Each employer will be provided with a box in the Message Center where applicants can leave items.
Employers should have, at most, two interviewers per table at any time due to space limitations. There will be no outlets or electricity available at the interviewing tables.
The Employer Combination Interview Table
The Combination Interview Table. This year, employers may opt to pay one table fee and experience both settings. The combination table will be located in the computer-scheduled area for one full day of interviews, and then in the Interview Center for the last day and a half.
About the Winter List of Applicants
This booklet contains hundreds of resumes of applicants registered by October 24 for the Employment Center. It will be mailed to all employers who register, and make payment arrangements, by October 24. Employers should be aware that there will be hundreds of brief resumes to look through and should be sure to obtain the Winter List of Applicants as early as possible. Call 800-321-4267, ext. 4113 if you need to request a copy.
It's important to register by the October 24 deadline, in order for your form to be included in the Winter List of Employers. However, registration will be accepted up to December 14 for the normal fees, or on site in San Diego at the on-site rates. Call 800-321-4267, ext. 4113 or send e-mail to email@example.com with any questions or deadline problems.
The Joint Meetings registration, the employer form, and all payments (or payment arrangements) must be received by October 24 in order to have your employer form printed in the Winter List of Employers. It is the responsibility of the employer to complete the registration; staff will not automatically invoice employers before the deadline.
Registering for more than one type of
Employers can reserve and pay for two tables at the first and second table rates, and indicate which types of tables will be used. Please specify this on the registration form as well as the Employer form.
Filling out the employer form
Please indicate on the employer form the position, or set of positions, for which interviews will be conducted. Indicate which type or types of tables will be used. Interviewers can sit at a table together or in shifts, and their names should be listed on the form as a reference point for the applicants. Viewing the list of MR Classification Codes may be helpful for completing the "specialties sought" entry on the form. All interviewers must also register for the Joint Meetings and pay the appropriate fees, however, Employment Center fees will be charged only for each table required.
In a few unusual cases, an institution will be conducting interviews at the computer-scheduled Employment Center tables for two or more distinct positions, and does not want to conduct these interviews at one table. In that case two or more employer forms should be submitted, and separate tables and employer numbers will be provided. Applicants will then be able to request interviews for the appropriate job, by employer number. First and second table fees should be paid.
Payment of fees
The fee for all employers to register in advance is $245 for the first table and $95 for each additional table. On-site registration fees (any registrations after December 14) are $325 for the first table and $125 for each additional table. Interviewers must also register for the Joint Meetings and pay the appropriate Joint Meetings fee.
The employer form and registration form must be received at the AMS office by October 24, 2007. Please call the Employment Center staff at 800-321-4267, ext. 4113, with any deadline problems. It is worthwhile to submit the form even if you have missed the deadline.
It is the policy of some institutions to pay directly for employer fees. If a payment of this type is made separately from the submission of the advance registration materials, it is important that the institution's fiscal department include the name of the department and interviewer with their payment so that proper credit can be made in the AMS office.
Registration on Site
Employers who do not register for the Joint Mathematics Meetings and the Employment Center by December 14 may register on site in San Diego at the Joint Meetings Registration Desk. They must bring their receipt to the Employment Center Desk between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, to receive their materials. A typed copy of the Employer Form (found in the back of the September or October issue of Notices) can be brought to the Center for posting on-site (or the form can be hand-written on site). Participants should keep in mind that on-site registration should be done as early on Sunday as possible to allow a longer time for their job listing to be viewed by other participants and also to allow time to examine materials before making their own interview requests. There will be NO on-site registration for the scheduled Employment Center after 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 6. Employers wishing to register on-site for the Interview Center may do so on Sunday or Monday.
Employers Not Planning
Employers who do not plan to participate in the Employment Center at all may display a job description. This description must be submitted on the Employer Form with the appropriate box checked indicating that no interviews will take place. A fee of $50 is charged for this service (paid through the Joint Meetings registration form, see above). If the form is received in the AMS office (with payment or purchase order) by the October 24 deadline, it will appear in the Winter List of Employers. Forms received in the AMS office after that deadline will be displayed at the meeting. There is no charge for displaying a one-page form during the meeting.
Don't forget: all participants in the scheduled section of the 2008 Employment Center must submit their Interview Request/Availability forms in person between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2008 or they will not be included when the interview scheduling program runs Sunday night. Should unexpected delays occur while travelling, please refer to the main page of the employment center website for contact information. It will be posted shortly.
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