What's the hiring process like?
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|Sun, 05-28-2006 - 10:21pm|
I've been applying for jobs and making calls and dropping off resumes. Of course, I did this all last year, too.
Anyway, I just received a letter back from one district that gives me the details about their job fair. It states that it is not necessary to attend, but it's a great way for principals to meet prospective candidates and recommend their employment. That's the way THEY do it...the principals do the interviews, choose someone, and recommend them to the personnel director who ultimately decides if they are hired.
Another district has you go through a 2-step interview process before you can even be considered for employment. I honestly don't know what happens for the actual hiring because I didn't even get to the first interview (I got hired on in my top-choice district).
In my local district, only the principal can hire you. The personnel director has no part of the hiring process (if only he did...he was so excited when I went talk to him and told him that I was teaching MS math and that I'm highly qualified for that and for MS science). The principal hires you, it gets put on the agenda for the school board's "approval" (they read off the names--the board says "aye"..done deal). In this district, it is VERY VERY rare to be hired at the job fair, in fact, the job fair hardly even helps anyone, BUT you have to go. It's all part of the "tradition" or something, but if a principal finds out you weren't there and you're not an insider, there's very little hope for you.
I'm just surprised at how different these 3 adjoining districts in the same state are.
What is it like in your area?