Recruitment & Interviewing



Recruitment & Advertising Open Positions

As new positions open or become available, AvaCon’s Executive Board will work with members of the appropriate team to develop a position description that accurately describes the position’s responsibilities, duties, and necessary skills. Position descriptions should follow a standard format, which can be seen on the Previous Job Postings page of this handbook, and all job postings must include the following language for EEO compliance:

AVACON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All employment decisions at AvaCon are based on business needs, job requirements, and an individual’s skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance and other appropriate qualifications, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual or affectional orientation, veteran status, gender identity and expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. AvaCon is committed to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, and any other laws or regulations relating to equal employment opportunity.

Recruiting a Diverse Applicant Pool

AvaCon is deeply committed to an inclusive physical and virtual environment free from discrimination, and one of the key ways that we increase diversity in the metaverse is by recruiting a diverse applicant pool for open positions. In addition to posting positions on our website, on LinkedIn, and through social media, we also will post positions to publications and sites with a diverse readership to encourage the application of women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

[This area is under construction. Locations to post open positions to increase diversity will be listed here.]

Know What Can and Can’t Be Asked in an Interview

Discrimination in hiring is not only illegal, it can result in an organization missing out on the best candidates for a job. Through the hiring process, you will need to be aware of anti-discrimination laws and how they apply in the context of recruiting and hiring.

Federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), religion, age (40 and older), disability, citizenship status, and genetic information. State and local laws may prohibit discrimination based on additional characteristics, such as sexual orientation, marital status, smoking, or weight.

When hiring, the best practice is to avoid asking about characteristics that you cannot legally consider in making your decision—or closely related characteristics. For example, you cannot make decisions based on an applicant’s national origin, so you shouldn’t ask questions about the applicant’s birthplace or “native” language. The chart below will help you stay on the right side of the line.

Topic CAN Ask CANNOT Ask
Name What is your full name?Have you worked for any organization under a different name? What is your maiden name?Do you have an original or prior name?
Residency How long have you been a resident of this state or city? Do you rent or own your home?
Birthplace CANNOT ASK Where were you born?
Race or Ethnicity CANNOT ASK What country are you from? Where are you from originally?
Age Are you 18 years or older? How old are you?What is your date of birth?
Religion CANNOT ASK What religion are you?What religious holidays do you observe?
Marital Status CANNOT ASK Are you married or single?Do not require selection of Mr. Mrs. or Ms.
Parental Status CANNOT ASK Do you have any children?Will you need childcare?
Gender CANNOT ASK Do not require selection of Mr. Mrs. or Ms.
Sexual Orientation CANNOT ASK Do not require selection of Mr. Mrs. or Ms.
Disability These are the essential functions of this job: [provide list].How would you perform these tasks? Do not make any inquiries about a person’s physical ormental condition unless it is specifically and directly related

to requirements for a specific job.

Citizenship Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? Are you a US citizen?Are you a naturalized citizen?
Languages What languages do you speak and write fluently? Where did you learn that language?
Education What academic, vocational, or professional education,including degrees and certificates have you earned? Where did you go to college?Where did you go to high school?