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Job Fair Quick Hits

Date, Time & Location

The PBEO Job Fair will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, Dec. 7 – 10, 2014.

Sunday, December 7
Registration Counter 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Business of Baseball Workshop 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Job Posting Room & Workroom 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday, December 8 – 9
Registration Counter 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
PBEO Office & Job Posting Room 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Interview Room, Interview Schedule Room & Workroom 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10
PBEO Office & Job Posting Room 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Interview Room, Interview Schedule Room & Workroom 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Arrive & Depart

It is recommended that your arrangements include arriving on Saturday, Dec. 6, in order to attend the Business of Baseball Workshop on Sunday, and staying through the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 10, to be available for interviews the entire last day of the Job Fair. Note that the Gala, a popular social and networking event at the Baseball Winter Meetings, takes place Wednesday evening, so plan your travel accordingly if you intend to go.

Résumés

We always say that you can′t bring too many résumés! Don′t think that 50 is overkill. Having copies made on-site can be costly. Play-by-Play applicants should submit a demo tape or CD and résumé in an envelope (8.5" x 5.5").

Attire

Business attire is suggested, especially for interviews. For men, a jacket and tie are recommended, while a suit/dress/pants/skirt with collared shirt are suggested for women. For special events throughout the week, attire ranges from casual to business. Keep in mind that your potential future employer may be on-site during the week, so a presentable and professional appearance is recommended at all times.

Internet

"Instant Internet" is available in the PBEO Job Fair space at the San Diego Convention Center (Meeting Rooms and lobby area). The cost is $12.95 per 24 hours per device.

For information on the "Instant Internet", click here.

Registration

Online registration is now available. After Oct. 24, 2014, all registrations will be taken on-site (cash or credit card only) in San Diego*. Be advised that the price will increase by $50.

You may also download this year′s registration brochure, which includes a registration form that you can complete and fax back to us.

Non-PBEO Members

Advance registration (good until Oct. 24) for non-members is $200 ($150 Job Fair registration + $50 annual membership).

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Current PBEO Members

Advance registration (good until Oct. 24) for current members is $150.

Memberships must run through Dec. 10, 2014, to qualify as a current member.

Members, log in and click "Register for the PBEO Job Fair" under the "Account Summary.'

*On-site registration will increase $50. The first 400 registered attendees will receive a PBEO Job Fair gift item (subject to change without notice).

If you register in advance, you will receive your registration package prior to the event, and there will be no need for you to go to the registration counter. Your name badge must be worn at all times to gain entrance into the Job Posting Room and Baseball Trade Show.

A refund of PBEO Job Fair registration fees will be made upon written request only if the request is received on or before Oct. 31, 2014. No refunds will be issued for registration cancellations after this date. Non-Member registration ($200) includes a one-year membership to PBEO.com, a $50 value. PBEO membership fees are non-refundable. Job Fair registrations received after Oct. 24, 2014, as well as on-site registration, will be an additional $50 per attendee. The first 400 registered attendees will receive a PBEO gift item (while supplies last).

Housing

PBEO Job Fair attendees are responsible for making their own housing arrangements while attending the Baseball Winter Meetings and PBEO Job Fair. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront will serve as the host hotel for the Baseball Winter Meetings, while the San Diego Convention Center will host the PBEO Job Fair and Baseball Trade Show. Due to space limitations, housing will not be available for booking at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. However, there are numerous other hotels nearby. Neither Minor League Baseball nor PBEO makes any representation with respect to any of these properties.

If you′d like to use the San Diego Convention Center as a reference point for your search, use the following address:

San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Please note that the Job Fair and Baseball Trade Show will take place on the east end of the San Diego Convention Center.

Job Fair Process

This is not your average job fair. Companies do not have booths where you talk to recruiters and give them your résumé. It is more likely that you will not meet a team representative until a club has chosen to interview you. We have separate rooms for different activities, such as the Job Posting Room, Interview Schedule Room, Workroom and Interview Room.

After reading the Job Fair process below, it may seem quite complicated. But — trust us — it is a simple one to learn once you read through the steps and then go through them on-site.

Job Fair Success, Step-By-Step

  1. Register: Either in advance through PBEO.com or on-site in San Diego. Registration will increase by $50 on-site.
  2. Arrange for housing and transportation.
  3. Read and comprehend all information on this page as well as the Job Fair F.A.Q. page.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the San Diego Convention Center.
  5. If you register in advance, you will receive your registration package prior to the event and there will be no need for you to check in at the registration counter, as you will already have your name badge. If you need to register on-site, please go straight to the Job Fair registration counter.
  6. Wear your name badge at all times to gain entrance into all Job Fair events and the Baseball Trade Show.
  7. Attend the Business of Baseball Workshop, specifically the Orientation Session.
  8. Be sure to understand the process of finding a job and submitting your résumé.
  9. Learn the interview process.
  10. Show up to your interview on time and knock them dead.

Finding a Job

  1. Make sure you are wearing your credentials (name badge) at all times. You WILL NOT be granted access to certain areas of the Job Fair, including the Job Posting Room, without it.
  2. Attend the Orientation Session at the Business of Baseball Workshop.
  3. Job Posting Room
    Job Posting Room
  4. During the appropriate hours, visit the Job Posting Room, where jobs that have been posted in advance will be numbered and posted according to category (e.g., Sales & Marketing, Tickets, etc.).  Jobs posted after 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, will be posted by day (e.g., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) for easier tracking.
  5. Find jobs in which you are interested and make note of the following in the upper right corner of your résumé:
    • Position number and position title
    • Club/Organization
    • Your telephone number while in town for the Job Fair
  6. Use the PBEO Workroom to transfer the above information onto your résumé in the upper right corner on the FRONT of your résumé, using one résumé per position. Make sure to note each job number to which you apply, as you will need this for reference when looking at the Interview Schedule forms.
  7. When your résumés are prepared, please deposit them into the appropriate résumé Drop Box (by job number) on the tables located outside the PBEO Office.
  8. Your résumés will be placed by Job Fair staff in the appropriate organization's box in the office as soon as possible for club reps to pick up. Without the accurate information requested above, the staff cannot be certain to direct your résumé to its intended destination. Clubs will periodically collect and review the résumés. PBEO has no control over when or if clubs will pick up résumés or schedule interviews.
  9. Keep checking the Job Posting Room as new jobs, when available, will be posted every half-hour throughout the Job Fair.
  10. Prepare for the interview process.

The Interview Process

  1. Once clubs have decided who they would like to interview, they will give our staff an interview schedule.
  2. Interview schedules will be posted according to job number every hour starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday through 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Interview Schedule room.
  3. Interview Schedule Form
    Interview Schedule Form
  4. Since the schedules will be posted by job number, it is easy to keep track and find the jobs for which you have applied. The form will have the location where the interview will be conducted and interview time slots.
  5. If your name is listed on the interview schedule form, the team wants to interview you.
  6. Underneath the list of names will be blocks of time that the club will be interviewing candidates, separately.
  7. If your name is listed, write your name next to the time slot during which you would like to be interviewed.
  8. If the club is using the Interview Room to conduct their interviews, the Job Fair staff will have information boards set up outside the room that will list the table number and club name. Simply find the club you are to interview with, note the table number and be there at your designated time.

Help

Make sure to attend the Orientation Session being held on Sunday, Dec. 7, during the Business of Baseball Workshop, where the entire process will be explained in greater detail. The Workshop will provide the opportunity for questions and answers, so make sure you are there and make the most of it.

There will be plenty of Job Fair staff on-site during the event.  Please feel free to ask any of them for assistance.

PBEO Databank Service

PBEO was created in 1994 to continue Minor League Baseball′s effort to provide a year-round placement service for its members. In 2003, PBEO.com was created so teams could search and review profiles of qualified registrants in the PBEO databank 24-hours-a-day. The team can contact registrants in whom they are interested for an interview. Registered PBEO applicants are placed in the databank according to their areas of interest, geographical preference and date of availability. An annual membership for the PBEO databank is $50. Membership also includes the monthly PBEO eNews with current job openings, as well as information and discounts on upcoming events. For more information, please visit PBEO.com.