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APS March Meeting 2019

Job Expo

Tuesday - Thursday, March 5 - 7, 2019
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Room: Main Exhibit Area

The Job Expo is a recruiting event organized by the American Physical Society (APS) and held during the APS March Meeting to put employers in touch with jobseekers many of whom have recently graduated or are nearing completion of their degrees. Employers may post jobs and arrange interviews with candidates on-site. Participation is free for jobseekers.

Important Dates

  • January 28: Employer & Job Seeker Registration Opens
  • February 4: Job Posting Opens & Resume Search Available
  • March 5 - 6, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Job Expo
  • March 7, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Job Expo
  • March 15, 5:00 p.m.: Access to Jobs & Resumes Closes

Registration

Job Seeker Registration

Employer Registration


Questions?
Lesley-Ann Rennie, APS Job Expo Coordinator

Job Expo

Information for Job Seekers


Register for the Event

Job Seekers must register for the event through the APS Online Job Center. Once you have signed into or created your account, you can register for the event by following the directions below.

  • Log into your APS Job Seeker Account
  • Mouse over Your Account in the upper right hand corner and click Overview. 
  • On the Overview Page, click the link to Register for the March Job Expo 2019.
  • You will now appear as registered for the event in the system. If you apply for a Job Expo position, Employers may contact you to arrange an in-person interview.

Search for Open Positions

  • Log into your APS Job Seeker Account and click Search Jobs tab.
  • Check the box marked "Only show APS March Job Expo 2019 Jobs," and click Search.
  • Please note that attending employers will not know that you are attending the event unless you register.

Request an Interview

  • Log into your APS Job Seeker Account
  • Search Job Expo positions as directed above.
  • Click on the desired position and click Apply. Include your Cover Letter and Resume. Note: you should indicate in your Cover Letter that you will be attending the event and are interested in an in-person interview. The Employer may follow up directly with instructions on when to meet for an interview.

OR

  • Come to the on-site event in the Exhibit Hall and check with the Job Expo Coordinator. She will inform you whether or not the company is staffing a Recuitment Booth.
  • If the company has a Recruitment Booth you may visit the employer directly.
  • If the employer does not have a Recruitment Booth, you may give a copy of your Cover Letter and Resume to the Job Fair Coordinator. She will inform the employer of your request for an interview.
  • The Employer may follow up directly with instructions on when to meet for an interview.

There will be a private space adjacent to the Job Expo area for on-site interviews. Employers will either arrange to meet you at their Recruitment Booth, or in the private Interview Space.

List of Participating Employers

Employers are added to the list as they register for the event. Because most employers tend to register close to the meeting, Job Seekers should expect the number of participating employers and postings associated with the event to increase sharply during this time, and check the website frequently for the most up-to-date information.

This information will be made available after the registration for the event opens on January 28, 2019.

  • Log into your APS Job Seeker Account, and click Search Jobs tab.
  • Check the box marked "Only show APS March Job Expo 2019 Jobs," and click Search.
  • This will give you a listing of all participating Employers and Job Expo positions.
Tips to Maximize Your Job Expo Experience

Update Your Resume

  • Proofread your resume for typos.
  • Ask someone else to proofread your resume.
  • Bring at least 20 copies to pass out.
  • Use a portfolio or briefcase to organize resumes and documents.

Do Your Research

  • Know the companies that interest you.
    The more you know about a company, the more you can converse with the company representative and the more memorable you will be.
  • Check your Job Fair Employers Attending page for previously participating companies.
  • A month before your Job Fair, check the Employers Attending page again to see currently registered companies.

Prepare a 30-Second Commercial

  • Be ready to greet each employer with a smile and an enthusiastic 30-second sales pitch.
  • Think about your strong points, your goals, and the company.

Dress Professionally

  • First impressions are very important.
  • Unprofessional dress is the leading reason candidates are rejected.
  • Wear dark, tailored clothing.
  • Style your hair conservatively.

Arriving at the Job Fair

  • Come early while employers are fresh.
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Do not carry any food or drinks.
  • Put all papers in your portfolio or briefcase.

Be Assertive and Show Initiative

  • Visit the booths of employers you are most interested in first.
  • Shake hands and introduce yourself to recruiters when you reach the table.
  • Impart enthusiasm about the company and their job opportunities.

Network

  • Speak with companies you would not normally be interested in.
  • Talk to other job seekers—you may hear about opportunities of which you are unaware.

After Meeting Interviewers

  • Collect business cards from the employers you meet.
  • When you leave an interview, make quick notes while your memory is fresh.
  • Follow-up the next day and send personalized thank you notes.
Frequently Asked Questions for Job Seekers

Must I be an APS member or be registered for the Meeting in order to participate in the Job Fair?

  • No, you just need to register for the job fair through the online job board to participate. Registration is free.

If I do not have an APS Job Center account, how do I create a job seeker account and register for a job fair?

  • Go to APS Job Center.
  • Click Create New Account (mid-page).
  • Fill out the required information on the following pages and click Save and Continue.
  • Mouse over Your Account and click Overview.
  • Scroll down to the appropriate job fair and click on the link to register.

If I do have an existing account, how do I log in and register for a job fair?

  • Log in to your account at APS Job Center.
  • Mouse over Your Account and click Overview.
  • Scroll down to the appropriate job fair and click on the link to register.

How do I see a listing of all Job Fair postings?

  • Log in to your account at APS Job Center.
  • Click the Jobs tab.
  • Click the box marked "Only show [Event] Jobs" under the search field.  You may also include additional filters as desired.
  • Click Search. This will give you a listing of all the Job Expo jobs.

OR 

  • Visit the Job Fair area in person and view the posted jobs.

How do I request an interview/apply?

  • Log in to your account at APS Job Center.
  • Follow directions for searching for Job Fair listings described above.
  • Click on the position of interest. Enter your message to the employer on the right side of the screen, and attach your resume or CV. IMPORTANT: mention that you are attending the on-site event in your message.
  • Click Apply Now.
  • The employer will contact you directly to arrange a time to meet in the interview space, which will be located near the Job Fair area.

OR

  • Visit the Job Fair area in person and give your resume to the Job Fair coordinator. She will contact the employer and inform them that an application was made.

How do I see all the jobs I have applied for?

  • Log in to your account at APS Job Center.
  • Mouse over Your Account and click Overview.
  • Click Your Applications.

Where will job fair interviews be conducted?

  • Interviews are usually conducted in a private interview space adjacent to the main job fair area. If this is not the case, you will be notified of the new location.

Can employers contact me after the job fair?

  • Yes. Employers may contact you before, during, and after the job fair for as long as they have your resume on file.  Employers may only  search job fair resumes for one week after the job fair.

Didn't See Your Question?
Email the APS Job Fair Coordinator.

Information for Employers


Employer Services and Packages

FREE Exhibitor Package
If you are registered as an official Exhibitor at the March Meeting 2019, you are eligible to receive the job fair package for FREE. Please contact Lesley-Ann Rennie for details. If your company wishes to host a staffed booth in the Exhibit Hall in addition to recruiting through the online APS Job Board, please consider becoming a full Exhibitor and receiving the 100% discount on Job Expo packages. Learn more about exhibiting at the March Meeting

On-Site Job Expo Package

Every Job Posting and Interview Package Includes:

  • Unlimited job postings on the APS Job Board
  • Unlimited access to resume database through the APS Job Board
  • Private space for interviewing candidates at the Meeting

$875: Recruitment Booth Package

In addition to the above, this package includes:

  • One 6' skirted table
  • Two chairs
  • Wastebasket
  • Identification sign

$475: Post Jobs & Interview Only Package

This package includes:

  • Job postings
  • Resume database
  • Access to private interview space

This package does not include a staffed booth/table in the Exhibit Hall.


Purchasing Information

  • Register for the event here.
  • Once your registration is complete you will receive an email with a promo code which will allow you to post unlimited jobs on the online system.
  • Full Exhibitors are eligible to receive this package for FREE. Contact Lesley-Ann Rennie (rennie@aps.org) for information.

Job Expo Employer Access Hours

The APS March Meeting Job Expo 2019 will be available to employers during the same hours as the regular Exhibit Hall.

Sunday, March 3
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Set-up

Monday, March 4
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Set-up

Tuesday - Wednesday, March 5 - 6
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open for Interviews

Thursday, March 7
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open for Interviews
4:00 p.m. Take Down

Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

Where will interviews be conducted?

  • Interviews are usually conducted in a space located adjacent to the Job Expo space. If this is not the case, you will be notified of the new location.

Can employers contact job seekers after the meeting?

  • Yes. Employers may contact job seekers before, during, and up to about two weeks after the meeting. Additionally, employers may print job seeker resumes and contact those job seekers from their resume contact information.

Do employers have to be an APS member to participate in APS Job Expos?

  • No, any employer, recruiter, or hiring manager is encouraged to participate.

Must employers pay a meeting registration fee in order to participate in the Job Expo?

  • No, an employer only pays for recruitment packages such as a booth or table package

IBS Career Opportunity Reception
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Westin Boston Waterfront, Hancock
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Free USA Green Card Consultations
During Job Expo Hours
Exhibit Hall - Job Expo Area
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