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Job Seeker FAQs

Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding our résumé service. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact the ALA Integrated Marketing Coordinator by email or by calling 847.267.1252.

How do I post my résumé?
How long will my résumé appear on the website?
What is the deadline for posting my résumé?
Is there a fee for posting my résumé?
Do you offer a service to keep my identity confidential?
Will I be able to see my résumé before it is uploaded to the website?
Do you have any sample résumés that I can review?
Who will be able to view my résumé?
For what types of positions will ALA accept résumés?
Why are there not more employer ads for my location and/or position type?
How do I search the current employer ads?
What type of involvement does ALA have in my search?
How do I sign up for the Career Connection newsletter?

How do I post my résumé?

Job seekers can submit a résumé by completing the résumé form. When posting a résumé, you will be required to provide certain pieces of information (e.g. position type, résumé headline, etc.). The remainder of the text is written by you - the job seeker - in 7,500 characters or less. (ALA reserves the right to condense résumés if the specified word count is exceeded.) To facilitate searches by prospective employers, your résumé will be formatted to begin with contact information (unless you choose to use our blind box service, in which case the appropriate information will be entered), position type, and location.

How long will my résumé appear on the website?

Résumés will run on the website for six consecutive months from the day they are uploaded. Our system will automatically purge résumés upon expiration. If you would like to renew your posting, you will be required to complete a new résumé form to submit your résumé for an additional six months.

What is the deadline for posting my résumé?

The résumé database is updated on a regular basis.

Is there a fee for posting my résumé?

Job seekers are not required to pay a fee for posting a résumé.

Do you offer a service to keep my identity confidential?

Job seekers who desire anonymity may utilize our blind box service. Electronic replies will be routed to you through ALA's network so that your anonymity is maintained.

There is no fee to utilize the blind box service.

Will I be able to see my résumé before it is uploaded to the website?

During the posting process you will have the opportunity to view your résumé as potential employers will view it. If at that time you decide changes are needed you can edit your résumé. In addition, you can edit your active résumé at any time through the Account Center.

Do you have any sample résumés that I can review?

To view a sample résumé click here.

Who will be able to view my résumé?

Your résumé will be accessible to any Job Bank users.

For what types of positions does ALA accept résumés?

ALA will accept résumés for legal administrator, functional specialist, and legal support staff positions including but not limited to law clerks, paralegals/legal assistants, legal secretaries and other non-lawyer support staff positions. ALA is currently not accepting résumés for lawyer positions, or for management positions in service industries and retail settings.

Why are there not more employer ads for my location and/or position type?

ALA has no control over the number or type of ads posted in a specific location. The Job Bank is updated regularly so checking back at a later date is advised.

How do I search the current employer ads?

Employer ads can be found by using the job search. Here you will be able to search the employer ads by location, position type, and/or keyword.

What type of involvement does ALA have in my search?

ALA acts only as a clearinghouse and not as an employment agency. We do not enter into salary negotiations or mediate disputes that may arise. In addition, ALA is not responsible for the content of job postings. Please email jobs@alanet.org with any questions or concerns about any postings.

How do I sign up for the Career Connection newsletter?

You can register to receive the weekly job newsletter through the Account Center.