My eighteen-year habit of reading the newspaper classifieds each week has paid off again. Yesterday's Indianapolis Star carried an advertisement for Indiana-based self-publisher Author Solutions' career fair. The open house will be this Thursday, June 19, at the Courtyard Marriott Carmel (10290 N. Meridian), from 4 to 8pm.
"Open house" is something of a misnomer because it's not happening at their offices (one in Bloomington and a smaller office here in Indianapolis--rumored to be in the Keystone at the Crossing area, although there is no mention of it on the website). So although you won't get a feel for the office environment, you'll still get to meet some people. The primary job they mention in the ad is Publishing Consultant, which sounds like a cross between inside sales and acquisitions. The ad says this job has "realistic potential" for a 70K/year income, plus great benefits and an amazing dollar-for-dollar 401K match (I think I'm getting a quarter per dollar on my investments here--and that's a step up from what it was before we were bought).
If you plan to go, take your resume, dress like you're going to a job interview, and eschew the promised "refreshments." You don't want to look like the only reason you're there is the free food.